Gender Differences

Gender Difference

The play " Trifles," by Susan Glaspel, is a story containing two investigations involving the murder of   John Wright.   An official investigation is done by the men. The women in the play do their own inquiry. " Nicole Smith states in her analysis that the concerns of women are often considered to be mere trifles, unimportant issues that bear little or no importance to the true work of society, which, of course, is being carried out by men.   Society believes important work is carried out by men not women. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are more compassionate than the men in the story, which indicates that gender roles can influence people around them.
Once everyone is inside the kitchen, the attorney looks around and starts making remarks about Mrs. Wright's tidiness.   He states, "Here's a nice mess." and "Dirty towels! Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies" (Glaspell 1386)?   He also says sarcastically "I shouldn't say she had the homemaking instinct" (Glaspell 1386).   This shows, that in a time of despair for a woman in need, the men still are not compassionate towards the women.   The women are insulted by his remarks and stick up for Mrs. Wright.   Mrs. Hale says "There's a great deal of work to be done on a farm" and "those towels get dirty awful quick.   Men's hands aren't always as clean as they might be" (Glaspell 1386). This proves that the   women show compassion for Mrs. Wright’s situation. The men think Mrs. Wright does not do a good job taking care of the house.
The men and women are there for different reasons. The women believe that Mrs. Wright's house is a home and the men treat it as a crime scene.   A home is suppose to be a place that is comfortable and safe, not a place where something terrible happens.   The men believe they will not find any evidence in the kitchen so they don't bother looking.   The sheriff says “Nothing here but kitchen things” (Glaspell 1386).   He states this just before he makes fun of Mrs....