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Feminist hints in the play, "Trifles"

How can Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" be interpreted as a feminist document? Please provide examples.

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First off, as you briefly examine how can Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" be interpreted as a feminist document, please note the various gender implications embedded in this powerful text. For example, you might show how Glaspell articulates how women are subjugated by men emotionally, physically, and domestically in this play. By examining how women must fulfill subservient roles through Mrs. Wright's isolated and desperate character, you can certainly apply this theory.

You might also suggest that this play also relates to feminist theory because its themes point to female intuition. For example, you might note that when Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discover household items, seen by the men as merely "trifles," it empowers them to create a motive for Mrs. Wright's crime. It shows how women can rally for each other, ...

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Feminist hints in the play, "Trifles," are noted.

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