Men's Assumptions A Doll House

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Men's Assumptions There are similarities in the relationships between men and women in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. The assumptions that men have about women lead to conflicts in both plays. Conflicts in these two plays are a result of a male-dominated society. The men believe that women focus on trivial matters and are incapable of intelligent thinking, while the women quietly prove the men's expectations wrong. In the plays Trifles …

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…in the murder investigation, but they do not tell the men. In the meantime, the men are looking for clues throughout the farm but are having trouble building a case against Mrs. Wright. Another example where women are fraid that Mr. Krogstad will use this information against him. In the end, after the threat of blackmail has passed, Helmer patronizes Nora by saying, "You have lrts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs: Prentience- Hall, 1995. 1466-1516.