GradeSaver, 31 August 2009 Web. He is young and a professional, but is also a male chauvinist. Three of the key symbols in Glaspell's play are a simple bird cage, a quilt, and isolationism. Wright by collecting a few minor objects. The main characters in the play by Susan Glaspell,, the Sheriff, his wife, the County Attorney and a man named Hale and his wife all enter and gather near the fire that has been laid to keep the house warm overnight. Wright was a person deprived of happiness whenever she was with her husband. Hale explains that she has rarely seen Minnie Wright over the last few years.
The men return and Mrs. The story examines a woman who sacrificed her tranquility, her talents, and her individuality. They knew how it felt to have no respect or rights. A play can be analyzed in multiple ways. The role of a woman was limited to reproducing children, housekeeping and taking care of their families while their husbands worked.
In addition to this demoralization, I felt that the imagery and tone elevated the image of the male characters to be superior to women in intelligence. The characters around whom the main plot revolves, Mr. The men go upstairs again. Hale is the louder voice in the play calling for attention to the abuse wives and women in general endure. They end up finding a bird in a broken cage that has been strangled to death, in the same way Mr. Hale recognizes in the clothing that Minnie had very little money for herself and that her husband, therefore, must have been particularly tight with money. Glaspell had been a spitfire her whole life.
After looking some more, Mrs. Peters found a canary with its neck wrung. She dislikes the chauvinism shown by men around her. The sheriff , the young county attorney , and the neighbor enter the gloomy, disordered kitchen of 's farmhouse, followed by the thin, wiry and the larger. Peters, though, notes that the men are only doing their duty. Wright's kitchen and implies that she was not skilled enough to take care of a home. In other words she is expected to give up the life she knew.
Wright has no influence over Mr. Wright spent half her life locked up in a farm with a miserly, cruel husband and then the rest of her life in a prison. Hale recounts his visit to the house the previous day, when he found Mrs. Hale discussing the quilt, laugh at the women for wondering about whether Minnie was planning to quilt or knot her piece to complete it. The men reenter and, overhearing Mrs. She showed no expression of grief or shock when she was telling this to him, and even managed a laugh when she was asked where John was. When they closely examined the cage, they found that it has a broken cage door; something that made their suspicion grew larger.
The play tries to break the then stereotypical considerations about female gender. But of course that is exactly the sort of thinking that ultimately led Minnie to murder her husband. The men, who are also investigating the case, and oblivious to what the ladies are up to, pass a few snide sexist comments along with some patronization. He encountered Minnie Wright sitting in her rocking chair, and she calmly announced that her husband was dead. Broken Jars The jars are broken due to the cold weather.
The sheriff and the county attorney arrive with the witness , , and at 's farmhouse, where the police are investigating Wright's murder. And these societal standards are so ingrained that even the two women accept them. She told him that her husband was upstairs dead. This play takes place in one house, the house of Mr. Idaho and Utah followed three years later, providing promise to the suffrage campaign. The title of the play is a symbol itself. Although Wright had previously disliked the notion, Hale was considering the unlikely chance that Wright's wife would be able to persuade him otherwise.
Wright strangled, and his wife acting weirdly. Hale called for Harry, and they went upstairs to see the body. It is unfortunate that women of the Western world have managed to get equal rights through their struggles. Wright and the women of that time could not break free. The men, meanwhile, are blinded by their cold, emotionless investigation of material facts. However, in this Era, there were many writers, who wrote about this issue.
Peters is changed by the discovery of the dead bird from the timid woman she was into a woman willing to oppose her husband. George Henderson, looking over the mess in the kitchen and noticing in particular the dirty towel, says Minnie seems to be a poor housekeeper. The plot centers on John Wright's murder. Wright to the brink of insanity. Inside, wrapped in silk, is a dead canary. Wright is broken apart after being subject to a life with a person having cold heart. Later, it was revealed that some kind of abuse was happening to Margaret Hossack behind closed doors Ben-Zvi 151.