Essay on The Feminist Movement Of The 1950s And A Doll 's House

1738 Words Nov 17th, 2014 7 Pages
Early in the 1800s, women were considered to be second-hand citizens. Women were expected to be devoted only to their husbands, their children and house chores. In the 1900s women had some type of employment but they were limited to only work as teachers, nurses or secretaries. The feminist movement of the 1960s and '70s originally focused on dismantling workplace inequality, such as denial of access to better jobs and salary inequity, via anti-discrimination law. In the dramas Trifles and in A Doll’s house, the women were both centered on marriages that were dominated by a man society. The women had to take every abuse from their husbands, they had to live up to the social expectations, and they couldn’t go against their husbands words. Both of these feminist characters had to take steps to address the control exerted over them, but the actions they took are very different and they were both from a different social status. Initially, the character Mrs. Wright in Trifles is the main character of this drama. Mrs. Wright is married to John Wright, who had been abusing her mentally and emotionally and because of this she became a different person throughout her marriage. Mrs. Wright was a woman filled with happiness, but it ended when she made the decision to get married. Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Wright neighbor, notices this change and states Mrs. Wright “Was close. I think maybe that’s why she kept so much to herself. She didn’t; even belong to the Ladies Aid” (671) and…

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