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Glaspell uses the relationship between the men and women featured in the play as the central conflict and is evident in everything they said to each other and about each other The central conflict throughout the play is in part due to the times Regardless of solving a crime Trifles shows conflict between the sexes The central conflict is also shown by how the men are separated from the women throughout the play The women are in the kitchen and the men are off together Men and womens relationships were different because of the time period In the play Trifles Mrs Wright could be seen as the protagonist because she is the one in jail for murdering her husband The County Attorney Mr Henderson upsets the women when he criticizes Mrs Wrights homemaking abilities and teases the women Mr Henderson is the protagonist as is the Sheriff at times In everything from what they say or think the men and women behave completely differently Susan Glaspell shows the inferior position of women in the early twentieth century by the women not speaking up when they feel the men were being rude The women are affected in many ways in terms of how this makes them feel and how they feel about the Sheriff and AttorneyIn Trifles the relationship that the men and women have personally with each other also will have an effect on the situation From the very start the County Attorney and Mrs Peters start off with some tension when they walk in the kitchen But since Mrs Peters is the wife of the Sheriff she at one point says to Mrs Hale the law is the law Mrs Peters has hard time keeping information but in the end sticks with Mrs Hale which shows the conflict between the men and women In this time period it was normal for women to feel taken less seriously as men In Trifles
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