Teacher Guide

Trifles Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    An understanding of the underlying social themes of Trifles, such as the oppression of women.

  2. 2

    Ability to trace the development of the play's main characters and examine the way they interact, especially through a feminist lens.

  3. 3

    Analyze and interpret metaphors and other literary devices used in the play.

  4. 4

    Compare the text's structure to that of a traditional mystery.

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