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 .
A trifle is defined as someone or something of little value or importance. Women during the time of 1916 were treated as people of lesser value. In her play Trifles, Susan Glaspell uses symbolism, irony, and characterization to illustrate how men and women are unequal during that particular point in time. The woman overcame the obstacle of the murder case on their own, illustrating how Glaspell’s work challenges the status quo of the society during the time of 1916. Glaspell’s main interest in writing Trifles is to focus on the roles women played during the time.
In the play, “Trifles,” gender stereotypes are grave issues that play a major part in society. However, due to its detrimental effects between males and females, it leads to envy towards each other. Trifles is a play written by Susan Glaspell. The moral of the play was to bring women together in a time where they were discouraged by the beliefs of men. As demonstrated, a husband and a wife named Mr. Wright and Mrs. Wright who apparently had a wobbly marriage.
Patriarchy and murder, Susan Glaspell presents and balances these two ideas throughout her play Trifles. The play opens with a scene of “incompleteness”, presented through the vivid description of unfinished house work. However, this seemingly innocent scene quickly evolves into a crime scene following the entrance the Sheriff and County Attorney. The two characters begin to listen to Mr. Hale’s account of his visit to the Wright home, the crime scene. As Mr. Hale details his visit, the readers learn about Mr. Wright’s murder and more importantly Mrs. Wright’s odd and evidently suspicious behavior.
Trifles, Sisterhood and Loyalty “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. – The Declaration of Independence. The way the women were portrayed in the play shows that they did not take the risk of standing up for themselves being the timeline it took place within. This essay will look at sisterhood and faithfulness revealing the significance of coming together as women as they uncover evidence that is gender specific; “ here’s a nice mess”, dead canary”, “knot it”. When searching for the cause of Mr. Wright death, they come across a messy kitchen, the men do
Women’s Issues in the Past In both Trifles and A Doll’s House the reputation and appearances of the two women are examined within nineteenth century marriages. The men believe that the women only focus on trivial matters. These two poems are so powerful because of the metaphors, emphasis on gender roles, and tone the narrator uses to convey the way women were treated in the nineteenth century.
Gabal Said The Trifles of Society The society holds different realities to act naturally obvious, that all men are made equivalent, and that they are enriched by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that include; liberty, life, and the quest for happiness among others. "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, is a one-demonstration play, which incorporates components of what the women’s suffrage development is about. The play from Glaspell recounts the tale of a murder riddle of the wedded couple of Mrs. Minnie Wright and her better half, the murder casualty, John Wright; this story likewise joins the temperament of society at the time towards women, and how they were seen as trifled in the eyes of society as they are under the subordinate of men.
. The important transformations that occurred in our society especially in the last two centuries have had a deep and irreversible impact on the world on many aspects. These changes affect politics, religions and the entire socio and geo- political dynamic of our world including relationships between men and women with regards to the ways society views the dynamic between the two.
Comparative Analysis: Don’t Mess with a Women In Susan Glaspell’s one-act play “Trifles” and Euripides ancient Greek tragedy “The Bacchae” the treatment of women can be said to be enslaved by men. In 405 B.C. (The Bacchae) and the early 1900’s (Trifles) was dominated merely by men. Joan Connelly, author of Portrait of a Priestess, described women of little or no importance and lacked the influence over political, religious or cultural views in the Greek period. Glaspell and Euripides brings awareness on the treatment of women using portrait of women and imagery.
In the nineteenth century the roles of women were very different than they are today. Women had few rights and their only purpose was to maintain the household while men worked all day. Men of this generation made family decisions and their wife’s personal decisions. We have seen textual evidence of the life of women in the nineteenth century, thanks to Charlotte Gilman and Susan Glaspell. Only a century later have women received more equality and less responsibility.