Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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“Revenge of the caged bird” Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles”, written in 1916 gives the perfect example of revenge. This book explains how the revenge can be the only solution for the person’s misery. Mr. Wright, a farm owner, has been recently murdered at night in his bed, strangled by a rope. According to his wife, Mrs. Wright, her husband was murdered while she was sleeping right next to him. She was also accused of homicide. The sheriff, county attorney and Mr. Hale are on the investigation team searching for a motive and trying to find evidence that could help them solve this case. On the other hand Mrs. Peters, Sheriff’s wife, and Mrs. Hale are there to collect things Mrs. Wright requested. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discover the truth behind the murder. This play centers on the relations between men and women at the time. This play starts at the investigation of Mr. Wright’s murder. Mrs. Wright allegedly murders her husband. During the investigation one question arose concerning Mrs. Wright’s indifferent behavior and the way her husband died. Despite the presence of a gun, a rope was used to kill him. This play takes place in the kitchen. It was Mrs. Wright’s responsibility to keep the kitchen clean but instead the kitchen is completely untidy. Mrs.…show more content…
From the start of the play women have been on the stage more often than the men have. Women act as amateur investigators. The major cause of revenge is loneliness and isolation is the ultimate cause of her unhappiness from the marriage. Mr. Wright was a hard man and couldn’t provide the companionship needed for a successful marriage. Since Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters hide the evidence from the investigators they couldn’t find anything that could prove Mrs. Wright guilty and most likely jury will be merciful to Mrs. Wright. During the entire play women take sides with Mrs. Wright. This play also gives perfect example of what were women capable of in the era when men were considered superior then

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