Essay 4: Feminist and Gender

Here is my feminist paper.  Choosing from a variety of short stories and plays from Literature: A Portable Anthology, I decided on Trifles by Susan Glaspell.  In my Freshman year of college, I read this play for the first time in a survey class.  Reading it for a second time, I still enjoyed it and was intrigued by the circumstance that Minnie Foster is stuck in as well as the dilemma Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale face.  Of all the stories I read for this unit, none made me as excited as Trifles did.  I reveled in writing the paper about women’s stereotypes and how Glaspell played with the idea.  I began with jotting down the base of my ideas and then reworking that into a proper essay format.  I scoured the SNC library source sites for anything related to Trifles and moved it into my essay.  When the original deadline was extended, I went to the library and checked out a book for a stronger source on women and the angel/demon quality associated with them.  After I received my first draft back with comments from my professor, I went back and fixed some errors and tried to expand more on the bird imagery of woman in the Victorian age.  For the third draft, I altered some last tid bits to further smooth the paper.


My Proposal

Proposal Peer Review

Rough Cut

Rough Draft

First Complete Draft

Track Changes of First Complete Draft to Second

Second Official Draft

Third Draft