Susan Glaspell's play, Trifles, explores the fact that women pay attention to the little things that may lead to the solving of a bigger problem. Why are women so into the little things? The attention to detail seems to be the starting point to solving the bigger problem. Think of the little things as pieces of a puzzle. When the small pieces come together you see the bigger picture. In the play Trifles the men seem to think the women only worry about the little things, or trifles. What the men do not realize is that the women are actually solving the murder by worrying, or trifling, over the small details. To really understand this aspect we have to look at the play itself. The first example of the attention to detail is the fruit preserves. In lines seventy-eight to seventy-nine Mrs. Peters says, "She worried about that when it turned so cold. She said the fire'd go out and her jars would break." To which the Sheriff replies, "Well, can you beat the women! Held for murder and worrin' about her preserves." In line eighty-three Mr. Hale says, "Well, women are use to worrying over trifles." If Mrs. Wright had not been preoccupied, she could have started a fire to keep the preserves from freezing. Another example of trifling is noticing that Mrs. Wright did not awake while her husband was being strangled to death. Unless the Wrights slept in separate beds, Mrs. Wright should have felt the struggle between her husband and the murderer. Even though Mrs. Wright said she was a deep sleeper, she still should have heard the gasping for air and the struggle that was going on right next to her. Another thing that seemed very strange to everybody was that there was a gun in the house. Why not use the gun? Why use the rope? According to the essay, On Susan Glaspell's Trifles, the author notes, "The strangling of Mr. Wright, which perplexes all when a gun was handy, is reminiscent of the strangling of that bird (1)." The third example of noticing the small things is the piecing
As people we all strive to see the better picture that is the world around us. Many go their whole lives and never see the wonders that the world can provide them. Well, I’ve had one such chance. I’ve been to a place, commonly know as the land of the rising sun, and yes it was an amazing episode of my life which I could never forget. It all began my sophomore year in high school. There was a summer exchange program in which I would be able to travel to my sister city in Chichibu, Japan. I was excited….
12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do
To Help Your Country
Lat, Cris Robinson G.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – ACT201A
Civic Welfare Training Services II
Prof. Leonardo G. Adap
STI College – Taft
Name : Cris Robinson G. Lat
Subject : Civic Welfare Training Services 2
Professor : Leonardo G. Adap
Date : March 8, 2013
Title : 12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Your Country
The book “12 Little Things….
Susan Glaspell's play Trifles is probably often misinterpreted by many viewers. One person made the following comment, "Trifles is a lousy mystery. All the action took place before the curtain went up. Almost in the beginning, on the third page, we find out who done it.' So there isn't really much reason to sit through the rest of the play." Trifles does center around a murder investigation, but the mystery is not about "who done it," but why it was done. Women's lowly social status at the time….
Crunch of gravel under feet
Printed paper towels.
a random baby in the store that smiles at you
the outfit that makes you feel invincible.
Hearing your favorite song on the radio
Feeling the electricity in the air just before a thunderstorm
Hands free bathrooms
Finishing a really intense workout.
When someone who borrows your pen or pencil actually gives it back
When its sunny and raining at the same time
Putting your ear to someones stomach….
Trifles is a play by Susan Glaspell that covers the lives of several women and the men in their lives. The story begins with the murder of one of their neighbors, Mr. Wright, who is suspected to have been killed by his wife. The local Sherriff, Peters, enlists the help of his friend Mr. Hale to investigate the crime. Their wives are willing to help solve the case, but are denied this opportunity by their husbands who believe that they should spend their time worrying about their female things….
4 April 2014
In the play “Trifles”, the police are investigating the scene. Lewis Hale tells how he discovered Mrs. Wright was acting weird when she told him that her husband was murdered while she was sleeping. Although a gun had been in the house, Mrs. Wright had been strangled with a rope. While the men are investigating upstairs, the women discover an empty birdcage and eventually finds the dead bird in a box in Mrs. Wright’s sewing basket while….
Read the Powerpoint and the Play (copies attached in our Lessons Folder) and then answer the following questions:
Try to make reference to certain scenes or lines by describing them ( you do not need exact page numbers) as you remember them, GIVE EXAMPLES.
**Please type up your answers on a separate page using our regular Class format. DO NOT REPEAT THE QUESTIONS WITH YOUR ANSWERS!!!!
1. What is the relationship between the two women, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Hale? How do they react to one another….
18/ 07/ 23
Susan Glaspell raises awareness to many controversial topics and through symbolism in her play, “Trifles” in the early 1900s. The opening of the one-act play starts by introducing the characters that are; the young and arrogant County Attorney named George Henderson, Henry Peters who is the sheriff along with his wife, as well as neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Hale. The three men immediately walk into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wright, while the women….
October 19, 2009
Critical Essay of Trifles
Susan Glaspell was born on July 1, 1882 in Davenport, Iowa. She began her career as am author of short stories of popular magazines such as the Des Moines Daily. She cofounded Provincetown Players, a group who worked with experimental drama. Glaspell can best be described as a director, feminist, author, and actress. Glaspell died in 1948 (“Biography” 1).
Trifles is based on a true story.
…”On a cold December night….
Review of “Trifles”
Susan Glaspell play, “Trifles”, revolves around Mrs. Wright, a woman who seeks revenge on her husband for oppressing her through their years of marriage. During the time of Glaspell’s play, early 1900’s, men are the dominant figures in society and women are expected to cook, clean, raise children and care for their husbands. Glaspell’s play, “Trifles”, main goal is portraying a theme of women being oppressed through marriage by the use of symbolism through a canary and a bird….