“The Trifles” written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, takes place in an abandoned farmhouse owned by John Wright. The First scene is in a “gloomy” messy kitchen where the first characters, County attorney, and the sheriff arrive with the witnesses the neighbors, Mrs. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Hale and Hale. The sheriff is doing an investigation of John Wright’s murder and Hale recounts how he discovered Mrs. Wright acting bizarrely, as she told him how her husband died. The County attorney and the sheriff found it weird how Mr. Wright was straggled by a rope when there’s a gun in the house. The two complain of how the women are worrying about the trifles instead of the murder.
It is during the girls’ searching of the Wright household and their discussions about the Wright family do they discover a possible motive. Mr. Wright was an alright guy for the most part but apparently was very stern, and at times unforgivingly mean to Mrs. Wright. They never had children or company so while Mr. Wright was away Mrs. Wright would be alone and have nothing to do. She had hardly any friends and, to remind her of her choir days, she purchases a small bird to sing throughout the house. Mrs. Hale & Mrs. Peters stumble across an empty birdcage and a dead bird wrapped in silk in a
At the beginning of the scene in the short story, we read about Nat having forgotten about something important. He then realises that the fire in the fireplace “was smouldering out”. This incident leads the birds down through the chimney into Nat’s house. DuMaurier uses olfactory imagery when Nat’s wife wakes up and tells Nat that she smells dead birds. As the passage goes on, we read about the singed feathers left behind by the birds, which adds more horror to the passage.
I believe John had a genuine concern and love toward his wife but not wise in his treatments of her mental health. He missed the mark in his Isolation treatments toward his wife mental condition. As the Author cites “John does not know how much I really suffer, he knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him”. Moreover, John tried very hard to make his wife comfortable at the house even having his sister help, although she didn’t like it. “There comes John's sister.
He killed the three children’s cat because Octavia thought the cat was eating the chickens. The narrator explains that Octavia was mistaken the entire time: To increase his discomfiture the march of events tended to shift the blame of ravaged chicken-coops from the supposed culprit who had already paid full forfeit; the young chicks
There are hints and clues to determining if Mrs. Wright murdered her husband or not. There are clues that lead the county attorney and sheriff to believe that Mrs. Wright committed the crime. The first would be in the beginning of the story when Lewis Hale a neighboring farmer is explaining to the sheriff and attorney what he saw. Hale explains that he and a friend were on the way into town with a load of potatoes when he said he wanted to stop by the Wright’s place and invite them to a telephone party. As he knocked he thought he heard someone say come in, as he walked in all he saw was Mrs. Wright sitting in the rocking chair, just rocking back and forth, pleating her apron.
Their attitudes cause the women to pair up together. Not only do Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters bond, but they choose to hide evidence as an act of compassion for Mrs. Wright. Acquiring the container with the dead bird was an act of loyalty to their gender. The play ends with the characters leaving the kitchen and the women announcing that they have determined Mrs. Wright’s quilt making style. She “knots it” instead of “quilts it” – a play with words that indicate the way she killed her husband (148).
Though, he is a rat with an impeccable sense of smell, and watching the cottage owner's TV and reading her cookbooks has given him a gourmand's sense for mixing foods and flavors. At the beginning of the film, our gourmet Remy uses lightning to sear a mushroom to perfection, and then raids the local pantry for saffron. After that, Remy had been separated from his family, he found Linguini in Gusteau, then, Remy and Linguini become a team, Remy ends up playing puppet-master to Linguini and Skinner tries to stop them. It’s amazing that you see a rat hide under a chef's hat. Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams and returning forever to his previous existence as a rat.
Susan Glaspell's play, Trifles, was written in the early 1900’s, where at the time, it was a male-dominated society and women generally tended to the house, the children, and busied themselves with other domesticated duties. Near the beginning of the play, the men, a sheriff and attorney, are concerned with searching the house for a motive for the murder of Mr. Wright. Yet as they strode confidently around, they paid little attention to the kitchen, with its seemingly trivial, unimportant items: COUNTY ATTORNEY [Looking around.] I guess we’ll go upstairs first—and then out to the barn and around there. [To the Sheriff.]
Introduction to Writing Dialogue The Great Mouse Plot By Roald Dahl Directions: Read the story below. After you’re finished reading, rewrite sentences 1 – 10 exactly as shown on a separate piece of binder paper. Be sure to include all indenting, capital letters and punctuation. My four friends and I had come across a loose floor-board at the back of the classroom, and when we pried it up with the blade of a pocket-knife, we discovered a big hollow space underneath. This, we decided, would be our secret hiding place for sweets and other small treasures such as conkers and birds' eggs.