2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

"Women and Their Trifles": A Look At The Influence Women Have and The Significance of Motherhood In Their Oppressed Roles in Susan Glaspell's Trifles
Daunte L. Monroe
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

In Susan Glaspell's play Trifles, Mr. Hale, the sheriff, and other prominent men in the community, visit the home of recently murdered, Mr. Wright, to accumulate sound evidence in hopes of incriminating his wife, Mrs. Wright. Throughout the play, the women counterparts, accumulate their own set of evidence, to the ignorance of the men, and make decisions to conceal their evidence in there empathy to Mrs. Wright and her extenuating circumstances with her husband. This paper will examine power that women have in their overlooked roles. It will explore the method in which woman circumvent the apparent powers of the patriarchal system, and control situations in their own subtle manner. It will also investigate the significance of motherhood to a woman confined by these cultural boundaries.

Keywords: Susan, Glaspell, Trifles

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 39-5
Location: VH 1408
Time: 3:45

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