Which theme is best reinforced by the excerpt? The thoughts and opinions of women were not considered noteworthy.
In part two of Trifles, how does the symbol of the broken fruit jar impact the theme that women were often unhappy in the roles they were expected to fulfill? The shattered fruit jar symbolizes the broken and unhappy home in which Mrs. Wright lived.
How is this excerpt an example of irony? The lighthearted and humorous tone of the County Attorney is the opposite of what you would expect during a situation like this. A show of interest in the quilt on the men's behalf was a sudden twist of what would normally be expected.
Which stage direction from part one of Trifles most adds to the suspenseful tone? MRS. PETERS (starts to speak, glances up, where footsteps are heard in the room above.
"Trifles" mean things of little importance. The title refers to the clues that the women used to solve the case, which were trifles.
Trifles: Which of the following best describes a central theme of the play Trifles? Justice is not always administered in the service of the law, and the law does not always administer justice.
The title of the play refers to the concerns of the women in the play, which the men consider to be only “trifles.” This includes such things as the canning jars of fruit that Minnie Wright is concerned about despite being held for murder, as well as the quilt and other items that Minnie asks to have brought to her at ...
Which excerpt from part one of Trifles contains a stage direction that contributes to the character development of Mrs. Hale? MRS. HALE (shaking her head).
Which of the following stage directions from part one of Trifles is designed to express emotion? MRS. HALE (stiffly).
The birdcage represents how Mrs. Wright was trapped in her marriage, and could not escape it. The birdcage door is broken which represents her broken marriage to Mr. Wright.
What is ironic about this excerpt? The men believe the women are incapable of discovering anything of substance when, in fact, they are the ones who discover evidence. had an oppressive demeanor that killed the bird and his wife's spirit.
In part two of Trifles, which of the following is an example of situational irony? Mrs. Peters cannot bring herself to touch the dead bird, so Mrs. Hales puts the entire box in her coat pocket.
When an author makes use of situational irony, the opposite of what would normally be expected occurs. Examples of situational irony: A fire station burns down. An airline pilot is afraid of heights.
Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters decide to bring the quilt to Minnie in jail, another one of the trifles that the men believe only concern women. The quilt and Minnie's decision to finish it in one of two styles—quilting or knotting—is developed as a metaphor for her innocence or her guilt.
Based on part two of Trifles, the bird's singing is most likely symbolize honesty and strength to Mrs. Wright. The object which has been used as a symbol in the play “Trifles” is the bird.
What would be one advantage of reading this scene as opposed to watching or listening to it? Readers can creatively interpret and visualize stage directions in their minds.
How does this stage direction develop the mood of the scene? -Mrs. Hale's cleaning shows her caring, frightened mood. -The emphasis on talking creates a friendly, thoughtful mood.
Whether they establish a production's overall tone or elucidate particular actions of characters, stage directions help tell the complete story that is in the playwright's mind. Stage directions accomplish all of this, using a simple convention that structurally separates them from the actual story.
How are stage and film versions of a drama similar? The viewer must infer the mood from the lighting and sound effects. The viewer must envision the way the characters look and sound.
Which most supports the fact that Trifles is written in a realistic style? The characters are portrayed as in real life.
In part two of Trifles, what symbolic impact is made when Susan Glaspell includes quilting as a part of Mrs. Wright's lifestyle? It reinforces the idea that Mrs. Wright fulfilled many of the roles considered common for women during this time.
What feature of this excerpt makes it blank verse? It has iambic pentameter.
The title of the play is oozing with irony. The title comes from this gem of a line from Hale: "Well, women are used to worrying about trifles" (132). He says this in response to the fact that Mrs. Wright seems to be more worried about her preserves bursting than she is about the fact that she's being held for murder.
Written in the early 1900s, “Trifles” deals with the rights of, expectations for and assumptions about women in society at the time. In an ironic twist, the audience knows that the women have solved the murder mystery while the men remain oblivious of the truth because of their assumptions.
Summary Of Susan Glaspell's Play Trifles
Most readers would agree that Mrs. Wright murdered her husband just because he murdered her bird.