Week 8 | Glaspell’s Trifles – Short Essays (Backpack Literature, Trifles, pgs. 659-671) Titles are important and prepare the reader to pay attention for some kind of a connection between the title and the content of the play. Describe what the title Trifles means and what it has to do with the main theme of the play. In this play, the women use their powers of observation and intuition to solve the mystery. What assumptions do they make about Minnie and her relationship with her husband? What do they think probably happened? What do you think happened? Describe how you feel about what they do with this information (tell the men, or not).