How does Glaspell develop and sustain a feeling of isolation in Tri�les?


 How are the dead bird and its cage used as symbols? What additional symbols did

you �ind in the play?


. Give examples of Glaspell’s commentary about the role of women. 

What staging and

dramatic devices does Glaspell use to emphasize the importance of the men and the

comparative unimportance of the women?


What is the signi�icance of the title? How is it used ironically in the play?