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Mrs. Wright and Margarita are timely examples of the age old expression, "You have pushed me too much." Both of them were pushed throughout life to live up to someone else's expectations and in their own way they break and handle it that they only way they know how. The girls are under continuous pressure to be someone that another individual expects them to become and both women begin giving into the expectations they can no longer endure to. Mrs. Wright lashes out in revenge while Margarita gives in and almost falls to her death. The personalities both symbolize exactly what overwhelming emotions can do to a individual and how in fact they may handle it. Mrs. Wright is being accused of murdering her husband, and all of the evidence points for her, but if you look in her past the rationale is clear. Mrs. Wright was pushed to far and she chose to take matters into her own hands. In the early 1900's women were looked upon as inferior beings, and guys were the dominating gender. This is very evident of the girls in "Trifles", not just Mrs. Wright but the lawmen's wives. They seem to appear within the women's intellect and don't notice the signs the women have found. This plays a big role in Mrs. Wright life also, her husband does not care for her or what she enjoys or believes in. When the attorney and the sheriff input they refer to her poor housekeeping skills as if it was anticipated she keeps a fantastic house. Girls back then were supposed to keep house while the men did all of the hard work in the fields and around the home. It becomes more and more evident through the story that Mrs. Wright did not need this type of life, and that she was not very satisfied. She was really anti-social because she had been miserable; Mrs. Hale makes the comment, "I think maybe that'...