Trifles Study Guide & Essays
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…
Trifles study guide contains literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
- Trifles Summary
- About Trifles
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Quotes and Analysis
- Summary and Analysis of Part I
- Summary and Analysis of Part II
- The Unheimlich in Susan Glaspell's Play Trifles: A Feminist Interpretation of Freud's Uncanny
- Layers of Significance in Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"
- From Courtroom to Stage: Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"
- The Institution of Marriage in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles”
- Portrayal of Women in Trifles (College)