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Mrs. Hale and Attorney's Discussion


Trifles, Susan Glaspell, 1916

Susan Glaspell was originally a newspaper reporter from Des Moines, Iowa. She covered a real life murder case involving a man being murdered in the middle of the night in his own home. This case inspired both Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers.

The following passage is the opening of Glaspell’s one act play, Trifles.

Glaspell, Susan. "Trifles." Itech.fgcu.edu. Dr. Jim Wohlpart, July 1996. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

Mrs. Hale and the County Attorney's conversation in lines 125-141 suggests that


Mr. and Mrs. Wright had marital problems.


Mrs. Wright did not keep a clean house.


Mr. Wright was abusive.


the Wrights and Hales were good friends.


Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Wright had a falling out.