2. what clues lead the women to conclude that Minnie Wright killed her husband?
some of the important clues that lead the women's conclusion of the murder was the little hints, 'trifles' as you might say it, that they have noticed around the house. they first noted the the incomplete tasks in Minnie's kitchen, which argued the fact that she acted very soon after some sort of provocation, like something hurried disturbed her work in the kitchen that it was left unattended. next would be the contrasting quality of the patchwork of Minnie's quilt; indicating that something had happened while she was working on it. and then there's the dead bird and its's broken cage; a major clue that indicates a form of violence once occurred judging by the animal's wrung neck. because the women know how Minnie used to love singing they came into a conclusion that the bird's death was a crucial indication of a provocation; one that's enough to serve as a motive for a domestic murder.
3. how do the men differ from the women? from each other?
the men's depiction in Trifles differs in terms of their perspective and tactfulness. the three men in the play; Court Attorney, Sheriff and Hale displayed their ignorance for details and seemed to only see things from the surface. for example they only noticed the unruly state of the kitchen being left on but they do not pause to ponder the reason why the housework was left incomplete. instead, they kept letting out a series of brash and dismissal remarks regarding the skill of women as a housekeeper and belittling their traits as "trifles". from this ignorance of details the men also differs from the women in empathy. women in this play understand what life is for other women while the men don't. they are completely uninterested in emotional response, which the women are in tune with in their discoveries of the pieces of Minnie's life. and because these men were generally depicted as condescending being in the play, they do not differ from each other much. the court attorney exudes an air of professionality in his inquiries but dismisses the female interest in minor details of domesticity; a sentiment shared by the sheriff and the farmer (Hale) when they too teases the women for their fussing over 'trifling' matters.
4. what do the men discover? why did they conclude "nothing here but kitchen things"? what do the women discover?
the men found no worthy evidence that's convictive as the motive to the murder and in addition have come no closer to the revelations made by Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale. the court attorney has an intuitive sense for the evidence, as shown in his references to the quilt and the birdcage, but because he only looks at external rather than internal clues he fails to ascribe significance to the correct factor. he says, "It's all perfectly clear except a reason for doing it," suggesting that a panel of males, such as a contemporary jury, will never comprehend Mrs. Wright's motives, although they are by now clear to the audience. their conclusion of "nothing here but kitchen things" shows their disregard of details and values that surrounds a woman's life, hence the dismissive remarks of the kitchen's significance. meanwhile the women discovered the aiding motive of the murder through their little findings around the kitchen; a motive of which they had chosen to hid from the men.