If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
An understanding of the underlying social themes of Trifles, such as the oppression of women.
Ability to trace the development of the play's main characters and examine the way they interact, especially through a feminist lens.
Analyze and interpret metaphors and other literary devices used in the play.
Compare the text's structure to that of a traditional mystery.