Feminism

Feminism

InSusan Glaspell’s book Trifles, we see how female characters areundermined by their male counterparts, but how they struggle tobecome useful in the play. To begin with, the women in this book aregiven minor roles such as that of collecting supplies that Mrs.Minnie needed while in jail. On the other hand, men deal with theimportant roles of investigating the murder and reporting it.However, even though given minor roles and duties, the women uniteand discover the actual evidence needed to indict Mrs. Minnie of thecrime or murder. Women continue to become resourceful in their minorroles in which they are confined in the kitchen, by being useful tomen. Women role of the woman in that era was reproduction and partlysocial. They were expected to take good care of their husbands bycooking, baking, and doing house chores for them. The roles of womenwere determined by their husbands as partly indicated by lack of useof first names except in the case of Mrs. Minnie. However, womencontinue to fight for their place against the dominance of the malefigure, and that can be seen as Mrs. Minnie decides to murder Mr.Wright so as to be free. At that point, other women also find achance to describe Mr. Wright as being a hard man.

Today,feminism has reached its peak, especially with Hillary Clintonrunning for presidency. Equality between the genders has been reachedin most part in developed countries in areas like politics, economy,education, and social life. Women are independent and have their ownrights. However, in less developed countries or those that are notfully democratic, feminism is yet to be realized fully. The struggleto achieve a state of absolute feminism is still on worldwide, andpeople from both genders support it strongly.

WorksCited

Hilton,Leon. &quotTrifles, by Susan Glaspell.&quot Women&amp Performance: a journal of feminist theory21.1 (2011): 147-149.