The Dramatic Play ' Trifles '

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In the dramatic play, “Trifles”, Mr. Wright has been hung in his farmhouse and all suspicions point to his wife. The County Attorney, Sheriff Peters, and a neighbor, Mr. Hale go to Mr. Wright’s house to investigate the crime scene. When they arrive at the house, they find Mrs. Wright sitting on the porch and she is silent. Along with the three men there are two women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. While the men do an investigation, the women conduct an investigation of their own. Walking through the house, both parties can see that the farmhouse has not been kept very well. There are dirty dishes and clothes scattered around and uncooked loaves of bread. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale become very nervous when start walking through house with the men. The attorney looked over the kitchen, and then dismissed it because he thought it was irrelevant to the case. Instead, he scolds Mrs. Wright for not keeping up with her household duties by saying “Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?” (Glaspell 1394). Mrs. Hale sticks up for Mrs. Wright claiming that maintaining a farmhouse is a lot of hard work and it cannot be done alone. Then, the County Attorney accuses of her of being loyal to her sex and assumes the Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Wright were friends. Mrs. Hale corrects him by selling him that she never says Mrs. Wright and she did not think the Wright home was a cheerful place. One thing that I noticed during this part of the play was that Mrs. Hale never said anything
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