Character Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

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Darlene Shields
Professor: Amber Forcey
Engl 202
May 10, 2016

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In both A Rose for Emily written by William Faulkner and Trifles written by Susan Glaspell loneliness, poverty and isolation consume the lives of the characters. Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles” written in 1916. In this play the author’s talks of her preoccupation with culture- bound notions of gender and sex roles. Glaspell says women are considered trifles which mean they are not important to society which is carried out by men (Baym, p. 742). In Trifles written by Susan Glaspell the time is in the early 20th century. When Glaspell wrote “Trifles” in 1916 the male society denied women the right to vote and limited their opportunities in Glaspell’s play she presented one radical woman rebel who goes to the extreme to free herself from male dominance (Baym, p742). Mrs. Wright is accused of killing her husband in “Trifle” and Emily in A Rose for Emily she kills her boyfriend. “A Rose for Emily “written by William Faulkner during the time before the Civil War which focuses on periods from 1894 to 1935 (Baym, p, 994). “A Rose for Emily” is Faulkner’s best story and also one of the best written by any modern American writer. Faulkner uses “A Rose for Emily” to comment on how the South refused to accept the historical and social change. “Trifles and A Rose for Emily” have female characters who commit murder out of fear,…

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