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by Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles in 1916, basing this brief, one-act play on the murder of the sixty-year-old John Hossack, which she had covered extensively during her stint as a journalist with the Des Moines Daily News after her graduation from Drake University. She traveled to the scene of the crime…

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Posted By cynthia p #387150 at Sep 15, 2014 10:56 AM

 

Posted By cynthia p #387150 at Sep 15, 2014 9:20 AM

Is Mrs. Wright justified in killing Mr Wright?

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Posted By kaite y #384767 at Sep 02, 2014 11:23 AM

Mr. and Mrs. Wright are not actually “characters” in Trifles in the sense that they are not in the cast of characters and never appear on stage. Nonetheless, the Wrights are central to the plot and the reader/viewer gets a sense of who they are (or we

Mr. and Mrs. Wright are not actually “characters” in Trifles in the sense that they are not in the cast of characters and never appear on stage. Nonetheless, the Wrights are central to the plot and the reader/viewer gets a sense of who they are (or were). How would you describe each of them? How did you form these assessments?

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Posted By keisha d #379367 at Jul 22, 2014 1:24 PM