Thursday, January 23, 2020

Trifles Essay -- essays research papers fc

Little Trifles Add Up to a Big Case Detectives are always looking for little pieces of evidence when investigating a crime. After all, it is this evidence that can turn a trial around, whether be it for the good or bad. This is especially the case in Susan Glaspell's Trifles. When Mrs. Hale comes across little pieces of evidence, she passes them off as being "trifles", hiding them from the detective. She is the sole reason that very little evidence is collected that would convict Mrs. Wright, and can be believed to have some sort of involvement in the murder of John Wright. Mrs. Hale, being estranged from Mrs. Wright for over a year, had something to prove when she went into the house that day. Whether it is out of guilt from not seeing Mrs. Wright, or because she was actually an accomplice in helping Mrs. Wright get away with the act, we'll never know. However, Mrs. Hale knew what she was doing when she started to dismiss evidence before the detective's eyes had seen it. She was also very committed to showing that Mrs. Wright wasn't a bad homemaker, dismissing most of that evidence also. Mrs. Hale first shows signs of her guilt when she defends some bad housekeeping evidence, blaming it on things that men do. When attention it brought to a dirty towel, Mrs. Hale dismisses it because " Men's hands aren't always as clean as they might be"(1121). Her actions are then...

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