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Triffes of fate On the surface, Susan Glaspell's play Trifles focuses on a wife murdering her oppressive husband. The husband is abusing his wife emotionally out on a lonely secluded farm isolated from society in the Midwest. Under the surface, the behaviors of Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Wright in Glaspell's play to those of Clotho the Spinner, Lachesis the Disposer of Lots, and Atropos the Cutter of the Thread in Fate from Greek …

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…audience that, regardless of myth or twentieth-century law, it still takes three women to equal one man(Mustazza495). Works Cited Ben-Zvi, Linda: "Murder, she wrote" the genesis of Susan Glaspell's Trifle: Theatre Journal May 92 44: 141-162 Glaspell, Susan: "Trifles" Literature and Society 563-574 Meak, Phyllis: "Trifles in Greek mythology": The Explicator Winter97 52: 88-90 Mustazza, Leonard: "Generich translation and thematic shift in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and A jury of her peers.": Studies in Short Fiction Fall89 26: 489-96