This differentiation in youth leads to dissimilar communication styles in adulthood. Womencommunicate through dialogue, discussing emotions, choices and problems. Males remainaction-oriented -- the goal of communication is to achieve something.Girls' friendships focus on making connections -- talk is essential to this process. Sharingsecrets, relating experiences, revealing problems and discussing options are essential duringgirls' development. Boys generally take another approach to friendship. Their camaraderie is notless profound; it's just different. Buddy groups tend to be larger, focusing on activities rather thanconversation.Females:Confidence is one of those factors that is obviously critical for every athlete. All athletesstruggle with their confidence, however, a good number of females I have worked with, even at the elitelevels, have found maintaining consistent confidence their toughest struggle. While confidence seems toooze from the pores of the most successful male athletes, there are many world-class female athleteswho struggle with their confidence.Males:Male athletes are taught from an early age to project confidence and toughness. Why? Similar tothe animal kingdom, the Alpha Male tends to get all the attention, accolades, and awards. The top malesexude a sense of confidence. Sometimes the confidence is classy and contained by humility. However,more and more, the confidence has become cockiness and bravado that gets reinforced on SportsCenter.A woman expects a man to notice, to be aware. If there were a connection betweenthem, he'd know what she wants.A man expects direct communication, an explicit request. If somebody wantssomething done, she should ask for it.The gender gap that creates an imbalance in domestic burdens isn't always theresult of traditional stereotypes, time constraints or unwillingness to work together.Often, says Georgetown University linguistics professor Deborah Tannen, authorofYou Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, it's thechasm between the way men and women communicate.Kate Chopin and Fanny Fern represent two writers who are a part of thisrich history. In her works, Chopin was concerned with exploring"relationships among . . . various classes and, especially, relationshipsbetween men and women" (Skaggs 635). ChopinAfter reading Trifles, one may think about the book called, Men Are from Mars and Women Arefrom Venus by Dr. John Gray. Both works tend to illustrate the vast differences between the twosexes. Due to such differences, women are often pitted against men. Mention the word feministand most people think of the modern women’s movement. Long before the bra burning of the1960s, however, writers were writing about the lives and concerns of women living in a maledominated society. In Trifles, the women of Venus triumph over the men of Mars to emphasizethe author’s feminist theme. The feminist theme in the play can be defined by contrasting themale and female characters and analyzing the symbolism of the canary and the quilt.