A Comparison of Gender

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Adekunle Ebiesuwa Hummanities 201 Test 4 23 rd april 2010 Moddern Dramatists An comparative analysis of both Henrik Ibsen and Tennesse williams books, sheds light on how human beings would behave and things they would give up in pursuit of freedom. In most cases people pursue freedom for the sake of happiness and in the course of their pursuit they give up that same freedom they long for. These is shown to be particular with women because no matter how much equality comes over the course of time it still ends up beign a male dominated world. The biggest similarity is the treatment of women in both plays. Women are presented in a time and household where their opinion and dreams don't matter because it is a male dominated world. The stories have drastically different outcomes however. Ibsen's play although he didn't plan for it. It ends with an emancipation from that world while Williams' ends with a subduction into it. Think of how the men treat the women in these plays like dolls as their playthings, and how the society of the time reacts to that. Both authors although of different era’s did notseem to support or approve how women were treated and sort of pointed out that the characteristic of timidness, vulnerability and victimization of women was as a result of the times.
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A Comparison of Gender-Roles in A Doll's House and A Streetcar named Desire Gender-Roles in A Doll's House and A Streetcar named Desire The roles of males and females in our society are subjects that entail great criticism, and have been under scrutiny for as long as a `society' has existed. In analyzing A Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen and A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the effects that gender- roles have on relationships is an evident aspect in both of the plays. The choice of words used by the authors strongly underscores the themes of supremacy, selfishness, inequality, and unmistakably, the roles of men and women in society. In Act I of A Doll's House, there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have. It seems that Nora is a doll controlled solely by Torvald. She relies on him for everything, from movements to thoughts, much like a puppet that is dependent on its puppet
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