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Susan Glaspell'sTriflesDiscussion Questions:1.) How do you explain the play’s title? In what ways does the ironic title of the play shape its meaning?
2.) How does the setting of the play contribute to our understanding of Minnie Wright’s position?
3.) How does the entrance of the characters distinguish between the men and the women?
4.) How can Hale’s description of Minnie Wright as she sits in her rocking chair be interpreted from a female point of view rather than the male one what Hale provides? A
5.) Is there any doubt that Minnie Wright killed her husband? How was he murdered? In what ways might her trial be affected if Minnie Wright was facing a court at the close of the 20th century rather than at its start?

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