The men, who are also investigating the case, and oblivious to what the ladies are up to, pass a few snide sexist comments along with some patronization. When looking through the sewing basket, they find a dead bird canary inside. It speaks of the male mentality, and how they were considered the dominant gender in society. Peters, each having the backing of the other, have sympathy for Mrs. The women also stand through the male domination and try and maintain the power equilibrium between the genders.
I liked the turmoil between the women, but loved how they stuck together.
I liked the fact that the men were suppose to be superior to the woman because they care about the little things like trifles, but it was the woman that actually solved the case.
In her next speech she states, “We don’t know who killed him. In her very next breath she reflects back on here duty to be a loyal sheriff’s wife: “The law has got to punish crime, Mrs. After her speech, you wonder what the ladies will do. Conflict and climax allows the reader or viewer to stay glued to the play.
The biggest question is will they reveal the incriminating evidence. The conflict allows you to see the struggle that is in the play and the climax is where we begin to get answers in the play. Although it was short and gave you a lot during the play.
There is also conflict between the men and women characters. The dramatic question poses a problem that must be solved. Peters find the dead canary with the broken neck, that question is answered. The turning point of the action in the plot of a play is also the climax.
The conflict is from the men who believe they are more important than woman. This is the first question because it gets answered. The climax represents the point of greatest tension in the work. Peters finds her torn between her desire to save Minnie and her duty to the law. Peters has four major speeches that describe her conflict that turns into the climax.The conflict may occur within a character as well as between characters. Peters struggles with her dedication to the law, as a Sheriff’s wife. The next literary element is the dramatic question.In the play “Trifles ,” there are many different conflicts that exist. Hale struggles with the fact she wasn’t there for Mrs. They also have conflict between the two of them because Mrs. The first dramatic question is the motive of Minnie.Her first speech reflects her duty to the law, “It was an awful thing was done in this house that night (678).She feels someone should be punished for the crime. Wright, remembering the loss of her child, “I know what stillness is 678).A story about a wife killing their husband is not too common, but what was really interesting to me was the fact that she hung him.Normally, when you think of a person being hung, you think of suicide, but that’s not the case.John Hossack's wife, who had claimed that the murderer had slain her husband with an ax, was the main accused in the murder case. However, her conviction was overturned after an appeal. Peters is new in town, and has no acquaintance with Mrs. An overview of Susan Glaspell's one-act play through Trifles' summary and analysis. After her graduation, she had started working as a journalist for a local newspaper. After a three-year stint at the newspaper house, she took admission in Drake University as a Philosophy Major student.