Female Gender Role Stereotypes and 'Trifles'
An analysis of the female gender role stereotypes of Victorian society within Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles'.
# 130965 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Literature (General) , Drama and Theater (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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In this paper, the writer discusses that the basis of stereotypical female gender roles in the Victorian era often placed women as subordinates or servants to the patriarchal society. The writer discusses that in Glaspell's murder/ mystery, the actions of Mrs. Wright's role a housewife were often reinforced, but were soon embraced by the local women who saw the abuse her husband had committed to her person. The writer maintains that while the evidence reveals quite a bit about the stereotype of the Victorian housewife, the male officials investigating the case dismissed a motivation for the murder through the stereotype of her gender.
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