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I need some in-depth information about the play Trifles by GlaspellUse the internet to...

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mlrogers3 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM via web

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I need some in-depth information about the play Trifles by Glaspell

Use the internet to find at least six  references for the topic trifles..These references should be reliable, and contain enough information to help readers understand. For each website you find, summarize the information in one paragraph, and list the web address.

I need to find something new about tirfles in each reference. why, where, how it was created and everything else about this play. I want to know everything not just the summary but the meaning to the play and why it was created? mayb some information on the author too..

In each paragraph, include enough information so a person reading the paragraph will understand the purpose of the website and what kind of information it contains. You should also include a few sentences that describe what types of links the website contains, and who or what type of organization publishes the website.

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 24, 2008 at 1:18 PM (Answer #2)

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You're wanting some links, then, I'm assuming?  The most obvious source is right here on eNotes.  The link to is it: http://www.enotes.com/trifles.  Also, here is a credible link about Trifles for you to peruse: http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/wohlpart/alra/glaspell.htm . 

  

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM (Answer #3)

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Stay away from the "free essay" web sites. Those should always be considered unreliable because they are not educational sites; they want to hook you with the "free" offer and then reel you in to buying an essay. Their goal is to make money, not to teach.

Along with the sites already mentioned, try these:

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/glaspell.html

http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=15992

http://www.articlemyriad.com/trifles.htm

http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap8/glaspell.html

http://www.enotes.com/trifles/glaspells-trifles

http://www.enotes.com/trifles/dubious-moral-message-susan-glaspells-trifles

http://www.enotes.com/trifles/trifles-path-sisterhood

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM (Answer #4)

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Instead of giving you a list of websites I will suggest various search terms for you to use. Being able to conduct a piece of Internet search is a valuable skill because you have to learn how to handle and manage search engines such as google and use them wisely. So search under obviously the title of the play but also the author, Susan Glaspell. Then this will give you other links you can exploit and use.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 16, 2010 at 7:30 AM (Answer #5)

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I agree that part of being in graduate school is learning how to find credible research for whatever you need to write.  In addition to the author and the work, I would add a completely different title for you--A Jury of Her Peers.  Glaspell wrote this story both as a play and as a short story.  Since you;re doing research on this work, it would be interesting to know what prompted her to write each version. 

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 21, 2012 at 2:31 AM (Answer #6)

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What about connecting the verisimilitude of Glaspell's play to the fact that it is based upon an actual murder that was committed.  For, Glaspell worked two years as a reporter for the Des Moines News, where she covered the murder trial of a farmer’s wife, Margaret Hossack, in Indianola, Iowa. While the woman killed her husband with an ax and did go to prison, Glaspell uncovered some "trifles" that indicated the reason for the crime, reasons that made her sympathetic to Mrs. Hossack.

 Susan Glaspell worked as a reporter from 1899-1901, so you may be able to find some interesting articles in the archives of this newspaper, which, by the way, is one of the top papers in the country.

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