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Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles “is clearly a murder mystery in all sense of the theme. The story starts out with an investigation of the death of John Wright, and his wife Minnie Wright being the prime suspect in the case. The sheriff and the county attorney and a family friend are there at the house where the incident occurred to find answers or clues that may lead them to who really killed John Wright. This play appeals and runs along the same lines as other detective stories because you have a person involved in law enforcement looking around trying to formulate a clue as to what has happened. Like many of the detective books and TV shows the main characters belong to normally a male actor or character in a story whereas in this play the men are really superficial characters and the women are truly the investigators who are piecing things together. The Women in the story Mrs. Hale, and Mrs. Peters seem to notice the very subtle things that most people would not notice especially for the time period in which they lived. It was not uncommon for women to be put down or, used as an object instead of treated like a human being in the early 20 th century. Glaspell uses many instances of foreshadowing in her play to show us that Mrs. Wright was lonely and fed up with the current situation that she had found herself in. For instance when the play first begins the characters enter a “gloomy kitchen, and left without having been put in order.”(pg. 335) This suggests that people were unhappy and their lives were in total disarray. The biggest factor in the story that told us that the wife was guilty of murdering her husband was the fact that there was a bird cage that was found by Mrs. Peters, and Mrs.
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