Character Analysis Of Susan Glaspell's 'Sisterhood'

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Susan Glaspell captures in one act, the restricted breath of women in a society where men are the lawmakers, judges, and of course breadwinners. They are the Country Attorneys and Sheriffs. She is showcasing a classic example of the Separate Sphere’s Ideology and proving how deficient it is in theory. During this time prior to the suffrage movement, a woman’s intellectual capacity is restricted by the dominant male ego, in this case the professional and capable skills of a couple of the characters. The men convinces themselves since they are the law, and that women’s ability to understand and decipher complex issues, such as the murder of Mr. Wright was not possible. The investigators in this play reflecting the Separate Spheres Ideology misread clues and evidence blinding them of those things they refer to as “trifles”. Due to the men considering Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters only able to entertain themselves with trifles, the women together formed a sisterhood and discreetly spearheaded their investigation. Not only did they collect evidence and form a motive, they ensured that Mrs. Wright could, perhaps, remain innocent and finally free.
A scene in the play written by Susan Glaspell created the perfect scene, albeit the apparent fault of the home. According to County Attorney Henderson it is because she is not the best homemaker. In this scene, the County Attorney says, “Dirty Towels! Not much of a housekeeper would you say ladies?”(Trifles 982). The women were
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