Trifles Annotated Bibliography
Alkalay-Gut, Karen. "Jury of Her Peers: The Importance of Trifles." Studies in Short Fiction 21 (Winter 1984): 1-9.
In this deeper look into 'Trifles,' Karen goes through the plot and discusses what you should pay more attention too. She describes the symbolism in some of the objects as well as explain the scenes and their little details. Karen finds the difference between male and female perceptions of judgment to be central to the play. She explains that you need to follow the storyline of the women to help solve the case and discusses the differences between a man and a womans world in this time period. Karen shares that she believes the women are going about the case better than the men and she explains the meaning behind their findings.
This article helped explain some of the scenes better and did a good job summarizing the play. I think she pointed out some important details in the evidence the women find and that helped explain some of the symbolism better. She shows a strong distinction between the two worlds of men and women which is the reason behind the difference in their approaches to the case. She points out that understanding the relationships and people is very important. Karen included many quotes from the play to support her opinions which were very close to mine so this article was very helpful. She goes through the entire play which is more than needed but while reading through I could find the most important details she points out to help with my paper.
Makowsky, Veronica. Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.
In Veronica Makowskys book, she discusses the many works by Susan Glaspell and the history she made for female journalists. She takes a deep look into the symbolism in Glaspells works and the relationships between the characters. The feministic writing style of Glaspell inspired many women and made a huge impact in...
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