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August 31, 2005

Glaspell, "Trifles"

County Attorney: "You're convinced that there was nothing important here--nothing that would point to any motive"
Sheriff: "Nothing here but kitchen things."
Katie Aikens suggests, "Isn't it curious how the author uses male/female stereotypes in the play? Also, more curious the play's title was later changed to, "A Jury of Her Peers?" So right she is. The male stereotype of acting above domestic affairs is clearly illustrated by the sheriff's and other men's neglect towards investigating the intimacies of home management. They refuse to "lower" themselves to the position of Mrs. Wright, even in the interest of better understanding her possible motivation for murder. It is the in the nuances of her daily life that the real evidence is found.

Posted by DavidDenninger at August 31, 2005 02:09 PM


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