About Susan Glaspell :- Born in: 1876 •- She was am American publisher prize-winning play •wright , novelist , director and a poet.- She was a founding member of the Provincetown •players one of the most important collaborative in thedevelopment of drama in the U.S- She graduated from drake university in Des Moines with •a bachelor degree in 1899- She worked as the murder trial of John Hassock in 1900 •, which would be the basis for her play Trifles- She died in 1948 •
About the play:Is seen as an example of early feminist drama because •its two female characters Mrs. Peters and Hales , abilityand to sympathize with the victims wife , Minnie and sounderstand her motives , that lead them to the evidence( the dead bird ) against her , while men care are buildedby their cold emotionless investigation of material facts.
Time of the play:Early 20th C , its winter and cold weather •
Place:Kitchen of Mrs. Wright ( farm house ) , in the American •mid-west.
The characters:1- The sheerf •2- The county aterni •3- Mrs. Hale •4- Mrs. Patters ( the sheerfs wife ) •
The symbolic:1-The bird •A) Ms. Wrights soul •B) Beauty •C) Weakness •2- Kitchen and tasks •3- Upper-floor = Mens spirit •
Q: Why the title is ironic ?The play explores the fact that women pay attention to the •little things that may lead to the solving of a biggerproblem , In the play the men seem to think the womenonly worry about trifles. What the men do not realize isthat the women are actually solving the murder of Mr.Wright by worrying over small details such as fruit jar mquilt ..etc. this is because the man in the play abridge thewrights house where her found dead.