Clarkson, Holstein, Suzy. “Silent Justice in a Different Key: Glaspell’s Trifles.” The MidwestQuarterly journal, 44.1 (2003): 282-290.
According to Clarkson, Glaspell shows that women actions are mere trifles for men need to plan and execute everything in the society. All the issues of women are seen to be unimportant and baseless for they cannot help in solving an issue in the society. As Clarkson argues, Glaspell‘s questioning is not about the roles women play in the society but about how perspective and knowledge is devalued or valued within different contexts. Clarkson notes that the men approach Mr. Wright’s residence as a crime scene while the women can only approach this residence as a home showing that the two genders cannot view the residence the same.