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This paper is an analysis of Glaspell's play "Trifles". It shows that by looking at the play, a reader is able to glimpse into the life of a woman during the Victorian period. The paper explains how "Trifles" is a reflection of Glaspell's life in many aspects.
From the Paper:"As one of the most recognized dramatic writers of the early 20th century, Susan Glaspell (1882-1948), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Alison's House in 1931, a play based in part on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson, "is still known primarily as the author of Trifles, the frequently-anthologized, classic feminist play about two women's secret discovery of a wife's murder of her husband," which was later re-written as a short story called "A Jury of Her Peers" (Ozieblo, 12). Glaspell's life was one of much controversy and discovery, for when she decided to become a writer, America was still under the influence of Victorian scruples and morals which Glaspell used to her advantage in order to write a number of novels and plays that exposed the hardships and difficulties of being a woman in a world ruled by men."
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"Trifles" (2006, September 25) Retrieved August 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/trifles-68980/
""Trifles"" 25 September 2006. Web. 18 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/trifles-68980/>