Gendered Ability in I[Trifles]
Kind of Activity:
Discuss the role of gender in I[Trifles]
Common Core Standards:
"Trifles, Susan Glaspell's little play, is an ingenious study in feminine ability at inductive and deductive analysis by which two women through trifles bring out the motive for a murder. As the protagonists, Marjorie Vonnegut and Elinor M. Cox are true to life in the repressive subtlety of their work."
The text above is a review of Trifles from a 1917 performance. As a class, conduct a close-reading of this excerpt. You should note, in particular, that the reviewer attributes Mrs. Hale and Mrs....
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