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Todays Woman Vs Yesterdays Women of today have come a long way since the periods portrayed in the dramas Trifles written by Susan Glaspell and Doll House written by Henrik Ibsen In both dramas the characters played by women were portrayed as nothing more than property which should be seen and not heard This is typical of society in the late 1800s and early 1900s which is the time setting in which these dramas take place In the drama Doll House the main character named Nora is a woman who has gone through life being treated as if she were a china doll She was not unlike a china doll to be placed high on a pedestal never to be heard from except when spoken to or when asked to entertain her husband Torvald their children or a group of Torvalds friends As the story progresses Ibsen creates a climax in the theme when Torvald finds out that Nora forged her fathers name on a document to obtain money for a trip to Italy This trip to Italy was necessary in order to save his life Society had a certain stigmatism about the women of the late 1800s Women were not thought to have been as smart as men and were therefore not expected to understand the complicated world of money and especially the repercussions of getting a loan from places other than a banking institution At this point Nora receives a miracle she has not been looking forward to The miracle turned out to be a test in which she finds out that their storybook love is not as strong to Torvald as she had imagined and hoped for This particular scene in the drama gave the impression of morning sun rays tapping on the petals on a morning glory With this the reader begins to witness the
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