He is like a grandfather throwing money away for his favorite money-loving grandchild. Nora acts like Torvald’s possession than an equal partner. Nora’s beginning part shows an awkward relationship between the two and certainly tells us that they are a questionably happy couple. Nora takes great measures to save Torvald’s life causing her to secretly take immoral actions that changes her future sense. Nora had no choice but to seek a loan behind her husband’s back in o... ... middle of paper ... ...ho knows her interests.
Finally, the baker's wife wins at her strategy to get her husband to cheat just a little bit to reach their goal, and so they're off to tackle the obstacle. A lot is also revealed about the baker in the song Maybe They're Magic; he does not say much during the song, but his few words show how he is struggling inside with the beliefs that his wife's opinion is wrong, and that he doesn't want to consider her opinion. This draws him out to demonstrate the era, as well, because he thinks that the woman's place is in the home, struggles with listening to his wife's opinion, and holds the position that he can do everything himself.
This is all seen through Nora’s “second” life. From what it appears, on the surface she’s a beautiful, fun toy to her husband, and somewhat to her friend, Mrs. Linden. It isn’t until her secret becomes known that she is appreciated more. Nora’s secret or second life helps her prove to herself that she has the ability to work and earn money, and that she has the capability to endure huge amounts of pressure when determined. It is because of this secret life of hers that eventually allows for her to free herself from the “doll” house, and ultimately lets her leave the house fearlessly, with the intentions of learning about herself.
Nora, the main character, obsessively tries to please her father and her husband. In an attempt to be the perfect daughter and a perfect wife, she conforms to the established by the men and in turn loses her identity. Due to her initial faith in the superficial laws created by the men, Nora even tries to embed the Victorian ideals in her daughter, Emmy. As a Christmas gift, Emmy receives a doll and a dolly's bedstead. Instead of being allowed to explore her potentials, Emmy is confined to practice to become martyr of the Victorian society.
Though Nora is economically advantaged, in comparison to the other female characters, she leads a hard life because society dictates that Torvald be the marriages dominant member. Torvald condescends Nora and inadvertently forces Nora to hide the loan from him. Nora knows that Torvald could never accept the idea that his wife, or any other woman, could aid in saving his life. At the beginning of "A Doll's House", Nora seems completely happy. She responds to Torvald's teasing, relishes in the excitement of his new job, and takes pleasure in the company of her children and friends.
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.
This house becomes “haunted” (852) by the mother’s unspoken thoughts. Her thoughts are mostly about whether she really loved her son unconditionall... ... middle of paper ... .... Paul talks to his uncle and tells him that he does not want his mother to know that her demands are insatiable. All of these characteristics help the reader to develop a better understanding of Hester’s character. The story is a “brilliant study in the sustained use of symbolism to suggest with bold economy the death-dealing consequences of the substitution of money for love” (Kaplan 1973). Hester’s greed, selfishness, and dominance over others has brought an understanding of her rudeness and self-pity towards others including her son.
Jack tells her about his impressive lifestyle and his success and Lady Bracknell complains that he lives on the wrong side of the street. Then Jack tells her the sad story of how he was abandoned as a child and she tells him that he needs to find his parents if he wants to marry her daughter. With these ridiculous responses Wilde is trying to emphasize that the upper class believe that they are worthy of more than anyone else and are insensitive to the feelings of others. Later on, Lady Bracknell tells Algernon that he can not marry Cecily, Jack’s ward. This wealthy woman only decides to chan... ... middle of paper ... ...heir comments.
When presented with the invitation to the party, she immediately rejects the request due to her fear of others judging her “middle class appearance”. But her loving husband offers her the hard earned money he had been saving up so she can treat herself to a brand new dress for the party. Her actions are centered around the happiness of herself, and have no good intentions towards her husband or ￼her marriage, resulting unfortunately by portraying her true colors of being greedy and unappreciative of the little money her family had. With her... ... middle of paper ... ...re the human behaviors of an unappreciative and broken lifestyle. Together the two look up the the high class and luxury lifestyle with beliefs that they deserve to be apart of it.
It seems as though she demands equality between men and women but also manipulates relationships to rid herself of her daughter. The short story reveals Mrs. Mooney’s character is justified throughout her actions in the plot. After a bad marriage with a drunk, Mrs. Mooney opens a boarding house to make a living. In this short story, her tenants refer to her as, “Madam.” The author implies that she is respected through that statement. Having given her daughter the opportunity to be around so many men, Mrs. Mooney watches in silent approval as Polly begins to see a shy middle aged business man.