The Question and Answer section for Trifles is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The bird and the cage serve as a metaphor in Trifles. The bird represents Minnie as a young woman before marriage. Mrs. Hale describes Minnie as "kind of like a bird herself- sweet and pretty, but kind of timid- fluttery." After her marriage the...
The bird cage symbolized Minnie's feelings of imprisonment. Minnie's life within her house was similar to living in a cage.
The messiness of the quilt symbolizes confusion and turmoil. To knot or stitch points to Mr. Wrights hanging.