Women As Seen In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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Women as Seen in Trifles There were a lot of outstanding female literary figures that saw emergence during the 19th century. One of the many women writers that became known was Susan Glaspell. Glaspell’s works saw her struggle with arguments such as gender and differences and other related concerns, thus making it as one of the 19th century’s legacy. In the middle of an artistic revival and renaissance, Glaspell together with her beloved husband, George Cook, started to write about the issues they were seeing. But in 1915, she started writing the Provincetown Players and saw the involvement of other female writers like Kate Chopin and Fanny Fern to the making of one-act play, the Trifles. (Gionia & Kennedy, 69) Susan Glaspell’s life is an image of a 19th century woman, grew in the color tradition of gender, which basically changed her perspective in life right after her marriage to Cook. But when her husband died, she seemed to transition back from modernism writing to regionalism writing. Susan Glaspell’s writing never showed insecurity and fear. She imagined and brought to life the ‘new women’ onstage. The women she envisioned have their own experiences of challenges, rejection of male-defined norms, such as women’s honor, the male’s domination and control. (Gardner ET el, 948-949) The play, Trifles, is a murder mystery that investigates considerately the daily lives of married, rural women. The publication of Trifles in 1920 is a clear manifestation of women’s uniqueness
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