What are the similarities between "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston?I know in Sweat the wife did nothing while her husband was being killed by the...

What are the similarities between "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston?

I know in Sweat the wife did nothing while her husband was being killed by the snake and in Trifles the women concealed the evidence. Is that correct?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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In Sweat the wife no longer loved her husband. He had abused her and when the snake attacked him she saw a way out of her miserable life with an abusive man.

In Trifles, the husband was also abusive and the wife did indeed conceal evidence because she is the one who killed her husband. She just could not take it any more and felt she had no other way out.

The similarities are both were abused, both got out of the relationship, the question is whether or not reckless endangerment of the husband by not seeking medical intention is the same thing as pre-planned murder.

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on sweat she lets her husband die because he treated her real bad and on triffles mrs. wrigth kills her husband because its implied that he treated her bad too.

 

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