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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 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 zhane p #368244 at Apr 21, 2014 1:59 PM

how do Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters help us understand Minnie Wright

analyze the following character pairs, first for their own significance, and second for their ability to mirror the struggles and challenges of others.

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