Paper: A Summary of Trifles by Susan Glaspell

She was rational in the things she did but became distraught. Mrs. Hale pointed this out when she showed Mrs. Peters the quit Minnie was working on. Mrs. Peters, look at this one. Look at the sewing! All the rest of it has been nice and even. And look at this! Its all over the place! Why it looks s if she didnt know what she was about! All of this shows that Minnie went crazy after she killed John for a reason. John Wright was described as a cold man. Mrs. Hale described him as a hard man (559), like a raw wind that gets to the bone. Mrs. Hale suspects that he killed the bird, Minnes only friend. Mrs. Hale suspects that John killed a part of Minne when he killed her bird. Minne was described kind of like a bird herself (560), real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and fluttery. Minnie likely killed John in the same way he killed her pet. This was her only way of avenging her pets death. She strangled him by putting a rope around his neck, choking him to death, in the same manner in which he twisted the birds neck. Minne Wright is guilty of murder, but she should not be brought to trial. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters realized this and that is why they hid the evidence they found from their husbands. They thought that all the mental abuse was finally over and she was free of John. | think that Minne was going crazy. When the police found her, she was in her own world. She was just sitting there rocking in her chair. | conclude that she has already paid the price for the crime she committed. She lived with John for over twenty years, under all the stress and abuse. After marrying John, she became withdrawn. Mrs. Hale said she was lonesome and wishes she had visited Minne more often. Also, as | stated above Minne was distraught and incoherent. We see this in the way she kept the house and her apparent lack of care about her husbands death. So | say that was payment enough....