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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Some Observations - Trifles I would like to make three major points. Major #1: Since this is the first play we’ve read, the stage direction really caught my eye and I tended to consider it very seriously in determining the meaning of the work. The most obvious direction, which the essay by Parrish discusses, is that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Wright ever appear in the play, and Glaspell was the first to use this type of direction (which was later recognized as uniquely her own.) Other important examples of the play’s direction (not spoken lines) are: ( ......   [tags: Trifles Essays] 896 words
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Blurred Boundaries in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Blurred Boundaries in Trifles       In her landmark feminist play, "Trifles," Susan Glaspell offers a peek at the complicated political and social systems that both silenced and divided women during their struggle for equality with men. In this simple but highly symbolic tale, a farmer's wife, Minnie Wright, is accused of strangling her husband to death. The county attorney, the sheriff, a local farmer, the sheriff's wife and the farmer's wife visit Minnie's farm house. As the men "look for clues," the women survey Minnie's domestic environment....   [tags: Trifles Essays]
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Sweetness of Revenge - Sweetness of Revenge Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, seems to describe the ultimate women’s suffrage story. No longer will men have an upper hand against women after reading this story. Cleverness will be the key to retaining power from the men in this story. The one thing that woman are criticized for, the idea that women tend to look at the ‘little picture’ instead of the ‘whole picture’, will be there path to victory. Two stories of revenge are told in this story, the revenge of suppression and revenge of being portrayed as ‘unsophisticated, unintelligent’ women....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 594 words
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Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles The play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell is a whodunit type of murder mystery. But in this case, the "professionals," whose job it is to find out what happened, failed in their task. The County Attorney (Mr. Henderson) and the Sheriff (Mr. Peters) attempt to piece together what had transpired on the day when John Wright was murdered. They interviewed Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mr. Hale who told them that Mrs. Wright, John's wife, had been acting strange when he had found her in the kitchen....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1219 words
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Stereotypes in Trifles I like this play quite a lot. It's got murder, mystery and deceit. It's interesting that the play bases a lot on stereotypes. The men are the sheriff, deputy and the attorney sent out to discover the details of the murder of a man found hanged in his bed. They look carefully in the bedroom and outside in the barn for clues and the women are sent in, I think initially, to gather some things for Mrs. Wright. The women are mocked at by the men. Worrying about things like jelly freezing and sewing....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 640 words
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Little Things Mean a Lot - Little Things Mean a Lot in Trifles Susan Glaspell's play, Trifles, explores the fact that women pay attention to the little things that may lead to the solving of a bigger problem. Why are women so into the little things. The attention to detail seems to be the starting point to solving the bigger problem. Think of the little things as pieces of a puzzle. When the small pieces come together you see the bigger picture. In the play Trifles the men seem to think the women only worry about the little things, or trifles....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1125 words
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Repression of Women Exposed in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Repression of Women Exposed in Trifles Susan Glaspell in Trifles explores the repression of women. Since the beginning of time, women have been looked down upon by men. They have been considered “dumb” and even a form of property. Being physically and emotionally abused by men, women in the early 1900’s struggled to break the mold formed by society. Even with the pain of bearing children, raising them, doing household and even farm chores, their efforts have never been truly appreciated....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 954 words
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Emotional Break-down in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Emotional Break-down in Trifles Trifles is an interesting story about the emotional break-down of a country woman. It is obvious by certain descriptions within the text that she did have an emotional trauma. However, it is never made clear if she killed her husband or did he commit suicide. The emotional trauma can be scene in the beginning of the story by her attitude towards Mr. Hale. Ms. Wright is in a state of shock her constant rocking; pleating of her skirt; her "queer" look and her dead pan response to how Mr....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 565 words
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The Three Symbols in Trifles by Susan Glaspell - The setting of a story is the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs.(Meyer 1635) The setting can also set the mood of the story, which will help readers to get a better idea pf what is happening. The major elements of the setting are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters. (Meyer 1635) "Trifles by Susan Glaspell portrays a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting. Glaspell uses symbolic objects to help the audience get a better understanding for the characters....   [tags: Trifles, Susan Glaspell] 305 words
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Trifles - Trifles The owner of the diner is waiting for his chance to go back south, and he knows that "they got two trains running every day". Wolf A numbers runner who sometimes uses the diner as his office. Risa The diner's waitress and cook. Holloway A regular who speaks out against the constant oppression of African Americans. Sterling Just released from jail, he needs to find a way to make a living. Hambone A man who stands up for what he believes he deserves. West The only wealthy man on stage owns the funeral home across the street....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale in Trifles The major idea I want to write about has to do with the way Mrs. Hale stands behind Mrs. Wright even though it seems like everyone else especially (the men) would rather lock her up and throw away the key. We see this right away when she gets on the County Attorney for putting down Mrs. Wright’s house keeping. I find this to be wonderfully symbolic in that most women of this time usually allowed the men to say whatever they wanted about their sex, never standing up for themselves or each other You notice this to be so because Mrs....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 787 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspel - When a person goes through a traumatizing event in their life, they either to choose to accept and move on from the experience or cope with the experience in a negative way. In “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspel, Mrs. Wright deals with the death of her pet bird by what we can gather in the text, by killing her Mr. Wright. In “Trifles” even though the males are dominant in this society, they are the fools to the female characters in the story, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. The fools that are consistent in the story are the males: sheriff, county attorney, and Hale....   [tags: story and character analysis] 530 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - According to the Merriam -Webster Online Dictionary an assumption is a belief that something is true or a fact or statement that is taken for granted. Susan Glaspell wrote "Trifles" to demonstrate the male assumption that women are insignificant members in a male dominated society. Because the men underestimate them, the women are able to prove they are not insignificant. The improper assumptions by men toward women can have dire consequences, as demonstrated in Glaspell's world. Combating these narcissistic assumptions displayed by men can result in a unity among women that can overcome any male caused disrespect and oppression....   [tags: misogyny, feminism, sexism, equal rights] 1228 words
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The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell - The short one-act play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, was years ahead of its time. Its time was 1916 but the subject matter is timeless. The aspect of this play that most caught my interest was the contrast between the men and women characters. This is a play written in the early 1900s but transcends time periods and cultures. This play has many strengths and few weaknesses, but helps to provide a very accurate portrait of early American women and the issues they dealt with in everyday comings and goings....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Trifles - Characters Mrs. Peters Mrs. Hale Mrs. Wright Sheriff Peters Scene: Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters bringing Mrs. Wright her personal belongings. Time Period of the Play Mrs. Hale: Minnie how yer’ holding up. Mrs. Wright: Alright I guess, how is my fruit. Mrs. Peters: (nervously digging in her bag) Oh they are just fine, here we brought you one of you jars of cherries. Mrs. Hale: Minnie (in a low tense manner), Mrs. Peters and I thought it was a good idea to bring some of the quilt boxes you were piecing together, you know to keep your mind off all this for a while, but as we gathered your sewing material we found-we found… Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1108 words
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Apparent Feminisms In The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Apparent Feminisms In The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell Male domination in 1916, when Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles was written, was the way of life. Men controlled most women and women were not very outspoken during that time period. Mr. Wright in her play was no different from the rest, but she made him a symbol of all the men in the community. The play opens at the scene of the crime. The first three characters who enter the room are the three men involved in the investigation of the murder at hand....   [tags: Papers] 387 words
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A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, Trifles - A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, "Trifles" Minnie Foster was once described as the belle of the ball. To look at her tonight for the first time you could see why. She carried herself with both an air of confidence and modesty at the same time. Her small eyes dominated her face. They did not look directly at you anymore though. Still, they seemed all knowing and experienced as if they were able to see and know secrets about you that you wish no one knew. Her slender peaked nose was no match for the full lips she had, lips that never uttered a sound and which have become as pale as her knuckles....   [tags: Short Story Creative Writing Essays] 1004 words
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Glasswells Trifle - Psychopathic: One Murder after Another In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, Mrs. Wright has been arrested for the murder of her husband. The author describes her as a hard working house wife. She would spend hours in the hot summer making fruit preserves. Minnie Foster uses to be lively and social before she married John Wright. She would sing in a choir like a beautiful bird. From this perspective, readers will surely believe she is innocent. There is no way a sweet lady like her could have committed such a hideous crime, or could she....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pythagorean Triples - Pythagorean Triples Almost everyone knows of the "3-4-5triangle," one of the right triangles found in every draftsman's toolkit (along with the 45-45-90). This triangle is different from most right triangles because it has three integer edges. Pythagoras' theorem tells us that the squares of the sides of a right triangle sum to give to the square of the hypotenuse: 32 + 42 = 52 I am often asked whether this relationship is unique, or if there are other right triangles with three integer edges as well....   [tags: Papers] 2187 words
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Susan Glaspell's Battle Against Sexism with Feminist Drama - Susan Glaspell's Battle Against Sexism with Feminist Drama Susan Glaspell wrote in a time when women were supposed to be submissive to the men of the society, especially their husbands. She bucked the system and fought traditional gender roles with her plays, short stories and essays. Susan Glaspell was born in 1882 in Davenport, Iowa. She led a rather uneventful childhood. She attended Drake University in Des Moines where she received her Ph.D. in Philosophy. Before becoming an author, she was a reporter for the Des Moines Daily News....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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William Shakespeare vs Henrik Ibsen - English Final Paper William Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen are two great authors of their time and are still read by many today. William Shakespeare wrote many plays; one that is more well known is Hamlet. Henrik Ibsen is a not so well known author but wrote a great rival play named A Doll’s House. These two plays were extraordinary for their time and there has been much controversy and debates on which play made the greatest impact to culture and society. These two plays, written in very different time periods, show alternative views on society and how it should be....   [tags: Hamlet, Doll's House]
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Never say Never - A Jury of Her Peers "A Jury of Her Peers" is a story taut with violence. At no time do we see blood; there is no screaming; there are no corpses; there are none of the trappings our Gothic imaginations have come to expect. And yet in this homely little story about quilting and canning and pet canaries, the psychological tension is almost unendurable -- and much of the tension revolves around gender-specific ways of seeing the world. The story concerns a farmer, John Wright, who is found strangled in his bed; his wife is arrested for the murder....   [tags: essays research papers] 1045 words
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Shakespeare's Macbeth - Appearance versus Reality - Quote Analysis - Fair is foul, and foul is fair, a phrase that has become synonym with Macbeth. It is also the introduction to one of the most important themes of this tragedy: appearance and reality. Shakespeare uses various characters and situations to emphasize this confusion between the real and the surreal, the authentic and the fake, the act and the sincere. In order to discuss this theme, different characters will be looked at : in the first paragraph, the Witches, in the second, Duncan and in the third, Lady Macbeth....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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Gimpel the full - In almost any culture, through the study of its folklore, we are almost certain to find the story of a wise fool(Hamlet, Tom Sawyer, Claudio, Don Quixote, Van Gogh, Forest Gump). The moral of most folktales stories involves a paradox regarding the philosophical value of being dull, or pretending to be dull. So is Gimpel a fool or is he so innately wise to know that pretending to be a fool is advantageous. Let’s theorize an experiment. If we set a table in the middle of a crowded park, and place a bowl of strawberries on it with a sign “Free samples,” it won’t be long before people start to take one strawberry at a time first....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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MacBeth - In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the three witches give Macbeth a false sense of security with their apparitions of truths. Instead, they prove to be harmful for Macbeth who takes too much comfort and confidence in his interpretation of the truths. In the first apparition, a floating head warns Macbeth to beware Macduff. The apparition confirms Macbeth’s own fears saying he has already guessed as much. In the second apparition, a bloody child tells Macbeth, “None a woman born shall harm Macbeth” (4.1, p....   [tags: Character Analysis, Classics] 321 words
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The Native Boomerang - The Native Boomerang Imagine the typical colonial or imperial exploration party as white, rational, glorious civilized male believers encountering dark, irrational, ignoble, savage androgynous heathen. Imagine the currently popular (in policy, not theory) admiration of the native as a centered, serious, balanced, healthy, sane, and enlightened idealized form of the explorer. The first is a mirror in speckled and faded photographic negatives – the other is all that is bad about the subject. In the second the mirror is in 32 Bit True Color Photoshopped splendor – the native is all the subject could aspire to be....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2056 words
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Nabokov's Spring in Fialta - Nabokovs Spring in Fialta Spring in Fialta’s opening line, “Spring in Fialta is cloudy and dull,” (Nabokov 413) is quite an atypical beginning for Nabokov. This line, coming from a man who is overly concerned with trifles, brings up many questions. Is Nabokov intentionally leaving out the trifles of Fialta here at the beginning. If so, why. Perhaps the answer to this question is that Nabokov intends for the line in question to be a double entendre referring to both the town and the story itself....   [tags: Essays Papers] 923 words
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Plays - Overview This is a research paper of at least 1000 words that examines a play or playwright that we have studied in class. Outcomes 1) Students will gain a deeper understanding of a particular area of dramatic literature. 2) Students will develop their writing skills through the completion of multiple drafts. 3) Students will develop their ability at conducting effective and ethical research. Submission of Emails All material must be submitted through email attachments, using the following format....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 551 words
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More Then a Noble Perception - More Then a Noble Perception Perception is the insight or knowledge gained by perceiving. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth the tragic hero of the play is perceived differently by everyone. Macbeth is one of King Duncan's nobleman and soldiers, who as the play goes on murders his leader when hearing he will one day be King from a trio of witches. Through Macbeth's actions the perceptions of Macbeth by the other main characters are learned. As the play goes on it is seen that his best friend, Banquo, his leader King Duncan and his wife Lady Macbeth all have opposing perceptions of him....   [tags: Essays Papers] 602 words
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The Use of Setting in a Play - In all literary works, authors are required to provide the reader with the setting of the story. Setting is the context in which the action of a story occurs. The major elements of setting are time, place, and social environment. The author's tone of voice and use of vocabulary can also help the reader understand the setting of a story or play. In the play, "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, symbolism, use of vocabulary, and dialogue help the reader develop an understanding of the circumstances leading up to he situation....   [tags: World Literature] 419 words
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Witches, Supernatural, and Evil in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Witches and Evil in Macbeth No discussion of evil in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth would be satisfactory without considering its’ most famous symbols of evil: the coven of witches whose interactions with Macbeth play such a vital role in his thinking about his own life. Banquo and Macbeth recognize them as something supernatural, part of the landscape but not fully human inhabitants of it. They have malicious intentions and prophetic powers. And yet they are not active agents in the sense that they do nothing other than talk and offer visions and potions....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 935 words
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Trifles - Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell, is a real life murder case that uses symbolism to help solve a mystery. Glaspell's use of dialect, set on a midwestern farm, emphasizes the town's gender-separated society. Isolationism, a quilt, and incomplete house work are the three key symbols in the play the help the reader figure out who murdered Mrs. Wright's husband. First of all, isolationism is an important clue in the murder case. Mrs. Wright's farmhouse is located in a hollow, down in the woods, which puts her in a secluded place....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Observations of Women in "Trifles" - Whose side are you on. The men’s. Or the women’s. In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, the women are more observant than the men. The women in the play discover Mrs. Wright’s motives for the murder of her husband. The sexist and rude men are preoccupied by the bigger problem when they should be looking for small details that lead to the bigger problem. The women in the play are observant. For example when the men are looking for evidence in the kitchen the women take notice of a quilt that is not finished, “She was piecing a quilt....   [tags: Play Analysis] 511 words
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