Trifles Vs. A Jury Of Her Peers

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“Trifles” Vs. “A Jury of Her Peers”
The short story and the play are both written by Susan Glaspell. She wrote two different forms of literature that have the same plot, setting and characters. Susan Glaspell first wrote Trifles and then later on translated into a short story “A Jury of Her Peers.” Her writing expresses how she viewed by how the women were treated at the turn of the century. When trifles was first written in 1916 it was a briefer and more mood evoking production of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discovery of Minnie’s motive for murder. The stories based on the murder of John Hossac. The compare and contrast between “Trifles” and “A Jury of Her Peers” they are extremely similar to one another in almost everything, but they also have
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There is not a huge difference between the character in both the play and the short story one of the main changes in characters are the males. The play illustrates the complicity of the three women. The website Bcaughn97’s Weblog says that “The males have little depth in the story, but they have considerably more depth in the story than in the play.” This can be because Susan Glaspell could describe the characters in more details in the short story because while the play all of that was left up to the actors. In “A Jury of Her Peers” you get a good idea of the characters personalities and relationship to each. The reader gets into detail about the background of their thoughts compare to the play “Trifles” you do not get to learn as much about the characters. The play shows how the men notice different things than the women, and in the story, it allows more nuanced judgment of the various characters. Also, the conversations between the main characters, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters as well as their husbands and the county prosecutor remain largely the same from text to text. For example, when Mr. Hale describes his encounter with Minnie Wright in “Trifles” he notes, “She was rockin’ back and forth. She had her apron in her hand and was kind of- pleating” (Trifles ll.17). In the “Jury of Her Peers” he makes the same observation, differently but to the same effect saying that she was in the rocking chair when he entered long as she didn’t not know she was going to do