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Discovering Self Good drama is built on conflict of some sortan opposition of forces or desires that must be resolved by the end of the story Conflict in ones self is exactly what is portrayed in Susan Glaspells Trifles and Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire Self conflict was inevitable in the times in which these two plays were set for in those times women were nothing but trifles Throughout history women have broken off the shorter end of the stick against men Even when women have been correct and justified in their opinions they have often been ignored and had their opinions and thoughts vanquished In the days of Mrs Wright in Trifles and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire women were second to their men and found their selves inevitably in the reflection and shadow of the man in their lives Both women were constantly searching for or desiring something that had been missing from their lives In the case of Mrs Wright she was in search of the freedom she had as a young girl which was stolen from her when she took on the name Wright Blanche was hopelessly in search for love which had been repeatedly taken from her through out her miserable existence Interpretation of the meanings the authors were trying to get across is the key to discovering the true personalities feelings and emotions of the main characters in both plays Because Mrs Wright is not directly in the play understanding the symbolism in the story is the only way to discover the character In relation to the notion of male gender superiority it is many times nuances and innuendos and not facts which the women in Trifles use to express their thoughts In this way the women discover the truth quietly while men think they know the truth loudly There are many examples of this that lead the women in the play to
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