He has a bright future ahead, cares for his family, is kind to his w... ... middle of paper ... ...e door of the apartment she begins her journey to find the truth and to leave the lies and illusions behind (Hemmer 82). She sets out to cure her childishness by going out to learn of life without someone coloring it to their pleasing for her. Nora’s faults that are present throughout the play are evidence of her childlike nature. Nora constantly is munching on and subsequently hiding candy, she off-handedly lies, and also can’t resist bragging to Ms. Linde about what she has done (Boyesen 214). Nora walks out the door to find herself and to learn of life.
She in act one is seemingly attentive and polite playing the part of a good Elizabethan women, she wants the good things in life however may later on we see she may not be so keen to give back to her husband. “the more fool you for laying on my duty…” she offends Lucentio calling him stupid for betting on her, she may seem tamed but she is hiding a shrewish interior. Petruchio has seemingly tamed Kate, winning her over and turning her into a perfect wife. Kate throughout the play does not get her own way, neither does she get the last word, she is constantly overshadowed by men. Kate at the end of the play finally gets to express her opinio... ... middle of paper ... ...ion into a perfect wife is too quick Throughout the Taming of the Shrew women are perceived as second class citizens, constantly talked down to by men and in the case of Petruchio only married because of the dowry.
." (806). Eliza's initial feeling of fear points to a momentary sense of self-doubt in her character; however, her solid pride leads her to make a declaration in def... ... middle of paper ... ...f" as she "sweeps out" (864). Too proud to be bossed around, Eliza is confident enough to stand her ground and defend her dignity without being timid. Although it was in Eliza's sensitive nature to "fetch slippers," now she "won't care for anybody that doesn't care for [her]" (860).
This action is pertinent to the feminists of the day because Creon treats Antigone with absolutely no respect and acts as if she is ignorant. Likewise in the play A Dolls House written by Ibsen, Nora, the main character, takes out a loan in defiance of laws that denied women the right to borrow money or even the right to work outside of the home. Nora shows her true strengths when her husband is dying and she needs the money, but as the play progresses one can see more and more of her strengths as far as her willingness to work like men. Nora and Antigone show great strength and are active in the sense that they work hard to get what they want. Lastly, both Nora and Antigone appear to change through the plots.
People don't do such things" (Ibsen 1470). The author depicts Hedda as a neurotic woman who criticizes the actions of others in an attempt to demonstrate her self- imposed superiority over others. Her pretentious comment introduces the theme of a high and mighty character, which readers will begin to hate, who eventually succumbs to the pressure of appearing perfect in society. In the scene where George and Hedda receive news that Mrs. Elvsted, an "old flame" of Tesman, will be visiting, Hedda remembers her as "the one with that irritat... ... middle of paper ... ...er can assume that Hedda commits suicide beautifully, as she hoped Loevborg would do. Her motto of "people don't do such things," proves to be false because her actions are exactly what she says people do not do.
Land is not enough to satisfy her desires and make her happy in her marriage. The last straw for Janie is when Logan stops spe... ... middle of paper ... ...e’s hair, which was very important to her. The difference between Logan and Teacake is simply that she did not love him and his property made no difference. Janie was very in tune with nature and nature was what educated her regarding intimacy, if you look back Teacake won Janie over by utilizing his surrounding i.e. fishing, lemons for lemonade, and that is how he was able to appeal to her.
Buried in the third world of individualism, behind her fenced flowers, she longs for escape. Despite her efforts, she looks forward to the recognition of her circumstance and imprisonment. Elisa Allen is a lonely woman who enjoys growing and nourishing her chrysanthemums. Since her husband is always working by the fence, he never gives Elisa due attention and affection. Knowing that she can never intervene her husband¡¦s work ¡§Elisa watched them for a moment and then went back to her work.¡¨ Her husband says: ¡§I wish you¡¦d work out in the orchard and raise some apples that big.¡¨ Letting alone his lack of interest for her chrysanthemums, he does not even care about her.
Clarisse’s ideas regarding life are simple yet revolutionary for the society she lives in. Clarisse believes in stopping to smell the flowers, literally and metaphorically, unlike her thrill-seeking peers. She believes in asking “why” instead of “how” and because of these contemporary ideas is sent to... ... middle of paper ... ...eople. Her inquiring mind and enthusiasm for life are precisely the things that do not fit into the mindset of a dystopian society. Clarisse’s very being screams “non-conformist”.
She pretends to be vulnerable to him to receive attention and money. Nora’s true self is hidden deep underneath herself waiting to appear. Because of unfortunate events in the play, Nora will stop at nothing to receive what is rightfully hers as her sense shifts from Torvald’s joking wife, into a self-empowering, prepared woman. Nora opens the play acting like a child, loving her financial status, and is very obedient to Torvald. In Act I, Nora only cares about Torvald’s pocketbook to receive lots of money from him.
Likewise, Walsingham does not marry Lucy because he appreciates her intellect or creativity: his main concern is her... ... middle of paper ... ... is based on money. With what treasures could they leave the world? Emily and Kelroy, however, find love, which money can never truly replace. Emily knew to refuse admirations from men who could offer her nothing but material worth, therefore leaves the world with what her sister and mother never allowed themselves to experience. Rebecca Rush creates the characters of Emily and Kelroy to show us an example of true love, and to compare them to characters who deny love.