An Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

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To make it simple, a stereotype is a preconception someone makes based on gender, race, or religion that in this case is by gender, and affects women based on their expected gender roles. Women endlessly have expectations that go along with being a wife, mother, or simply a female. In Trifles by Susan Glaspell, 1955 by Alice Walker, and Girl by Jamaica Kincaid women are stereotyped by men and told to follow unwritten but expected roles such as being seen and not heard. As well as how they present themselves, their behavior, and tasks they need to perform. Women are consistently looked upon as being all the same with consistent expectations given to them by men. In Girl by Jamaica Kincaid women are assigned gender roles and if they don 't follow their roles completely men consider them worthless. Women must be aware of their place and what is expected of them. As stated in Girl “This is how to hem a dress...to prevent yourself from looking like a slut I know you are so bent on becoming(Kincaid 319).” If women aren 't able to sew the clothes, do the laundry, wash the dishes, clean the house, and act the way they 're told their not a “real” women. There is no in between, you 're either a good woman or a slut. If you can 't do the tasks that men believe are crucial to a woman 's role in society, it makes them nothing more than a slut. It seems as though men think not many women are capable of holding themselves to this standard. This standard of living and trying to live up to
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