It is sad that she has no say against this and ultimately ends up believing it herself. She decides to leave the kids with her nurse so they will not end up the same way she did. In the article “Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Komol in Saratchandra’s Shesh Proshino: A comparative study from feminist perspective” by Md. Nesar Uddin, he explains how Helmer “explodes into vulgar rage—he calls his wife a hypocrite, a liar, a criminal; he throws her father into her face. A sensible husband cannot behave towards his wife in such a beastly way as he did, no matter what the offence she has committed.”.
Yet she later discovers Torvald would not do the same for her nor ever recognise her as his equil with her own opinions, ideas, or worth. He had always treated her like a pet or child controlling her down to every aspect of her life from the clothing she wore to how she spent her daily activities. Torvald even believed Nora to be daft and naive in the ways of how the world worked from financial issues to social conduct. Nora then abandons her doll 's house, the oppression she live under, and the inequality held over her by her husband to be able to stand on her own feet. “I have been your doll wife, just as at home I was Daddy’s doll child.
The women through the title are portrayed as dolls, inanimate objects bereft of free will, dignity, or intelligence. Nora is the story's best example when describing her relationship with her father, "He used to call me his doll-child, and he played with me the way I played with my dolls," and "he told me all his opinions, so I had the same ones too." This was how she lived her entire life in relation to men. She did what she was told, and she acted in the manner that was expected. She was a belonging not a person.
Nora loves macaroons; however, Torvald forbids Nora to have macaroons. Although Nora disobeys the rule, she has to lie and blame Mrs. Linde for the macaroons just to appease her husband. The Helmers have been invited to a costume party. Instead of picking her own costume for the party, Nora says “[Torvald] couldn't you take me in hand and decide what I shall go as, and what sort of a dress I shall wear?” Nora’s freedom is so restrained that she cannot even choose a costume for herself. Torvald decides that she should dress up in a fish girl costume and perform the tarantella.
Throughout history, society often places women inferior to men, causing women to be predisposed to obeying their husband without a second thought. However, when a woman begins to question the idea of loyalty and obedience, her eyes are often opened to the mold that she is encased in and becomes determined to break through and develop her self-potential. In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the main female character is put through a revelation that changes her life forever. Through their quest to find their own freedom and individuality, Nora Helmer, from A Doll’s House, and Edna Pontellier, from The Awakening, each uniquely discovers themselves. Since the beginning of the play, Nora was very loyal to her husband and even told him how she would “not think of going against your [his] wishes” (Ibsen 6).
The impression of the home appears perfect, like a doll’s house. Passion: Nora’s passion is to be a real human and not be unreal towards herself, her family, or her husband. She wants to be accepted and human like the rest of the world, and she tries to figure a way to make this possible. “When (Nora) lived with Papa, he used to tell me everything, so that I never had any opinions but his. And if I did have any of my own, I kept them quiet, because he wouldn’t have like them.” Since childhood Nora has not been able to express her own feelings.
This paper will analyze the theme of the dependent women in this play. In order to do this I will discuss the following subject area. These subject areas are: female passivity; her economic and social dependence, and her dependence through her children. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen argues that a dependent woman will be passive and unwilling to speak her mind. She will not try to understand the abstract reality of life, unless it contain to her lifestyle at home.
Both characters throughout each story use their own techniques to put themselves closer to the ultimate goal of being independent and on their own. Through the stories we see that in the pursuit of independence Sister has a more thought-out approach to her plan, while Sammy has a more passive instinctive approach to becoming independent. The need for independence from Sister is greater for she doesn’t really have a stable family life. As the oldest that still lives at home when her sister Stella-Rondo comes home there is an increase to her want to become independent and get away. The sisters do not care for each other as Sister says “She was first to go with Mr. Whitaker until Stella-Rondo broke them up” (Welty 261).
In act three, he tells her to go to a nunnery because a woman like her should not have children who would just be sinners: "Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?" (3.1.119-120), Hamlet chooses to turn his anger on Ophelia most likely because she returned the gifts he gave her and denied his love. Throughout these accusations, Ophelia simply seems to feel worried towards his way of acting. She chooses to not talk back to Hamlet in a rude manner much, less defend herself.____ Any other girl would say something back if told she is not worthy of having children, but she does not because she is doing what her father ordered her to.
Thru these assertions we are able to have a deeper understanding of both sides of the story. The mother who only wants the best for her child, but yet the child has already given up and is in a way being groomed in that fashion for the rest of her life. Many of these problems come from the “polarized” view of level 4 families which pretty much destroys any hope of forgiveness or self-identity. Families should learn boundaries with their children and be more supportive instead of detrimental to their children. The control will always be lost by the tyrant because there is no freedom and even after the family unit is separated there will never be any healing.