The Common Themes Of Lies In Trifles By Susan Glaspell

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“It 's not the lie that bothers me, it the insult of my intelligence that I find offensive.” Everyone was taught when they were little that lying is bad and the truth will get you further in life. In some aspects lying can get you out of trouble now, but that lie that you will tell will come back to get you in the future. Each play has a character that lies just to prove a point, to prove that they are strong. The Children 's Hour, Trifles and A Doll House all have one common theme; each play has various different lies.
In the play Trifles, by Susan Glaspell shows that women have basically can 't do anything. Mrs. Wright can’t sing, can’t talk and living an isolated life because of her husband Mr. Wright. Mrs. Hale says “I wish you’d seen Minnie Foster when she wore a white dress with blue ribbons and stood up there in the choir and sang”. Proving that before Mrs. Wright was married she was happy with her life. The plot is the lie when Mr. Wright kills his wife canary. Ms. Hale says “No, Wright wouldn’t like the bird—a thing that sang. She used to
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Nora Helmer in the play A Doll House is overlooked by her husband and is basically a human robot for him. Nora is to follow his instructions and is to be pampered. Who wouldn’t want to be pampered? Nora. At first she is okay with it and loves Torvald. She isn’t the silly little girl that Torvald claims. If she was, she would still be with Torvald and be miserable. Torvald is insulting Nora’s intelligence by calling her a silly little girl. This play was my favorite. Though during the 1800s, Nora took a stand and left her husband. Putting her duties as a woman come first, she leaves her husband. “As I am now, I am no wife for you.” Nora says. I’d say good job, Nora shouldn’t have to put up with being a doll and allowing Torvald to control

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