By the end of the play, we see her blossom into an individual who wishes to make her own decisions and follow her own path. Brunnemer also says that, “Nora in having her worst fears materialize, is freed from them” (1). This statement summarizes the ultimate push for Nora’s transformation, by mentioning that she does not fully realize her lack of freedom until her husband discovers the forgery. After the situation passes, and her worst fears are brought to light, she realizes that she does not enjoy the life that she
[The children all talk at once while she speaks to them.] Have you had ... ... middle of paper ... ...he would be a good mother or at least try but other times she would say, “Strange,” Emma thought, “how ugly Fernandez 4 this child is” (109) Emma is a false mother, whenever she want to love and show affection she does but when she was busy shopping or having affairs she would ignore her or think bad about Berthe. This concludes both work A Doll House and Madame Bovary that some mothers are just naturally good and naturally bad. Women all over the world can be like Nora, a naturally good mother who loves, spend time, and would do what is best for their children even they are having tough situations like herself who hides the loan secret. Unfortunately, some women who are naturally bad mothers like Emma who is careless, inattentive, and try to love their children when they want.
Nora was not happy in her life with Torvald, and yet she and her husband are afraid of the embarrassment that would come if they two were to split apart. When Nora decided to leave Helmer he begins telling her, “I have it in me to become a different man.” She ends up creating a change in her life so she can start living how a human being is suppose to with the freedom to assert herself as she please without having to answer to anyone. Ibsen’s point to made in this play is to show how a couple got trapped by society, pushed into a doll house for which they don’t belong; he expressed his feelings on women rights, family and male dominance in this ear by writing this play, A Doll House.
The above scene provides a vivid understanding of the type o... ... middle of paper ... ...actions he becomes enraged. He worries about the effect this will have on his reputation and not on the consequences his wife may have to face. Through the unraveling of this secret is that Nora is finally able to understand who she is. Nora realizes that Torvald never loved her for who she was but for the things she did. Torvald loved her because she allowed him to play and control her as if she were real a doll.
The Controversial Theme of A Doll's House In his play, A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen depicts a female protagonist, Nora Helmer, who dares to defy her husband and forsake her "duty" as a wife and mother to seek out her individuality. A Doll's House challenges the patriarchal view held by most people at the time that a woman's place was in the home. Many women could relate to Nora's situation. Like Nora, they felt trapped by their husbands and their fathers; however, they believed that the rules of society prevented them from stepping out of the shadows of men. Through this play, Ibsen stresses the importance of women's individuality.
Upon reading “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, many readers may find the character Nora to be a rather frivolous spending mother of three who is more concerned about putting up a front to make others think her life is perfect, rather than finding herself. At the beginning of the play, this may be true, but as the play unfolds, you see that Nora is not only trying to pay off a secret debt, but also a woman who is merely acting as her husbands “doll” fulfilling whatever he so asks of her. Nora is not only an independent woman who took a risk, but also a woman whose marriage was more along the lines of a father-child relationship. Throughout Act one, Nora’s most noticeable characteristic is her child like personality and her inability to understand the importance of honesty. As the play opens on Christmas Eve Nora comes home with an abundance of extravagant gifts for her family.
In a time when women were known for being helpless and dependent upon men, Nora did the unthinkable. Nora initially seemed like a playful, naïve child who lacked knowledge of the world around her. Nora’s secretive actions of rebellion, towards her husband, seemed to indicate that she was not as innocent or happy as she appeared. For instance, in the beginning of the play, Torvald, Nora’s husband, falls ill. Nora, unbeknownst to her husband, decided to take out a loan from Krogstad. The needs of her family provoked her defiant actions.
A Doll’s House is a play that depicts the stereotypical roles of a woman in our society. One is able to appreciate these roles in the character of Nora as she unravels her decisions and attitudes throughout the play. Nora at first appears to be a silly, greedy girl, but then one learns that she has made great sacrifices to save her husband 's life and pay back her secret loan. By the end of the play, she has realized her true strength and strikes out as an independent woman. Torvald, despite all his flaws, appears to be a loving, devoted and generous husband.
Before her misadventure, the protagonist Mme. Loisel is a discontented homemaker with little self-confidence; through her adverse experiences, however, she learns to accept her circumstances, thereby improving her character. Until the time of her mishap, Mme. Loisel expresses ardent dissatisfaction with many (if not most) areas of her life; discontent defines her character. Her lofty expectations cause her to believe that, because she is beautiful, she deserves the "best" that life has to offer, but the reality of her situation greatly troubles her.
In Henrik Ibsen 's play, “ A Doll House “, Ibsen depicts a female protagonist, Nora Helmer, who dares to defy her husband or forsake her “duties” as a wife and a mother, to seek her individuality. “ A Doll House “ challenges the patriarchal view that most people in Norway during that decade thought to be as true, that a woman 's place was in the home. Like many women Nora felt trapped by her father and when the time came she received the same feeling from her husband, however the rules of the society hindered them from acknowledging their own voice. Through this play Ibsen stresses the importance of individuality. “ A Doll House “ combines realistic characters, fascinating imagery, explicit stage directions, and an influential setting to develop