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The author uses symbolism to enhance the theme of vengeance where women are being depicted as simple and unintelligent beings. This paper, therefore, analyzes how the author uses elements of symbolism to enhance the theme of vengeance in the play. The author uses the title "Trifles" as a symbol which reflects the manner in which men view women. A trifle is something that lacks significance and meaning therefore of less importance. The author has employed the use of dialogue to reveal to the reader how men demean and view women. Wright is situated at a secluded place, in hollow deep in the woods. Also, the conversation between Mr. Hale and Mr. Wright about a “party telephone” is an example of how isolation was put into use through Mr. Wright and his wife (Glaspell 983). Another case of symbolism is in the jar of cherries at Minnie's house. This jar needed heat which may also symbolize the life of Minnie which lacked heat. The jar on the shelf also symbolized Minnie's life. She survi...

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Critical Essay on Drama Trifles by Susan Glaspell

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