Having read plays from 1916 (Trifles), 1934 (The Children’s Hour) and 1978 (Crimes of the Heart), consider this question: Do you see any common themes running through these plays? Or do they stand as totally independent works that have only the bare minimum of similarities? Are the issues raised in the early 1900s the same as those in the 70s? How have they remained the same or how have they changed? How has the state of women evolved in that time?
Your response should be 3-4 paragraphs in length and it should bring in quotes from the plays for support, as well as bring in one of our secondary readings to develop your ideas.