Women Of Play Research Paper

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The Women of Plays In many plays in Literature women can be portrayed as weak or unimportant. Readers get the opinion that women are to be seen not heard by the men that surround them. Many works of literature help readers explore important social issues of the time. Woman Right’s is something that was a major issue in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Many works of literature express this time and the struggles women had to go through to be treated fairly. Women were often treated as property in these times, rather than being treated as an equal to her husband. This works of literature help readers understand the things of the time period. The author uses characters to depict a story that shows the reader exactly what times were like…show more content…
In plays such as “A Doll’s House” the author helps demonstrate the role of the women from the time period. In the play “A Doll’s House” one of the main characters, Nora, is the heroine that is not the stereotypical women of the time. She does the unthinkable when she takes out a loan when her husband, Torvald, is deathly sick. In the time the play takes place a women had no right to take out a loan. It was the man who took out loans. She did something that was not permitted of a women to do. She did not follow the role of a women. Nora was unlike the women in “Trifles,” they played the role of southern women gathering the items for Mrs. Wright. They did not comment on what the men were doing and only talked to themselves. Hale, a neighboring farmer, even made the comment, “Well, women are used to worrying about trifles” (Glaspell 853), showing the reader of the actions the women were taking while with the men. They were the ideal women of the time period. The heroines of the plays show two different types of women, those who followed their role in society and those who did not. These plays helps demonstrate the roles of women in the…show more content…
They were being treated as property depicting a major social issue of the time. The authors help portray these women characters as regular people who are both the stereotypical women and not the stereotypical women. This issue was a major issue during the time these plays were written. The authors of this time help the readers of modern time see the struggles of women throughout
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