She realizes this implicitly by saying that people “would never have been aware of possible evil lurking nearby if Miss Strangeworth had not sent them a letter” (Jackson 226). She knows that she has to stave off evil and it was her “duty to keep her own town alert to it” (Jackson 226). This shows how she justifies her evil action, by claiming that she is protecting the townspeople from any evil that comes their way. Miss Strangeworth believes that if she does not write her letters to her fellow townspeople then the town will succumb to evil. Miss Strangeworth’s vision for her town is to be evil-less and the only way to accomplish this is if she writes letters to them even though the letters are hurtful and contain
The book does not explain whether she stops her tears after seeing the damage or not but, Adara noticing the damage is evidence enough of her thoughtfulness and compassion towards the things around her and in this case the Ice Dragon. As well as this Adara had clung tightly onto the Ice Dragon however, after seeing the damage her tears had done she quickly ‘lifts one hand’ to examine what further damage had been caused and learnt to loosen her grip. As stated earlier Adara is portrayed, in the earlier stages of the story, to be cold, in both mind and body. ‘She smiled, but not
The first reason which generates sympathy in the women is Mrs. Hale regret and her guilt, this is because she distanced herself from Mrs. Wright. She states, "I wish I had come to see Minnie Foster sometime" (Glaspell 233). Mrs. Hale feels she owes Mrs. Wright a form of compensation as a gesture of friendship and her way of repentance. After entering the Wright 's home Mrs. Hale saw how the Wrights ' lived and this gave her the chance to see from the inside how cold their house was. "It 's a lonesome place and always was" (Glaspell 230).
Ivy’s blindness is a representation of the village its self and symbolizes how the Elders kept the villagers in the dark about the real world. The blindness makes Ivy more vulnerable to the outside world, yet it also makes her the best candidate for going into the woods, because, per her father, she wouldn’t be able to see the horrors of the outside world. It was also assumed that the creatures would not harm her because they would have mercy on her, as with Noah. However, Ivy’s blindness does, in fact, make her a strong person because she has a different sense of awareness that others can’t experience. Although she was terrified of walking through the woods alone, Ivy ended up exactly where she needed to be.
But he kept the pot, she explained. He had to keep the pot. That’s why he couldn’t get them off the road.” This shows that the only thing Elisa valued and cherished, was just thrown to the side like it was nothing. Because of this, Elisa starts questioning herself as a woman and even going as far as asking her husband questions that she already knew the answers to. In the story she asks her husband, “Henry, at those prize fights, do the men hurt each other very much?” Just to get the image out of her head of what she
When Mitch observed that Blanche was avoiding to expose her from bright light, he realized stories, Stanley had told him of her past. Mitch then compelled Blanche to confront her by standing under the direct light. When he told her that he did not care for her age, just her deceitfulness, Blanche responded by saying that she did not mean any harm she believed in magic, rather than reality. Blanche’s inability to tolerate light meant that her grasp on reality was also nearing to its end. In scene six, Blanche narrated past events of her husband, Allan Grey to Mitch.
Emotions like this led to the deaths in Salem. Fear leaves us afraid and frightened. Fear is unpleasant and it is only “human nature” to want to get rid of the feeling. Reverend Samuel Parris, before the Salem witch trials started, had the power to prevent the trials from happening, set things straight. But he feared as a Reverend the he was not setting a proper example, with Abigail his niece and his daughter dancing in the woods.
However, there are some suggestions as to what took place. There is a possibility that Miles could have known that the governess thought she was seeing Peter Quint and that he only exclaimed Quint’s name in order to appease, or possibly prank the governess. There even exists a theory that, “the Governess ' anxiety-driven hysteria causes her to refuse to give up on the possibility that Miles is somehow connected to the ghosts, ultimately ending his life to fulfill her personal desire for the psychological truth. (Herold)” Either way, there is sufficient evidence to provide that in this scene Miles was not aware of any kind of supernatural presence. The governess even takes realization to this idea when she states, “wasn’t he looking through the haunted pane for something he couldn’t see?
Little Details In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles the characters mention preserves in reference to how women notice the small things. Mrs. Peters knew that Mrs. Wright was always worried about her fruit preserves. In the text Mrs. Wright says, “Oh, her fruit; it did freeze. She worried about that when it turned so cold. She said the fire’d go out and her jars would break” (1040).
Susan Glaspell in her book a “Jury of her peers” presents on a number of issues pertaining to Feminism ,She challenges culture in a patriarchal world during the 20th century .The book “A jury of peers was written having been primarily focused on a court proceeding for the Des Moines Daily news in Loway , it was also adapted from the play the trifles .The events relating to the story publication took place during the year 1917 . Susan was a woman who was depended ,determined who did not like to feel any form of control around her .She portray this aspect in her b (Glaspell, 2015)ooks when she portrays that women are as intelligent just like their male counterparts . In her book, a feminist view presents an examination of the women representation in the story , it also presents a picture on how men regard women to be an inferior subject .Susan Glaspell through the above assertion on women presents an ingenious manner which explains on how women often worry about trifles ,she also highlight on women power relating to observation and the agility of their communication which serves as an integral; part in solving murder case . The early 20th century presented a scenario whereby women’s main domain was the kitchen as well as household duties , this assertion has over the years resulted to critics (Gainor, 2003).Feminist critics have gained immense interest to the story .The story is an inspiration for them to examine the representation of the female characters .The 20th century presented a picture whereby the husband was considered as the dominant figurehead of any family. Immediately a
She was just at last recovering from Father’s death by belladonna. She knows that the emotions are consuming, and that forgetting is hard. The damp rock wets her back as she leans against it. The sun is still high, but it is cold. Amaranth has never minded it though, considering she spends most of her time in dark, unheated places.