Male Dominance In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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Male dominance in American history has been very common among society. For many centuries males were always considered to be the “leader” of the household. Females had depended on the welfare of their husband. Women were restricted in many ways and the rights women had compared to the men were nowhere near equal. With males being the “leaders” of the household, women were often isolated at home because their husbands did not want them out of the house. Glaspell wrote a play called “Trifles” which gives an insight on how it was living in a male dominated society. With Glaspell’s play being released, it showed many people how women really felt about the men. Chopin’s “Story of An Hour” shows the mixed emotions that women were conflicted with during male dominated times. While women still found a way to love their husbands, there were women that knew they were being mistreated even when loving their husbands.
In the play “Trifles” it shows an excellent example of what women were conflicted with. Women who were still with their husbands did not help their own husbands with a murder investigation. The women had found evidence as to how the husband was
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People could possibly make the assumption that when women marry their husbands, they could often pray/hope for freedom. Women were isolated and under strict rules of their husband. Women were under so many disadvantages in the male dominated society such as, being rejected higher education, having a slim chance of getting custody of children during a divorce, had no right to vote, had limited control of property rights after being married, and had no ability of being able to sue anyone. A male dominated society gives the wrong mentality towards the women population. Chopin’s “Story of An Hour” and Glaspell’s “Trifles” show excellent examples of how the male dominated society negatively affected the women’s

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