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In the one-act play Trifles the author Susan Glaspell does a good job at putting forth the trifles that become an important factor in the play In comparison Glaspell also the author of the short story A Jury of Her Peers wrote this story based on Trifles Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers both tell the same story but with one being a one-act play and the other being a particularly long short story they obviously have a little leeway over each other in certain areas The one-act play might seem more straight forward in its purpose of putting forth the trifles in a womans life Glaspells short story A Jury of Her Peers is much longer it goes much more into detail about more obsolete issues than the issue that a womans life is full of trifles In the one-act play Glaspell gets right to the point and is able to use more descriptive writing techniques to get the main point of the play across With this play being only a one-act play the author is forced to use a little different approach to getting the point across This is one of the disadvantages of this one-act play In comparison in A Jury of Her Peers the author is able to use the length of the story to her advantage With this story being a particularly long short story Glapell is able to avoid what she would run into in Trifles She can spend more time on other aspects of the story other than just focusing on the trifles in the story Another aspect of these two versions of this story that probably comes to mind someone might read these two works is the attention span of the reader The definite advantage goes to the one-act play just because it is short and to the point This play is more than likely going to be able to keep the attention of the
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