Trifles By Susan Glaspell Research Paper

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All the Little Things Throughout the history and even now to this day, men and women have struggled to understand each other being in society one of the of main reasons. Society has struggled to combine their complex differences while embracing the wonder of individuality. In the era around the nineteen-tens there was a very clear noticeable distinction between the perception of women and men in the eyes of society. Some of the earliest encounters were with women fighting for suffrage and equal rights. The women’s suffrage movement was the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office and this is part of the overall women’s rights movement. In the mid nineteenth century, women in several countries most notably, the U.S and Britain…show more content…
(Women’s Suffrage Movement). It was not until nineteen-nineteen that the congress granted women the right to vote. “Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken” (Amistad). In the short dramatic play, Trifles by Susan Glaspell it showcases the repression of American women by a male dominated society during the late eighteen hundred. Susan Glaspell’s dramatic play Trifles seems to describe the ultimate women’s suffrage. With that being said men will no longer have an upper hand against women. Theses were the encounters taking place around the same time the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell was introduced in…show more content…
It takes place in a lonely, cold landscape of the Mr. and Mrs. Wright’s kitchen, which is the setting where all the action of the play takes place (Delbanco). The play opens up with three men, Sheriff Peters, the court attorney Mr. Henderson, and the neighbor Mr. Hale, entering the house. In the lonely household with very little attention and hardly any cleaning up that had recently been done in the kitchen, the disorder of the unwashed dishes, dirty dishtowels, a loaf of bread sitting out. The scene gives an impression as if someone left in a hurry or as if someone was taken unexpectedly. Along with the three men are the wives of Mr. Hale, Mrs. Hale and the wife of Sheriff Peters, Mrs. Peters. These people are at the house to investigate what happened in the murder of Mr. Wright. Mrs. Wright has been taken to prison and is thought to be guilty of the murder for Mr. Wright. The women are there to gather things that Mrs. Wright might want or perhaps need. Mr. Hale and Sheriff Peters are there to investigate the actual murder and determine who did it. As Mr. Hale and Sheriff Peters go up stairs to figure out what has happened the women stay in the kitchen to talk and to gather the things that Mrs. Wright asked for. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters end up finding a bird in a broken cage that has been strangled to death, in the same way that Mr. Wright had died. This makes Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters think that Mrs.
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