Textual Analysis of Trifles (AKA A Jury of Her Peers)
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... Trifles, “A Jury of her Peers” Trifles, also referred to as “a jury of her peers”, is a one act play that was written bySusan Glaspell in the year 1916, and it highlights the subservient roles played by women in male dominated societies. Two men, the Sheriff, and the County Attorney open the play, which is set in the socio-economic upheavals of the patriarchal American society in the wake of the 20th century (Al-Khalili 132), and the plot of the story revolves around an investigation of the murder of John Wright. The victim’s wife, Minnie, is the main suspect of the murder, and the two men focus their investigations on finding incriminating evidence that might tie her to the murder of her husband...