A Psychoanalytical Perspective of Susan Glaspell’s Trifle Essay
Mr. Hale gave his account of what he witnessed prior to discovering the body of Mr. Wright the men continued their investigation upstairs. They were convinced there was nothing downstairs worth investigating but a big mess (Glaspell, 1938). The men cannot get passed the audacity of Mrs. Wright’s not fulfilling her wifely duties, “Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?” (Glaspell, 1938). Mrs. Hale began to reacts to the men with a passive aggressive attitude; she can relate to how men take for granted the work and sacrifices of women. Still, she only speaks her mind when the men are not present, “I’d hate to have men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing” (Glaspell, 1938). The women found a significant amount evidence for a motive of the murder. What the men thought to be trivial were actually the key motivations that would prove their prime suspect’s guilt. However, the so-call men detectives missed every opportunity to attain such title as “detective.” On the other hand, the women, guided by their knowledge of a woman’s mindset were able to find all obvious clues. Such as that of the quilt that Mrs. Hale began to closely examine (Glaspell, 1938).
The quilt appeared to be sewn normally yet, upon closer observation Mrs. Hale notices an inconsistency in