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Lozko 1Andre LozkoMrs. ParrEng 1022/27/2020Each Gender Thinks They are Right“Trifles” is a play written by Susan Glaspell, and it takes place in the farmhouse owned by John Wright. John Wright was murdered; everyone assumes it was his wife. The men and women in the play both think they are right, but they would be better off helping each other instead of allowing their pride to get in the way. The play shows how sometimes men can miss the details that women notice. Glaspell uses setting, characterization, symbolism to support the theme of gender stereotypes. The setting in “Trifles” sets the tone. The setting is in a farmhouse with traditional husband and wife roles. The husband provides; the wife keeps the house clean. The county attorney walks around the house and judges the order of the house. The county attorney looked around the kitchen and said: “Here’s a nice mess” (Glaspell 1607). Without second guessing he just blames Mrs. Wright for the uncleanliness of the kitchen. Meanwhile, it was not her fault the house was unclean, since she is in a jail cell. The wives, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, do not appreciate how Minnie is being judged. Instead, they defend her. Mrs. Hale says: “There’s a great deal of work to be done on a farm” (Glaspell 1607). Mrs. Hale also says, “Those towels getdirty awful quick. Men’s hands aren’t always as clean as they might be.” (Glaspell 1607). The

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