Trifles: analysis Trifles is an one act American 19th century drama play written by Susan Glaspell (1876-1948),a feminist who has taken many different titles and awards underneath her belt. She is known for writing short stories and plays, as well as her involvement in acting throughout her time. According to Bradford the play Trifles came about during Glaspell’s younger career when she was a journalist. She investigated a crime scene in a small town of Iowa where some events that occurred in her play were from the observations and information that she discovered. That is how the play Trifles came about. In her play Trifles the story begins with the sheriff, Mr. Hale, Mr. Peters and their wives entering a crime scene where John Wright was found dead in bed with a rope peculiarly wrap around his neck. The setting of the play takes place in the kitchen where the wives Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discuss the possible event that could have occurred at the crime scene while gathering things for Mrs. Wright ;whereas, the men was upstairs investigating trying to find the motive to why Mrs. Wright would murder her husband . Throughout their time of being stuck at a crime scene and getting teased and demeaned by their husbands for messing around with trifles, the women unknowingly were doing a little of investigating on their own. They end up discovering significant evidence to the crime scene despite the fact that messing with the little things that the men denoted to be trifle. While the women were looking for scissors they found a dead canary in Mrs. Wright’s sewing box with the same knot that was tied around Mr. Wright neck. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters eventually uni… … middle of paper … … in the 1900s. Glaspell take the word a trifle which was used to demean women and tells a story about how women took the power of what was considered trifle and use it against the men to free a friend in need. Glaspell murder mystery is basic on the reader and how they interpret each essential part into what was consider being trifle and what not. It was a little humorous for the reason being that the men were calling everything discovered by women to be trifle while in reality the men where messing around with trifles all along. Susan Glaspell did get her message throughout the story that men and women are equal and should be treated the same. There is no such thing as which gender or sex should have the advantage or nor and which one seem weaker. Throughout her story it expressed great women power although a tragedy had to happen for it to become true.