The Oppression Of Women In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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"Hale: Well, women are used to worrying over trifles." (11) Turns out that trifle they were worrying about was a clue that lead them to the reason for the murder of the husband of Mrs. Wright, Mr. Wright. This trifle that is being referenced is whether or not they believed Mrs. Wright wanted to quilt her quilt or knot it. Something so small but was a huge clue that gave an observer a window into the mind of Mrs. Wright. Something that the men only brushed off as a joke when the women brought it up. The oppression of women was not at the top of the list in everyday conversation because people did not think it was something that was an everyday occurrence, however, Susan Glaspell changed this when she wrote her short play Trifles. The female characters stand up for Mrs. Wright and defend her from the scrutinizing remarks of their husbands and hide her dead bird that could have been used against her as a motivation in her trial for the murder of her husband. Susan Glaspell uses Trifles, a realist piece, to shows women 's oppression in everyday life, her text is very influential to the women 's movement by showing women they need to unite and stand up for one another. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are two everyday house wives during the early 1900 's but they do something very special and controversial. They stick up for a fellow woman and housewife. This may seem crazy today but at the time this piece was written, they had voting rights on only four states and, according to the

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