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Triffes of fate On the surface Susan Glaspells play Trifles focuses on a wife murdering her oppressive husband The husband is abusing his wife emotionally out on a lonely secluded farm isolated from society in the Midwest Under the surface the behaviors of Mrs Hale Mrs Peters and Mrs Wright in Glaspells play to those of Clotho the Spinner Lachesis the Disposer of Lots and Atropos the Cutter of the Thread in Fate from Greek mythologyMeak86 Although Glaspell brings new meaning to the myth the attention given to Mrs Hales resowing the quilt the change in Mrs Peters perspective on law and justice and the rope placed by Mrs Wright around her husbands neck are part of the story of the Three Sisters who control the fate of men Mrs Hales behavior is similar to Clotho the Spinner the sister who spins the thread of life Mrs Hale subtly suggests that Mrs Wright is not the sole agent in the death of Mr Wright Meak86 Mrs Hales reference to that event when they was slipping the rope under his neck Glaspell568 showing a plural pronoun and a singular verb suggests the involvement of more than one in a single outcome and it suggests that the three women will be in conspiracy in the case controlling the outcome or the fate of all charactersMeak88 The information about the living condition of Wrights on the farm is supplied mainly by Mrs Hale describes Mr Wright as a hard man and she describes how she remembers Mrs Wright when she was younger She describes her as kind of like a birdGlaspell571 She establishes the connection of Mr Wrightss Involvement in the physical death of the canary and spiritual death of his wife The way the men joke about the womens concern about Mrs Wrights intention to quilt or just knot the quilt evokes a defensive remark from Mrs Hale in which she hints that it is
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