Marriage In Trifles By Susan Glaspell And A Doll's House

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It is really hard to tell whether someone is in a good marriage or a bad marriage. Married couples in the street may look happy and appealing, but behind closed doors, it is really hard to tell. Sure we can listen to what they are going through in their household, but we just ignore it because it is their business. There are not many of stories about what men go through in their marriage; however, there are many of popular stories of what women go through. "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "A Doll House" by Henrik Ibsen were plays that helped shed light on what women go through in marriage. Women face certain elements in their marriage such as controlling husband, the social bondage, and the choices they have to make when they could not take it anymore such as divorce. Nora and Mrs. Wright 's experienced similar issues that women face today such as Mr. …show more content…
They do not understand each other, but in the practical matters of life women are judged by men`s law, as if they were not women, but men. In the end the wife in the play is at a loss to know what is right and what is wrong; she is totally confused by natural feelings on the one hand and belief in authority on the other.
Nora took the positive way out of her relationship, by just walking away. She was confused, so as a result, she needed to figure things out on her own. The difference between Mrs. Wright in "Trifles" and Nora in "A Doll House" is that Mrs. Wright killed her husband and Nora walked away from the bondage of the marriage.
Overall, some people, today, think that marriage is hard now, but marriage in the past was harder (especially for women). Women sacrificed their own happiness to go through what society wanted them to be to end up with an outcome that hurt both the husband and the wife. "Trifles" and “A Doll House" can educate those who are going through a tough marriage or those who want to be

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