Where is an example of dramatic irony in the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell?

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Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows what characters in a play do not.

What the audience of Trifles learns, along with wives exploring Mrs. Wright's kitchen, is the reason why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband. They know it was an impulsive act, the culmination of years of suppressed rage...

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Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows what characters in a play do not.

What the audience of Trifles learns, along with wives exploring Mrs. Wright's kitchen, is the reason why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband. They know it was an impulsive act, the culmination of years of suppressed rage bursting out, because of the disarray in which she left her kitchen. They realize, too, that it was a response to her husband killing her pet bird. They find the canary's cage door was violently ripped opened, and they discover the bird carefully wrapped in a silk handkerchief. The women realize that Mrs. Wright hanged her husband in retribution for him wringing the neck of her beloved bird.

Dramatic irony therefore occurs at the end of the play, such as when the County Attorney says:

If there was some definite thing. Something to show—something to make a story about—a thing that would connect up with this strange way of doing it—

[The women's eyes meet for an instant.]

As the audience knows, there is something that pulls everything together: the dead bird.

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The best example of dramatic irony in the play comes at the end, when the County Attorney jokes about the quilt that Minnie was sewing. Earlier, he makes a comment that the method of the murder is clear; the victim had a noose knotted around his throat until he died of asphyxiation. However, there is -- to his eyes -- no hint of the motive.

COUNTY ATTORNEY: ...If there was some definite thing. Something to show -- something to make a story about -- a thing that would connect up with this strange way of doing it --

[...]

COUNTY ATTORNEY: [Facetiously.] Well, Henry, at least we found out that she was not going to quilt it. She was going to -- what is it you call it, ladies?

MRS. HALE: [Her hand against her pocket.] We call it -- knot it, Mr. Henderson. [(CURTAIN)]
(Glaspell, Trifles, etext.virginia.edu)

The irony is that this is, itself, one of the major clues to Minnie's guilt. She was unhappy in her marriage and wanted to escape, but could not; a sign of her unhappiness is her sewing, which was knotted but slowly became worse and worse. When her husband killed her canary, she killed him with a knotted rope. The Attorney, not caring about the sewing or other "trifles" that he sees as women's issues, laughs about their concern for the quilt and inadvertently receives the solution to the murder: Minnie made the decision to "knot" her work and kill her husband with a knotted rope. Had he been more interested in her home life and the circumstances which led up to the murder, he might have been able to see past his prejudice and discover the truth.

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