Violence and Struggle towards Domestic Women in Trifles by Susan Glaspell
Keywords:Violence, Gender Equality, Patriarchal Society, Depression, Empathy
Gender role is the most important one for dominating the second sex. When the society categorizes gender into first, second and third it is somewhat difficult to create the gender equality. Usually women are meant to sacrifice everything for the family. Once a woman marries, she loses her former identity, along with her maiden name, and she becomes subsumed by her husband which is a kind of the limitations that a patriarchal society. Patriarchy occupies the essential position in this gender domination. The men vainly look for signs of violent rage, but the women, with growing empathy, are able to recognize the signs of quiet desperation under which many women of their time were forced to live. Glaspell contrasts male and female throughout the play, and made the audience to feel pity towards the side of the women. This paper deals with Susan Glaspell as a great American female playwright who was interested in writing about women issues. This one act play entirely deals the problem faced by the ordinary women in the family. Many personalities don’t understand the feelings of women towards their routine life. Basically women not only expect the love and care from her partner but the self respect and mutual understanding. This paper speaks the inner feelings of women and the violence against them.
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