Mrs. Hale Describe The Status Of Women In The 1900's

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Trifles, the script, portrayed physical appearance the character, Mrs. Hale, in a way that the audiences could imagine and create their own version of Mrs. Hale. Based on my inference, Mrs. Hale is the most ideal woman that most of the men in the 1900s could think of. In the 1900s, men preferred a woman with large feature of hips and breasts rather than just a weary woman. This explains the reason why many women in the 1900s wore corset. In the purpose of beauty, Corset provided women a way to enhance their breasts and hips, while at the same time making her waist as small as physically possible. According to the script, Mrs. Hale wasn’t that far away from this ideal shape. Starting from the introduction, the author introduces her as a larger…show more content…
Hale. When the men left the kitchen, Mrs. Hale says, “I’d hate to have men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing. “ This line demonstrates that Mrs. Hale already has some sort of despise over the men’s attitude towards house works. She also has bit of a prejudice about the sex role between men and women because she mentioned that kitchen is mine and it doesn’t belong to men. Also, Mrs. Hale has lost her emotional peace and begun to act based upon her instinct. After Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters find the block of awkwardly sewed quilt, Mrs. Hale says, “Why, it looks as if she didn’t know what she was about! (After she has said this, they look at each other, then start to glance back at the door. After an instant Mrs. Hale had pulled at a know and ripped the sewing.)” If she has the right mind to think rationally, she wouldn’t have ripped the quilt because ruining the evidence of crime scene isn’t something that can be forgiven easily but she doesn’t even think for a moment and go straight to rip the quilt. In addition, several lines in the script show that Mrs. Hale is feeling guilty over what happened to Mrs. Wright and has sympathy over her situation. In the middle of conversation with Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Hale says, “I could’ve come. I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful…”. With the way she talks about Mrs. Wright’s house, the audience can tell that she is feeling guilty and sorry for what Mrs. Wright had to go through in that house alone without a single person who visits. Plus, Mrs. Hale also mentions to Mrs. Peters, “If I was you, I wouldn’t tell her her fruit was gone. Tell her it ain’t. Tell her it’s all right. Take this in to prove it to her. She---she may never know whether it was broke or not.” In general, there is one definite reason why Mrs. Hale acted so queer in the house. She hated the women’s reality not being able to stand up against the men and say something

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