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    Shantifiney Franklin English 102 October 19‚ 2009 Critical Essay of Trifles Susan Glaspell 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

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    Analytical Essay on Drama Trifles by Susan Glaspell Heidi Barnard South University Trifles’ By Susan Glaspell I believe had several small defining moments leading to the one larger defining moment‚ which brings together all of them together. The defining moment is the discovery of the dead bird hidden in the pretty red box‚ this leads back to smaller points such as her sewing and the bird cage. “ Here’s some red. I expect this has got sewing things in it. (Brings out a fancy box.) What a

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    Trifles Sharen Dever South University Online Susan Glaspell’s play‚ Trifles‚ explores the fact that women pay attention to the little things that may lead to the solution of a bigger problem. Why do women pay attention to the little things? Could it be because the attention to detail is the starting point to solving the bigger problem? Let’s think of the ‘little things’ like pieces of a puzzle. When all the little pieces are put together‚ they usually form a picture; therefore you

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    in Trifles by Susan Glaspell‚ where symbolism is vital to telling her story. Without thought one can deduce that the canary is a primary focus of the symbolism in the story however the empty cage is equally if not more important to the thought process of Mrs. Wright Lets not forget the condition of her kitchen and Mrs. Wrights concern of her preserves. During the turn of the 19th century‚ the role and importance of women was quite different then is today. Susan Glaspell makes the reader

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    Trifles by Susan Glaspell addresses ideas about justice and gender deifferences. In the play gender roles are an important theme. Women in the 1900s often took care of the home. In this play the women distrust men and the men underestimate and underappreciate women. Ultimately‚ the audience has to decide if the women that protect Mrs. Wright from punishment are justified. Was murdering Mr. Wright a just punishment for his poor character and the killing of a canary? Perhaps leaving him would have

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    In the play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell‚ the characters are at the house of the Wrights‚ investigating the murder of Mr. Wright. His wife Mrs. Wright says she slept through the whole thing. The men are looking for her motive to have killed him since they already have her in custody. The women are gathering things to take to her in jail. The men are walking through and criticizing her kitchen and housekeeping‚ the ladies did not like that one bit. They know something had to be wrong for her kitchen

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    Trifles Defense Critic Essay A critic once said‚ “Trifles is a lousy play. By the third page we know who dun it‚ so there isn’t much reason to sit through the rest of the play.” This statement is a closed minded opinion. Susan Glaspell‚ the author of “Trifles”‚ does depict the murderer in this detective story but leaves the audience sitting in question of the motive for the mariticide. The play “Trifles” is an interesting and a great play because it offers questionable motives‚ the truth of the

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    Susan Glaspell’s one-act play‚ Trifles‚ is based on actual events that occurred in Iowa at the turn of the century. From 1899-1901 Glaspell worked as a reporter for the Des Moines News‚ where she covered the murder trial of a farmer’s wife‚ Margaret Hossack‚ in Indianola‚ Iowa. Hossack was accused of killing her husband‚ John‚ by striking him twice in the head with an ax while he slept. Initially it was assumed that burglars had murdered the farmer‚ but a subsequent sheriff’s investigation turned

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    In Trifles‚ Susan Glaspell describes the murder scene of a farmer‚ John Wright‚ and the attempts to prove that his wife‚ Mrs. Wright‚ committed the act. The sheriff and his wife‚ a neighboring farmer with his wife‚ and the male county attorney all examine the scene. The men look for the physical evidence directly correlated to the murder‚ such as the victim’s location and manner of death‚ while the women examine several common household items like Mrs. Wright’s unfinished quilt and empty birdcage

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    English Comp. II 1 November 2011 Trifles Analysis Susan Glaspell wrote the play Trifles in 1916. The play/story emulates the author’s thoughts on discrepancies concerning preconceived notions of gender. According to Dictionary.com the exact definition of trifle is “Something of little importance or value”. The title of the play suggests that the concerns of women are too often considered minute and negligible affairs‚ irrelevant to a male dominant society. The issue in question is the circumstantial

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