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    Susan Glaspell Trifles

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    “Trifles”, a 1916 play written by Susan Glaspell, centralizes around the death of Mrs. Wright’s husband, John. Her neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Hale, as well as the local sheriff and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, start off the play by entering the Wright’s empty farmhouse to investigate the murder. While the men look for evidence, the women begin to search for seemly insignificant clues that end up revealing the motive behind Mr. Wright’s crime. Overall, Glaspell’s use of subtle commentary on gender roles as well as the social divide between men and women influenced several analytic essays about her work, including one by the award-winning poet, Karen Alkalay-Gut. Moreover, in Alkalay-Gut’s article, “Murder and Marriage: Another Look At Trifles”, she begins by discussing Glaspell’s criticism of the legal…

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    “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell begins with the investigation of John Wrights murder by strangulation. Sheriff Henry Peters and the county attorney George Henderson arrive at the Wrights farmhouse with witness Lewis Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Hale. Lewis Hale explains about finding Mr. Wright acting strangely while she told him that her husband was murdered while she was asleep. During the investigation the women soon discover reason for action in the form of an empty birdcage and eventually…

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    current time period. World War I was held on a large scale at the time, but there was a more domestic issue at hand--the role of a woman. In her play Trifles, Susan Glaspell writes in relation to the current issue around her own everyday life. The role of a woman is told through a captivating story and a profound setting that is used to draw in her audience from the start. Glaspell focuses on the setting to reveal her story by applying character work, theme, and symbolism. Glaspell writes in…

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    Marvin Marin English 111 Professor Emma Trelles May 4, 2017 True Colors The statement by Pablo Picasso that “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” is a true representation of the plays Trifles and Anna in The Tropics. The society preaches equality and fairness in role distribution between both genders, with the aim of promoting co existence among them. In both plays, Trifles and Anna in The Tropics, the script writers presents how males have been dominant in both plays. Susan Glaspell,…

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    “Trifles” Reading Response Essay In Susan Glaspell’s play, “Trifles”, there are many social concepts that the author asks her audience to understand and consider. Elements that were considered while reading and analyzing the play were symbolism, the men’s social and psychological detachment towards womanhood, the deficiency of equality towards women and also the lack of proper and necessary communication between the characters in the play. All of these concepts connect to human experience…

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    4.) In Susan Glaspell’s “trifles” Mr. hale is giving a statement about what he witnessed after showing up to Minnie wrights home the day Mr. Wright was murdered. He talks about Minnie wright as almost careless about her husband’s death. She seemed antsy and a bit nervous but she had a way about her that showed she wasn’t too torn up about his passing.Mr hale did not really know how to interpret her reaction. He seemed confused or unsure about whether or not she was upset or happy that her…

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    Examining a crime scene the person must be very careful and pay attention to every detail. By making incorrect presumptions and miscalculating the importance of information can lead to a faulty verdict or conviction. When analyzing the setting of Trifles written by Susan Glaspell, we will discover how it gave away the murderer. One significant clue in the setting that helps to identify the murder is the “dead bird”. The “dead bird” is the piece evidence that reveals Mrs. Wright’s motive. Her…

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    the answer lies in the intricate details like those of the quilt and the bird’s death. Had these seemingly insignificant details been focused on, the murderer may have been found, tried, and convicted. While the men continue searching for evidence to convict Mrs. Wright, the women find small details that could have easily convicted her. The quilt holds one of these minute clues. The women find a quilt that Mrs. Wright had been sewing and notice that the sewing had begun to be sporadic near the…

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    Introduction Trifles was a murder case that explore power between the sexes, and relationships. Then men were searching around the farmhouse for clues or evidence but the woman were the one who was founding the evidence in the wife cooking but the men was paying no attention and ignored the woman and they were blind of the truth. Susan Glaspell is a reporter that’s works for Des Moines News. She covered a murder cased of this farmer’s wife. Her name was Margaret Hossack, she was accused of…

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    differences, are ceaseless throughout history and continue to prevail in modern day society. In the twentieth-century play, “Trifles,” Susan Glaspell focuses her discontent with society on the impeding condescension the women of her play are exposed to. The overall play possesses a feminist connotation in which the protagonist women attempt to detach themselves from the false male-imposed identity they are given by unintentionally solving a crime. The men of the play are oblivious to the…

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