Dominance and Communication Throughout History

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Male-Female relationships are an issue that has been around as long as both men and women have been. In male-female relationships there are always problems with communication, miscommunication, domination and many more. During the course of this semester we read several plays in which we found some of these issues affecting relationships between the characters. In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams , we found examples of male-female relationship problems. Domination and communication are issues that affect every male-female relationship and can create tension between both parties involved in said relationship. There’s no need to look too far back in history to see how male-female relationships have been affected by dominance and communication. During the 1800s, for example, the man was the one to make the decisions in the house. Of course the wife had her say, but the man had the last word. The man would be considered the dominant of both. Under the law, women weren’t really favored either. They were dependent of their husbands as it was his obligation under the law to provide for her. Nowadays things are very different from they were before. Since the civil rights movement during the 1960s, men and women are considered equals under the law and are protected equally as well. The whole issue of women being inferior has been diminishing. Women are able to get as good jobs as men do. They can work in similar work
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