A Doll's House And Trifles Analysis

It is a known fact that both men and women had different tasks in society. In both plays “A Doll’s House” and “Trifles”, it is obvious how women are not treated as equals by the men. The play “A Doll’s House”, which takes place in a small town in Norway, tells the “happy” life of Nora and her husband, Trovald. Then the other play “Trifles”, which takes place in Nebraska, USA, tells how the men, and the women accompanying them react differently to the life the murder suspect lived. Even though these two plays are in different continents, it is easily noticeable how men look down on women.
In the play “A Doll House”, the reader can have an idea on how some men in the late 1870’s in Norway acted towards women. In the play, the protagonist Nora
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Henderson, and the Sheriff, Mr. Peters, who bring in Mr. Hale, their prime witness. The wife’s, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, tag along so that they can get clothes for Mrs. Wright, and to bring her a distraction in jail. Mrs. Wright has been taken to jail because she is the prime murder suspect for her husband’s murder. When the men arrive to the farmhouse, they do not think they will find anything of importance in the kitchen or anywhere downstairs, so the men decide to go upstairs to look for anything incriminating towards Mrs. Wright. Once the women are downstairs alone, Mrs. Hale start to remember how Mrs. Wright used to be before she married Mr. Wright, she would always be singing and cheerful but now she is just a serious and quiet person. While the two ladies are speaking they notice that Mrs. Wright had left and unfinished quilt, and as they look around for the knitting material, they discover a box with a dead bird inside. It seems that someone had wrung its neck. Then both women seem to identify with how Minnie felt. Which is why one of them hides the box with the bird inside, when they hear the men coming downstairs. When the men see the ladies with the quilt, one of them say that while they are investigating a murder, the ladies are admiring quilt work. In this story, Mrs. Wright made a drastic move by murdering her husband. Since she became tired of putting up with his coldness and mean …show more content…
Then there are some men that look down on women and think that they could not possibly talk about anything that is not housework related. Not all men and women are the same though there are some women that actually enjoy doing house work, as well as there are some man that stay home and not only cook but take care of the children. So the stereotypes where a woman cannot do a man’s job are diminishing. Everyone should be treated equally and given a chance to do what they want, as long as it is legal and moral, of course. After reading the play “A Doll’s house” and “Trifles” it kind of makes one wonder how the ladies and gentleman from then would react to society today In conclusion, both plays “A Doll’s House” and “Trifles”, give an idea on how women were not treated as equals by men. In “A Doll’s House”, we discover a husband being selfish towards his wife. Then the other play “Trifles”, demonstrates how men patronize the ladies by assuming that they do not know what is going on. Even though these two plays are in different countries and time periods, it is very obviously depicted how men look down on the

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