Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

"Trifles" by Susan Glaspell - Essay Example

Only on StudentShare
High school
Author : ansleyrath
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 2 (502 words)

Summary

Mrs. Wright: I wonder if Mrs. Hale could find everything I asked for. I really need that apron. This one I have on is so dirty and I can't be seen in a dirty apron, what would the townspeople think It's bad enough that I had to leave the house without finishing the cleaning of my kitchen…

Extract of sample
"Trifles" by Susan Glaspell

Oh dear, I almost forgot I was in the middle of baking bread, I hope Mrs. Hale will get rid of it. After all this time the dough would to tough to use. How could I sleep through somebody strangling John in our own bed Well, I guess it's like I told Mr. Hale "I sleep sound". There's no other answer for it. Unless I actually tell them the truth. That I don't sleep in the same room with John, haven't in years. But that would be unbearable. Just think of what the other folks around here would think of me for telling that. They'd either think it was a lie to protect myself or that I was one bad wife. Either way that coming out at this time would not look good. Plus it's not like I have any way to back it up. John is dead now and he was the only other one who knew about it. This place could use a good cleaning up. No wonder people are always glad to get out of here, whether they are going to another jail or home, it's got to be better than this place. I wonder how long they will keep me in here. I hope not too long. I really need to get home and clean up my house. And now it will be even worse with all those men tracking in and out, not caring about how dirty they get the place. What do they care they don't have to clean it. I bet they'd be a lot more careful if they did. Then they'd understand how hard it is to keep a dusty farmhouse clean. ...
Download paper

Related Essays

Analyze Henrik Ibsen's(1879) and Susan Glaspell's(1916) treatment of relationships and roles in the time period plays were written
When the play "A Doll's House" was performed for the first time in Copenhagen in 1879, it revoked severe criticism from the society as it was against the society's values and attacked men's dominance over women (Templeton 142). Similarly, the play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell was written, at the time when, like other educated women at this time, Glaspell "grew restless with the numerous restrictions on women and became inspired by the avant-garde social, political, and cultural movements happening in the United States and Europe" (McMichael, et al. 1108).…
3 pages (753 words)
Susan Glaspells "Trifles"
Therefore the burden of a fair and just trial falls upon the shoulders of just two women. In Susan Glaspells' 1916 short play, "Trifles," it is up to Mrs. Hale, a farmer's wife, and Mrs. Peters, a Sheriff's wife, to weigh all the evidence they can gather, and then justifiably help to cover-up the strangling death of Mr. John Wright.…
A Dolls House’ by Henrik Ibsen and ‘Trifles’ by Susan Glaspell
They are models that remain significant and relevant in the 21st century. …
4 pages (1004 words)
'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost (1916) and A Comparison with Other Selected Literary Pieces
It is, of course much deeper in meaning than that straightforward description. By the use of color, he paints an autumnal scene, suggesting he is looking back at himself later in his life. For example, ".yellow wood" (l. 1) for the leaves are not green, and again in "In leaves no step had trodden black" (l. 12), give the impressions of mulchy, earthy scents of autumn. The poet's own voice is heard throughout, sharing thought, feeling and action. There is gentle irony in "Oh, I kept the first for another day!" (l.13) and again in:…
4 pages (1004 words)
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
Trifles, I believe, is feminist in the most true sense of that word: it does not seek to speak only about injustice or the place of women in a society which undervalues their importance; it goes deeper than this. Glaspell seeks to understand and, consequently, show how attitudes and perspectives shape these social constructs, and thus, when individuals are appreciated or cheapened in particular societal contexts.…
2 pages (502 words)
Women in a patriarchal society and "trifles"
The play Trifles revolves around the investigation conducted by a sheriff and a county attorney in the house of a woman who was accused of murdering her husband who was found in his bed with a rope around in his neck. Accompanying them is the couple’s neighbor who was the first man to discover the body. In the background, are wives of the sheriff and the neighbor who tagged along with their husbands while the men went around the house searching for evidence that would clearly show the motive of the wife in the killing of her husband.…
4 pages (1004 words)