Glaspell's Trifles

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The main purpose of Glaspell’s play Trifles is to convey the inferiority and exclusion women faced, as a result it is a well-known play that encourages feminism in the American society and today. The attitude of men in the play as the County Attorney and Sheriff is of superiority, contempt, arrogance, and condescension. From the first moment they discard the possibility that in the kitchen, the sphere in which women move, there may be some clue to solve the case, since the things of the kitchen are, for them trifles. Women's concerns about domestic issues (canned foods that have been spoiled, dirty dishcloths, etc.) are minimized by men who call them "little things." When the prosecutor hints that Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale may find some clue
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