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Trifles and I Want A Wife are allegories explaining the oppression of being a woman and a wife. Women being assumed to work in the house show that gender stereotypes do exist. After the men leave the kitchen, the women discuss things about Mrs. Wright such as who she was before she had met her husband; Minnie Foster. Mrs. Peters then questions the request Mrs. Wright makes for her apron, “She said she wanted an apron. Funny thing to want, for there isn’t much to get you dirty in jail, goodness knows. But I suppose just to make her feel more natural” (65). A typical stereotype of a woman is that they are assumed to be house wives who care for the house and the husband. In the play, this stereotype is applied when the two women describe how Mrs.

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