Trifles Susan Glaspell's Suicide

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Indirect suicide In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles Minnie Wright is a woman who when was young was once outgoing and lively until she married a harsh, cold hearted, and anti-social farmer. Her isolation and her husband’s cruelty slowly drove her to murder her husband; she tried to have some sort of happiness. But Mr. Wright kills the only thing that makes her happy. Susan Glaspell is trying to say that Mr. Wright’s murder is then inevitable and justified. Glaspell shows in this play that because of Mr. Wrights controlling nature he isolated Minnie Wright. In this play when Mr. and Mrs. hale, and Mr. and Mrs. Peters were in the Wright house investigating the murder Mrs. Hale says to Mrs. Peters “I’ve never liked this place. Maybe because it’s…show more content…
John Wright was the only one Minnie communicated with, and he was the only one there for her. But John saw to it that he would even deny Minnie of that too. Even Mrs. Hale a neighbor can see this and remarks that, “…makes a quiet house, and Wright out at work all day, and no company when he did come in” that means that even when he was there with her in the house he ignored her. John Wright didn’t show any concern for his wife’s well being. She had nothing in a marriage that’s supposed to bring you happiness; Minnie Wright was depressed because she was isolated. It can be proven that Mrs. Wright felt depressed because Mrs. Hale says “you don’t enjoy things when you feel…show more content…
Wright must have had a lot of irrational thoughts going on in her head because after the bird’s neck was snapped she decided to keep the bird. Mrs. Hale exclaims when she is looking for a box with Mrs. Wright’s sewing things, “what a pretty box. Looks like something somebody would give you.” Not only is it crazy to keep a dead bird she decided to keep the dead bird in a really nice box in the closet. This shows that she’s not in the right state of mind. Furthermore while doing her normal task of sewing she had a troubled mind. She didn’t know really what she was doing when she was sewing her quilt. Mrs. Hale said “look at this! It’s all over the place! Why, it looks as if she didn’t know what she was about!” she was disoriented about something that was going on in her head. Mrs. Hale says “if there’d been years and years of nothing, then a bird to sing to you it would be awful--still, after the bird was still” she realizes that life would practically be unbearable after the death of the bird, which can evoke irrational thought. It is only rational to see that her irrational thought lead to the murder of Mr. Wright “a hard man…like a raw wind that gets to the bone”. After years of torment and neglect is it unreasonable for Mrs. Wright to try and fight back for her life? Maybe it wasn’t her physical life but Mr. Wright killed her spirit. She had no choice. Mr. Wright’s death was inevitable. Glaspell’s trying to say that John deserved to be murdered because he underestimated

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