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Surname 1Argumentative essayNameProfessorCourseInstitutionDateIbsen’s A Doll’s House and Glaspell’s TriflesThe Fate of WomenIn the wake of the 19thcentury throughout the 20thcentury women have been exposed tomisuse, faced devaluation and impoverishment under the shadow of their perceived to besuperior fellow beings, the men. Women have been seen as homemakers characterizing them aspassive mothers with the role of raising families. With increased enlightenment of women in the20thcentury, these limitations taking the better part of women’s life have been questioned andplaywrights have incessantly documented episodes and plays meant to criticize and counter theseabsurd perceptions. Marriage in the contemporary society forms the basis of a pivotal platformwhere these ills and vices of women submission are discussed. Men are tyrannical with theiractions meant to subdue the women showing them no regard while belittling and criticizingthem.The debut of drama has unfolded these ills as depicted in Susan Glaspell’s trifles andHenrik Ibsen’s Doll’s House. These two dramas satirize the place of women as championed bymen. Upon emancipation the women in both plays Nora and Minnie seek freedom from theirenslavers-john and Torvald-and that is one the reasons these two dramas are comparable. Thetwo feminine characters from the two dramas are a representation of women who want to seek
Surname 2independence, job freedom and free action devoid of men’s consultation or guidance. Contrary tothe earlier notion of men being trapped in marriage in earlier centuries feminist writers broughtto the limelight women’s neglected trapping in marriage under the domination of authoritativemen.It is absolutely worth noting that the makeshift prisons made to restrict and restrain thewomen in both Glaspell’s and Ibsen’s plays are fundamental in pinpointing the commonality ofthe two dramas as they unfold. Nora’s husband Torvald belittles her by making her a playthingwhile keeping her below him as seen in keeping the keys to the mail box and thus making heraccess them not(Ibsen, 997-999 ). Similarly, in Minnie’s society a woman is an object deemed tobe kept under the custody of the father or the husband and this tells how the society perceivedwomen as entities that were to seek by all means men’s protection and this was a point thatrebellion as carried out by the female characters was aimed to demystify. As is elucidated in thedramas both characters are summed to be willing victims of their befallen fate.Additionally, the similarity of Nora being referred by Torvalds as a lark and Minnie beingequated to a bird by Mrs. Hale is enough proof of women’s equivalence to birds that can becaged and freedom curtailed (Glaspell, 987). Women’s equivalence to birds point a fact that theytoo can be trapped to serve the interest of their masters the husbands and deny them theopportunity to speak out due to the distraction of their children(Ibsen, 3-4). There brave and bold