My third essay is my feminist essay. After reading the selected works in our class anthology, I picked Trifles by Susan Glaspell because I was familiar with the essay from a survey class I took my freshman year, and I really liked the play. I began by jotting notes in my notebook while reviewing what feminist theory is. As I shaped my essay, I took note of Glaspell’s influence from her journalism days at the Des Moines News and a murder she reported on. I scoured through the library source websites and added a book called The Madwoman in the Attic by Susan Gubar and Sandra Gilbert. In their book, I focused on an essay where they discuss the angel and demon dichotomy of women and the way male writers depict them. For the actual paper, I studied how women’s stereotypes were brought up in the play and what beliefs existed during its genesis. After three revisions, I smoothed out the nit-picky details and strengthened my paper. Prepare yourself for the ghastly murder of a husband and the revelation of the abuse of women from a patriarchy dictated society.
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