Trifles

The Criminal Psychology of Mrs. Wright College

The Criminal Psychology of Mrs. Wright Murder in human history dates back to the biblical story of Cain and Abel, the first descendants of Adam and Eve. Cain killed Abel out of jealousy, and since then countless amounts of feuds have lead to the extreme action of murder as a resolve to the dispute. Killings have become so common that some can now be viewed as justified, which appears to be the popular perception of Mrs. Wright’s murder of her husband in Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles. Aside from self-defence and military soldiers serving to protect the innocent, there is never a case in which murder can be justified, especially in the situation on Mrs. Wright. Although Glaspell gives clues of a psychologically abusive marital relationship, this does not give Mrs. Wright justification for murder. In fact, the way she goes about the act very much calculated and sociopathic. Uncovering clues throughout Susan Glaspell’s Trifles will reveal a calculated murder which gives Mrs. Wright the title of a sociopath.

One of the great rights provided to Americans is the ability to always stand a trial, regardless of the crime, this way even the defendant has a chance to plead their case of innocence. However, many times loopholes in the law...

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