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  1. End of Course Survey Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the end of course survey for this course. This is your opportunity to assist in shaping the learning environment for this program. Your input is important to MVNU.

  2. “Trifles”(p. 1033) http://wiredforbooks.org/trifles/ By Susan Glaspell (1882-1948) First performed in 1916

  3. Type of Play • One-act, American 19th century drama

  4. Plot: Identify Types of Conflict • Person vs. Person • Person vs. Self • Person vs. Environment • (social or natural) • Person vs. God

  5. Setting • Natural or Artificial? • Hostile or Friendly? • Early 1900’s • American Midwest • Farmhouse kitchen

  6. Characterization • Protagonist = Mrs. Wright • Antagonist = Men? Society? Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters? The Law? • The social climate is the central antagonist

  7. Characterization • John Wright • Good man • Hard man • Closemouthed • Stingy

  8. Mrs. Wright • Pretty and lively when young “Minnie Foster • Sang in choir • Homemaker when married • Lonely • Childless • Married to Mr. “Right”

  9. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale • The women are unsure of each other • Mrs. Peters: Married to the law • Mrs. Hale: Mini’s neighbor • Uneasily discover, discuss clues • Mrs. Wright is tried by a jury of her peers

  10. Mr. Peters and Mr. Hale • In charge • Mocking of women • Supportive of each other • Concerned with law and the big picture

  11. Symbol • The bird • The bird cage • The Quilt • “Quilt it or Knot it” • The cold • “Married to the law” • “That was a crime” • Names: Mr. and Mrs. Wright/“Right”

  12. Theme • Trends of society and the law can be cruel and unfeeling and inhumane • Laws at that time were made and enforced by men, with harsh consequences