Analysis Of Trifles By Susan Glaspell

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Throughout the story of Trifles Susan Glaspell gave hints to the reader that the story was not as it seemed, although it takes almost until the end of the story to understand what is going on it is known from the beginning that Mrs.Wright killed her husband, but the entire investigation is about finding why she killed him. To understand why she did this the reader must know what it was like for women when Susan Glaspell wrote the story. When this story was written, it was during a time when women did not have many rights all of the small things in their lives were the pertinent objects that they held close to their hearts. Throughout this story the reader has to look deep into the story to find out why she did it, in the end the reader realizes that she makes small mistakes that leads to only women of her time understanding those mistakes. In the beginning of Trifles the reader learns that Mrs.Wright that is imprisoned for killing her husband and that it is their goal to find out why throughout the story. But in this play it is all of the small things that make up the big picture. For example the way that Mr.Wright died is one of the major factors of simplicity, for the fact that he died by a knot being tied tightly around his throat. Why would Minnie not just stab him with a knife to kill him? Well that is the point...she did what she knew how to do. She was a housewife and only knew how to take care of a home, so when all of the other characters were looking at the quilt

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