“Although her civil disobedience and conscious heroism set her apart from the farm women of “Trifles,” her ultimate choice of powerful silence links her to the earlier characters” (Holstein 284).
I totally remember doing this activity in class, but I didn’t realize there was a blog attached to it. So, here is the very late blog post. Originally (and on time at the time), I found an Academic Article about Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” by Suzy Clarkson Holstein called “Silent Justice in a Different Key: Glaspell’s ‘Trifles.'” In summary, it is about the fundamental differences between the way the men and women approach situations in the play, and how the ladies use the negative gender-role of being silent to their advantage, making their silence a strength. It also analyzes the use of strong women using silence as power in other plays by Glaspell. And there you go.
Source: Academic Article