September 15, 2005
Same Ending;Different Story
Treadwell, Machinal (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)
This play ended just like Trifles did. The woman killed her husband because of her unhappiness and the unhappiness her husband caused. Who would of thought that someone who is unhappy day after day would go so far as to kill her own husband, whome she never loved? What else did she think was going to happen. I'm glad that this book s over and we can move on...
Posted by GinaBurgese at September 15, 2005 02:10 PM
I am also glad it is over. I am sick of reading these plays where the woman is upset and unhappy with her marriage and kills her husband. Don't they know, they put theirselves in the situation?!
I dont feel this play was likfe trifles. Yes relationship issues are in both plays, but I felt there was a more relevant reason for Helen to ave killed her husband.
I enjoyed both Trifles and Machinal despite their similiarities. Although they both had unpleasant marriages and murdered their husbands, I think their circumstances were different. For instance, Mrs. Wright never had a lover, and Young Woman never had a decapitated bird (although her lily did die).
We never get to see Young Woman's co-workers react to her murder or hear their opinion like we do in Trifles. Mrs. Wright doesn't even make an appearance in Trifles, whereas Young Woman is the central character.
Thanks for everyone's opinions! I guess we will just have to agree to disagree...