Trifles What are the inner conflicts that Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters have in the play Trifles?

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These are women married to men who represent the power of society, and the control of sporadic situation. Moreover, the women, as their wives, are paradoxically meant to represent the exact opposite: The co-dependence, the neediness, and the feebleness of the "weaker sex". However, we know that Susan Glaspell's purpose in "Trifles" is to expose the double standards of society in terms of the social expectations placed upon women.

Hence, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale have the task of breaking free from the expectation that they are meant to remain quiet, idle, and useless through the investigation. In addition to this, they now have a responsibility to report the abuse that a fellow female has obviously suffered by the hand of her husband. However, all this becomes nullified when we see how, with their...

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