• Flannery O Connor's Good Country People And
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    Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" and the Symbolism Surrounding the Character's Names. In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, uses symbolism in the choice of names, almost to the point of being ironic and humorous. These names center around the personality and demeanor of the characters. Hulga, once known as Joy, simply changed her name because it was the ugliest she could think of. Mrs. Freeman's name is ironic because she is burdened by the land that she works, so is not really...
  • Woman S Justice Mrs Peters
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    Woman s Justice Susan Glaspel s Trifles misleads its readers into the impression that its focus it the investigation the murder of Mr. Wright. Glaspel goes much deeper then the Murder-she-wrote version of a mid-western game of clue; instead, readers are drawn into a good old day s version of Men are from Mars and Woman are from Venus. Aptly named Trifles, Glaspel develops her characters using the pronounced differences of Men and Women who are wrapped in the little things of life. Surprisingly, ...
  • Trifles Mrs Wright
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    English 102-02508 May 2002 Trifles: A Gender Play Susan Glaspell's Trifles explores the classical male stereotype of women by declaring that women frequently worry about matters of little, or no importance. This stereotype makes the assumption that only males are concerned with important issues, issues that females would never discuss or confront. The characters spend the entirety of the play searching for clues to solve a murder case. Ironically, the female characters, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale...
  • Symbolism In Glaspell's Trifles
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    Symbolism in Glaspell's "Trifles " In today's society, we generally view upon everyone as equal beings who deserve equal rights. At the turn of the 20 th century, this particular view didn't exist. Men clearly dominated almost every aspect of life and women were often left with little importance. The Wright's embody this view of roles in Susan Glaspell's play Trifles. Mrs. Wright was a typical woman who suffered the mental abuse from her husband and was caged from life. In Trifles, a mixture of...
  • County Attorney Mrs Hale Wright
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    Case Dismissed In "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell, Minnie Foster Wright is the main character, even though the reader never sees Mrs. Wright. The story begins as Mrs. Hale joins the county attorney, Mr. Henderson; the sheriff, Mr. Peters; Mrs. Peters; and her husband in a "big two-seated buggy" (188). The team men are headed the Wright house to investigate Mr. Wright's murder. Mrs. Peters is going along to gather some belongings for Mrs. Wright, who is currently being held in jail, and...
  • Trifles Leave The Women
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    Drama Response Paper The play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell is type of murder mystery that takes place in the early 1900's. The play begins when the sheriff Mr. Peters and county attorney Mr. Henderson come to attempt to piece together what had happen on the day that Mr. Wright was murder. While investigating the seen of the murder, they are accompanied by the Mr. Hale, Mrs. Hale and Mr. Peters. Mr. Hale had told that Mrs. Wright was acting strange when he found her in the kitchen. After taking ...
  • Mrs Wright Peters Bird Hale
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    Characters Mrs. Peters Mrs. Hale Mrs. Wright Sheriff Peters Scene: Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters bringing Mrs. Wright her personal belongings. Time Period of the Play Mrs. Hale: Minnie how yer' holding up? Mrs. Wright: Alright I guess, how is my fruit? Mrs. Peters: (nervously digging in her bag) Oh they are just fine, here we brought you one of you jars of cherries. Mrs. Hale: Minnie (in a low tense manner), Mrs. Peters and I thought it was a good idea to bring some of the quilt boxes you were pie...
  • Trifles Mrs Wright
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    Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell, is a real life murder case that uses symbolism to help solve a mystery. Glaspell's use of dialect, set on a midwestern farm, emphasizes the town's gender-separated society. Isolationism, a quilt, and incomplete house work are the three key symbols in the play the help the reader figure out who murdered Mrs. Wright's husband. First of all, isolationism is an important clue in the murder case. Mrs. Wright's farmhouse is located in a hollow, down in the woods, w...
  • Greenleaf Mrs One Woman
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    In Flannery O Conner s short story Greenleaf Mrs. May is portrayed as a cold, brittle women who is closed to the goodness of living and natural life. Yet, this conclusion is not usually realized upon first reading. First, the reader feels sympathy for her character but, with further analysis, one can see that Mrs. May is not a kind woman. Mrs. May is superficial and tries to hold on to her beauty. Also, one can see that she posses a withered soul unable to be saved. Upon first reading, one coul...
  • Trifles Mrs Hale
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    Little Trifles Add Up to a Big Case Detectives are always looking for little pieces of evidence when investigating a crime. After all, it is this evidence that can turn a trial around, whether be it for the good or bad. This is especially the case in Susan Glaspell's Trifles. When Mrs. Hale comes across little pieces of evidence, she passes them off as being 'trifles', hiding them from the detective. She is the sole reason that very little evidence is collected that would convict Mrs. Wright, a...
  • Revelation Mrs Turpin
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    Revelation "Revelation" starts off at a small town doctor's office in the waiting room. Mrs. Turpin and several other characters are making small talk as they wait to see the doctor. Mrs. Turpin's words quickly reveal the fact that she is a prejudiced snob. She is very quick to judge everyone in the room. Mary Grace is an ugly girl who is setting in the room listening to all of Mrs. Turpin's judgments. Mary Grace gets very upset with Mrs. Turpin for being so judgmental. Instead of saying someth...
  • Chopin's A Pair Of Silk Stockings Mrs Sommers
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    Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings: Mrs. Sommers Mrs. Sommers, of Kate Chopin's 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' faces a major Man-vs. -Society conflict. She is a perfect example of how humans are tempted by material gain, 'the life of luxury', and the vicious way society judges things (or people). Society views people who live in the lap of luxury as " gods', they are above those who are not so fortunate. Anyone can fall prey to this common societal problem, even innocent 'Little Mrs. Sommers'. This ...
  • Mrs Chu Friendship Heng Kichizo
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    Kelly Tazz i Lit 212 Professor Bender February 19, 2000 Friendships, to Trust or not to Trust In the short stories, Separate Ways, by Hig uchi Ichiro, and Uncanny Stories from the Scholars Studio, by Singling, the two pieces both demonstrate the limits, high and low, of friendship. Mrs. Chu and Mrs. Heng have a loving friendship, but not being able to trust is their downfall. Okyo and Kichizo also have a very loving and caring friendship, but money and riches overpowers their friendship in the e...
  • A Jury Of Her Peers
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    A Jury of Her Peers In her short story, A Jury of Her Peers, author Susan Gla spell writes about the investigation of a murder that occurred at a farmhouse in the country. The story takes place in the early 1900 s before women could sit on juries. Therefore, whenever a woman was on trial, a jury of her peers really was not judging her. As the story begins, Martha Hale and her husband are being taken by Sheriff Peters with his wife, and the county attorney, to the isolated home of the Wrights. Mr...
  • All About Trifles Mrs Wright
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    Trifles of fate On the surface, Susan Glaspell's play Trifles focuses on a wife murdering her oppressive husband. The husband is abusing his wife emotionally out on a lonely secluded farm isolated from society in the Midwest. Under the surface, the behaviors of Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Wright in Glaspell's play to those of Clotho the Spinner, Lachesis the Disposer of Lots, and Atropos the Cutter of the Thread in Fate from Greek mythology (Meak 86). Although Glaspell brings new meaning t...
  • Contrasting Friendship Mrs Slade
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    Contrasting Friendship "The two ladies, who had been intimate since childhood, reflected how little they knew each other" (256). This is how, author, Edith Wharton shows the relationship of two characters, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, in the short story "Roman Fever." These two women who are supposed to be friends, led envious lives of each other, and because of the way they lived they were very contrasting and conflicting characters. In the end, I believe Mrs. Slade was guiltier for her actions...
  • Great Expectations Mrs Joe
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    Great expectations- Mrs. Joe Georgina Maria Garg ery, better known as Mrs. Joe, is my favorite character in the book Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens. She has a strong personality and she is very intelligent with her quotes and things she does during her part in the novel (she dies during the book). Mrs. Joe has a clear goal in life and if she would show a little more sympathy and warmth that she surely has in her heart she could be a "perfect" woman. The first thing I liked about ...
  • Mrs Dietrich Nola Daughter Mother
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    Shopping is based on tribulations of a mother daughter relationship that are exposed during their annual shopping trip. Mrs. Dietrich is a middle aged woman whose marriage collapsed due to betrayal by her husband. Mrs. Dietrich's only outlet for giving and receiving love is through her seventeen year old daughter Nola, who she desperately longs to have an intimate relationship with. Mrs. Dietrich hopelessly tries to preserve Nola's childlike image, fearing, she will no longer be needed when Nol...
  • Mrs Thorn Girl Story Woman
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    In the story "The Orchard Walls," the author, Ruth Rendell, introduces the character of Mrs. Thorn. Throughout the story, Mrs. Thorn plays the role of many parts, some of which include friend to the main girl of the story, a teacher of new hobbies, and the rule enforcer. But, perhaps the most influential part portrayed is that of law enforcer. Mrs. Thorn is not a static character. The readers can clearly notice the significant changes she goes through from being the hospitable woman of the hous...
  • Mrs Wright Hale Woman Husband
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    Case Dismissed A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Gla spell is a story of a woman named Mrs. Foster-Wright. She was a woman who was taken to jail after a man called Mr. Hale and his son came to see if her husband, Mr. Wright would like to join in with the other neighbors to get a phone. As Mr. Hale comes inside, he notices Mrs. Wright sitting in her chair acting very nervous. He asks her where her husband is and she pointed upstairs. Mr. Hale asked to see him but she says "Cause he's dead' (185). H...