This action causes a big uproar because the villagers view this as stealing from her husband’s Church. Mary Dempster’s kindness and generosity of spirit are definitely viewed by them as major character flaws. Also, as noted by the Bookrags study guide, Mary’s refusal to take her husband’s fears and securities seriously and her positive attidude and faith that life will work out for the best are not looked upon favourably by the villagers. They believe she is too simple and silly to understand her husband’s fears. When breast-feeding her infant, Mary is not concerned about covering up.
Gillys Nan introduces herself and secretly pays Gillys mum to visit her. Gilly goes to live with Nonnie, but in the end chapter tells Trotter she wants to come back. Galadriel Hopkins is an unhappy child. Her need to know her mother is very strong and takes over her life. When the story begins, Gilly is very unhappy.
Torvald makes little rules for Nora to follow. During the time period when the play was written, a husband controlling his wife and making rules for her was not uncommon. One incident of control is when Nora comes home from Christmas shopping. Torvald knows how much Nora loves macaroons and suspects she has bought some to eat. He comments to Nora, “My sweet tooth really didn’t make a little detour through the confectio... ... middle of paper ... ...ment about how Torvald doesn’t like for her to eat them.
The names signify how she has no power in their relationship. Nora exhibits childish qualities when she secretly eats from her "bag of macaroons" (Ibsen, 148) and wipes her mouth to ensure Torvald does not find out. When her condescending husband asks if she "nibbl[ed] a macaroon or two..." (Ibsen, 151), she denies it and like an innocent child replies, "I wouldn't do anything that you don't like." (Ibsen, 151).This reveals her need to please him and receive his approval, just as a small child looks for parental praise. Additionally, the way Torvald instructs Nora in her dance practice reminds one of how a parent would guide a child through an important event.
Nora has pretended to be someone else in order to fulfilled a role for not only her husband but also her father and society. Ibsen’s play shows a bleak picture of the role women held in society. Nora is well off compared to other female characters of the play but still lives a difficult life because she is in a loveless marriage and her husband is condescending towards her, he says to her “Hasn’t Miss Sweet-Tooth been breaking rules in Davis 2 town to-day?” (Ibsen, 795) He treats her like a child before Torvald asked her. Nora “[puts the bag of macaroons into her pocket and wipes her mouth]” (Ibsen, 793). Nora is not allow to have sweets and has to go behind her husband’s back.
However, some of the ideas that are portrayed in these works aren't ideas readers should assume to be true or good. The first of these is the theory that husbands will most likely treat their wives as inferiors after they are married. In A Doll's House, Torvald is blatantly condescending to Nora. He calls her his ³little squirrel² or ³little skylark² and requires her to ³do tricks² to please him. In addition, he treats her like a child, a ³feather head² who can't understand anything important.
She would go on to be a lady's maid, governess, teacher, translator, and writer throughout her life. She longed to live an independent life, but struggled to earn a living wage with the jobs she had and the fact she lived in a world where women were to become obedient wives. Mary's sister, Eliza, was supposedly deranged from her difficult birth to her daughter and the abuse of her husband. So, Mary convinced Eliza to leave her husband and baby. The sisters would then start a school with Mary's beloved friend, Fanny Blood.
The way in which Torvald speaks to Nora, calling her his “little squirrel”, or his “skylark”, and nonchalantly telling her she spends too much of his money, is based on his expectations of her being responsible. Torvald is considered an upstanding man within his society. With Nora to be out a “spendthrift”, it looks bad on him. In the time setting, women were held to expectations from society to be submissive to their husb... ... middle of paper ... ...loves Torvald, she stops acting the child, and begins acting a woman. Nora’s thoughts of leaving her children to find herself, is not what society would expect of her.
It seems childish that Nora must hide things such as macaroons from her husband, but if she didn't and he found out, she would be deceiving him and going against his wishes which would be socially wrong. As the play goes on, Nora seems to transform from her delicate little character into something much more. At the end of act one, Krogstad goes to Nora for the recollection of the money she had borrowed from him. "You don?t mean that you will tell my husband that I owe you money?" (21).
Of Mice and Men is the story about lonely men who travel from ranch to ranch not really communicating with other ranch hands. Candy, Crooks and Curley’s wife all were lonely and dealt with their loneliness in different ways. Candy dealt with his loneliness by being friendly with George and Lennie and becoming a partner in obtaining the small ranch that was George and Lennie’s dream. Candy kind of an outcast because of his age difference from other ranch hands. “I could cook and tend the chickens and hoe the garden some”(Candy 319).