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Short Answer 1- In Susan Glaspells Trifles the dialog between characters creates the deep meaning of the story The attitudes of the men is much different than that of the women thus adding to one of the major themes The speech of the women when they are alone conveys a completely separate attribute of the play The men in this play treat the women as if they were nothing more than senseless little creatures who live their lives to do housework The County Attorney and Mr Hale speak of the women as if they worry about silly trifles 994 They continue to criticize Mrs Wrights housekeeping skills Discusted the two women defend her explaining how difficult the chores can be At one point the men even laugh at the women as they are discussing a quilt 996 These examples reinforce the theme of inequality that Glaspell attempts to convey When the women are alone they are much more vocally sympathetic in defending their sex While waiting for the men to finish Mrs Hale reflects on how she wished she had spent more time with Mrs Wright 997 She recognized the loneliness and restricted lifestyle and regretted not visiting A very important comparison made by Mrs Hale is brought to light when she parallels the characteristics of the bird to those of Mrs Wright 998 This helps the audience recognize the major symbolism of the play The dialog between the women when they are alone displays the fact that they have more knowledge of the situation than the men do The speeches made in this play clearly let the reader understand the themes being conveyed by Glaspell By paying attention to the conversations of the actors audiences understand the ideas of inequality and injustice toward women along with being exposed to the symbolistic qualities of the story Short answer 2- The setting of a play is an extremely helpful tool in letting the author convey
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