Women, Murder and Domestic Violence Turn of the Century
Kind of Activity:
Learn the historical context behind I[Trifles].
Common Core Standards:
"Usually a woman convict is considered one of the lowest of God's creatures -- if, in truth, she is supposed to belong to Him at all -- for it is a well-known fact that society always considers a fallen woman a thousand times more depraved and contemptible than the self-same character of the masculine gender."
--from "Prison Work Among Women: Can They Be Reformed?" by Mrs. A.M.Waterman, Matron of the Female Department at the Anamosa Penitentiary, 1901
Though many aspects...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 753 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4779 literature essays, 1495 sample college application essays, 189 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.