While in reality their life together is simply empty until Nora stands up for herself and starts to build her own life. Nora Helmer was a fragile character that relied on her husband for her own identity. This dependence has kept her from having her own personality in so many different ways. Throughout the story Nora portrays the perfect housewife who stays at home to take care of her family and please her husband. From early childhood Nora has always held the opinions of either her father or Torvald, only hoping to please them.
The play demonstrates, through many of its characters, that there is a hidden side to everyone’s personality, which is often shown when two characters, that are close, interact. In addition, the play acts as a warning to restrain from dishonesty, so that we may not ruin the relationships that are in our lives, which is shown by Nora. The issue of gender inequality in the society and marriage during the 19th century is brought to issue in the play. It is shown that Nora and Torvald’s marriage is a façade and that they both are doll’s, created to... ... middle of paper ... ...have the power to do so. Henrik Ibsen effectively uses Nora and Torvald's characters to mock all the silly rules, expectations and boundaries society put on gender roles.
In A Doll's house, Nora decides that she is going to go back home in the end. She has about enough of her husband Torvald and wants to go back home and start her life over. Nora says that she misses it back home and wants to go back there to get educated. She feels that Torvald has taken so much away from her and she wants to gain it back, by going back home. When Nora lived back at home she lived with and was raised by her father and the maid.
Everyone seeks the comfort of the stability in their own home. Ellen Foster knows her home is rather abnormal. Enduring physical, mental, and sexual abuse from her family, Ellen learns early on that what she wants is what she cannot seem to find: a loving home. Through challenging adversities in the novel, Ellen finally found a family that suited her needs, in a foster home. Once she had at last found her place that she felt fit, her first thought was to invite her best friend, Starletta, to present her pride of her new, blissful, life.
First impressions mean everything in this society which is why people try so hard to put on their best faces when meeting someone new. However, looks can often be deceiving. “I don 't know if you 've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong” (Snicket 9). Henrik Ibsen masterfully describes such impressions in his play A Doll House. He takes a seemingly perfect family and begins to show that appearances aren’t always as they seem.
Nora has been a doll all of her life, fortunately, she has an awakening that kindles her passion for freedom. Torvald restricts her freedom. Torvald adorns Nora to his wishes and desires and basically strips Nora of her identity. Nora wants a happy marriage; hence, she appeases Torvald. When she is being blackmailed, she believes that Torvald will be her savior.
This excerpt from Ibsen’s play illustrates Nora showing more concern for her beauty and appearance over playing and spending time with her children. It is evident that she tries to distance herself early on in the play because her mind is already certain of her impending departure from her family. The fact that Anna Marie raised Nora suggests that Nora feels it acceptable to not mother her... ... middle of paper ... ...nt is obligated to be honest and upstanding, because a parent’s immorality is passed on to their children like a disease. She truly believes that the nanny will be a better mother and that leaving her children is in their best interest. Nora’s understanding of the meaning of freedom evolves over the course of the play.
Everyone has to give up dependency on their parents, significant others, friends, and more in order to find happiness within themselves. By conveying this powerful message through Nora’s departure, it alters the audiences’ negative perceptions of her abandoning her family and creates a sense of sympathy for Nora instead. These realistic conflicts allow the audience to relate to Nora’s situation and gives the audience a chance to understand her struggles firsthand. Overall, it is clearly evident that the dramatic departure of Nora in A Doll House proves surprising endings can be significant in conveying the main theme of a story, as well as change the audiences’ init... ... middle of paper ... ...pective. Again, throughout the play, the audience was able to sympathize with Nora.
This shows the root of their marital problems. Woolf further highlights the importance of reading to Mrs. Ramsay and the importance of reading his wife crookedly to Mr. Ramsay in the moments after between the couple when Mr.Ramsay wants his wife to say she loves him and she can’t. She feels she has “triumphed again (Woolf 124)” in not stating so. Although she can accurately signal to Mr. Ramsay that she loves him without saying so, this lack of ability to stay those three
Part of displaying the perfect family is having the perfect wife, and Torvald does this by ruling over Nora’s sense of vanity. He doesn’t want her to consume sweets because it is not a part of the doll-like image he wants her to show. However, Nora counters his beliefs by revealing her true motivation and duty is to herself by