Trifles Essays

Trifles

Layers of Significance in Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"

Susan Glaspell's decision to change the title from "Trifles" to "A Jury of Her Peers" when converting it from stage play to short story ironically robs readers of a metaphor that not only...

Trifles

Susan Glaspell was only twenty-four-years-old when she covered the Hossack murder in Indianola, Iowa as a journalist. It would be many years before Glaspell would write her breakout play Trifles, a play that bears remarkable similarities to the...

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In 1916, Susan Glaspell chose to publish a controversial play entitled Trifles. The play investigates the murder of a man with the main suspect being his wife. This piece of literature, like others at the time, was ridiculed for its feminism. What...

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The male-dominated society of the early 1900's was thriving during the time that Susan Glaspell was writing 'Trifles', her one-act play. Women did not have the right to vote and had severely limited opportunities in the professional arena. They...