Susan Glaspell Essay | Essay

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"Trifles": A Marriage Gone Wrong

Summary: In her 1916 play "Trifles," Susan Glaspell uses a birdcage, a bird, and a rope as symbols of entrapment, death, and destruction. They help serve to portray a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting for the play, as the character Mrs. Wright was trapped in a horrible marriage during a time when women had few rights and divorce was not an option.

The setting of a story is the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs.(Meyer 1635) The setting can also set the mood of the story, which will help readers to get a better idea pf what is happening. The major elements of the setting are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters. (Meyer 1635) "Trifles by Susan Glaspell portrays a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting. Glaspell uses symbolic objects to help the audience get a better understanding for the characters. The three symbolizes used are a birdcage, a bird, and rope.

The birdcage represents how Mrs. Wright was trapped in her marriage, and could not escape it. The birdcage door is broken which represents her broken marriage to Mr. Wright. It also represents Mrs. Wright escaping her marriage from Mr. Wright. When the door is open it allows Mrs. Wright to...

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