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Trifles by Susan Glaspell

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How does Trifles help us think about different perspectives or perceptions? Think about what the male/female characters in the play understand and perceive about the world around them--and consider what the men's and women's conversations and actions reveal about their attitudes toward the opposite sex.

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Welcome warmly to BM! Kindly rate 5/5 for my 300 words of reactions.

First, as you explore how does Trifles help us to think about different perspectives or perceptions, for me, it strongly sheds light on the role of gender dynamics in society and how women are often subjugated, deemed as merely "Trifles."I interpret the play to embody lots of feminist commentary about culturally prescribed gender roles. The sad circumstances surrounding Minnie's life and her utter ...

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300 words of reactions and textual evidence are used to demonstrate how Trifles by Susan Glaspell integrates gender perspectives.

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