discussion 2038

Re-read Glaspell’s play, TRIFLES. Then for this week’s discussion, consider the following:

Discussion due, with reply, The men in the play are able to determine the means and opportunity for the murder but are unable to determine the motive. Without all three, they cannot convict Mrs. Wright. The women in the play, however, are able to discern Mrs. Wright’s motive. What was her motive, and how were the women able to deduce it (consider especially the canary, the sticky shelf, the broken stitches in her knitting, the littered kitchen and the canary cage)?