Trifles Analysis

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The play “Trifles” written by Susan Glaspell majorly mirrors the relationship between husbands and wives, and their attitudes towards resolving daily hassles. The men were looking for the “effects” while the women were concerned with “causes”. Mr. and Mrs. Hale were the closest friend of the family of Mr. Wright John and aware of the strain in their marriage. Mr. Hale’s superficial effort to salvage the situation caused more harm than the deep emotional insight of Mrs. Hale who tried to save her friend. Mr. Hale’s testimony showed how close he was to the family. He was also aware of the strain in the marriage and the feeling of loneliness experienced by Minie Wright. As typical of men’s reactionary approach to problem-solving, he tried to convince Mr.Wright to install a telephone to facilitate communication between Mrs. Wright and her friends and acquaintances. According to him “I am going to see if I can get John Wright to go in with me on a party telephone…. but I thought maybe if I went to the house and talked about it before his wife, though said to Harry I didn’t know as what his wife wanted to make much difference to John” (Glaspell 980). He felt to realize that Mrs. Wright needs to talk more with the husband and treated like a lady than talking to the outsiders. On the other hand, Mrs. Hale knew Minie Wright and had nostalgia about her beautiful personality “she was kind of like a bird herself-real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and –fluttery” (Glaspell 987). She

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