Trifles

Trifles

This essay is based on the symbolism presented in Trifles and what each of those symbols means. Symbolism is a very important part of creative writing; it makes the readers think for themselves and see beyond just the words that are on the page. Legacies defines symbolism as follows:
?A symbol is a person, place, object, thing, name, title, aspect of setting that suggests something beyond itself and has a range of meanings. Since a short story, like poetry, is compressed, all aspects of the story-title, setting, characters? names, appearance, dialogue, and events of the plot- may contain symbolic meanings and create the theme. For example even in the informal telling of the ghost story, the girl?s yellow hair and white dress suggest her innocence; the head under the pillow, the denial of truth.? (Legacies 1220).
Symbols can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the reader. Some people may see the symbol as one thing while others think a completely different idea.
The basis of the story is a woman (Mrs. Wright) is being accused of killing her husband (Mr. Wright), and the whole of the play takes place in her kitchen as

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