Symbolism In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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The story of Trifles is about,a time when women played a small role in many situations, and was thought of as not having much importance. Women were thought of only being interested in little things of no importance as it goes with the meaning of Trifles. Throughout the story you come to see Mrs. Wright’s motive for killing her husband. Susan Glaspell makes it easy for readers to interpret as to why Mrs. Wright killed her husband with the help different aspects of literary elements, such as symbolism, irony, and the theme of the story. In Trifles, Mrs. Wright suffered from mental abuse by her husband and felt encaged from living her own life. A man has been murdered by his wife, but the men of the town who are investigators of the crime are unable to solve the mystery Mrs. Wright left behind, until they establish the women's lingo as clues to solve the mystery. In Trifles, Mrs. Wright suffered from mental abuse by her husband and felt encaged from living her own life. The stories symbolism…show more content…
In “Trifles”, men believe they women are no more than something rather than someone, there indent roles are to stay home, cook, clean, and watch after children. This male superiority is portrayed as men feel comfortable with womens small roles in culture. Another theme goes to show how oblivious a man can be. “Trifles” establishes the theme of isolation, Mrs. Wright is a lonely house wife on a farm way out of social interaction. Going to say she only gets interaction with her abusive husband, which would obviously have psychological effects on Mrs.Wright. The bird was the only since of interaction she had and for Mr Wright to wring the birds neck it would almost be the final straw for Mrs. Wright before she loses her only thread of humanity. It goes to show when someone loses their humanity there are no obstacles to big for someone whos has lost
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