The main characters Nora and Torvald pretend to be someone who there are not to please others around them. In the early 19th century society rules where a woman was suppose to be a trophy wife and please a man in any way he asked and the man works and provides for his family and if you disobeyed the society rules you were inhuman like since society was created by humans. Sick and tired of living by society rules Nora decides to make her own rules and leave her husband despite how society would view her. While reading A Doll House, I realized that Nora was treated as a child/doll mostly by her husband Torvald. Throughout the play he would treat her as he was her father rather than her husband.
Another reason the older sister is jealous of Stella –Rondo is because she never appreciates what others do for her. Stella-Rondo has a tendency to mistreat the things that she gets from people and her parents. For instance, in the short story the narrator mentions “she always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away” (437). When the older sees that Stella-Rondo throws away the good things that she receives from her parents she gets upset with her younger sister. The older sister thinks that is unfair that she can have anything she wants, but she chooses not to appreciate or take care of the good things her parents give.
Nora is not allow to have sweets and has to go behind her husband’s back. She is afraid of getting into trouble. Torvald also downplays her asking, “What are little people called that are always wasting money?” She replies “Spendthrifts- I know” (Ibsen, 795). His belief is that a man’s role is to protect and guide his wife, but he acts like Nora’s second father by giving her money and attempting to instruct her on how to behave. The setting is around Christmas time, and Nora buys a Christmas tree to put... ... middle of paper ... ...rvald that her duty is to understand herself before she can continue to raise children and being a wife.
In this way, Rosaura feel superior to her mother and she tries to distance herself from her. Near the end of the conversation, Rosaura is still naive about her mother’s point of view. At this point, Rosaura thinks, “It was unfair of her mother to accuse other people of being liars simply ... ... middle of paper ... ...hat her effort and supremacy is not complemented and was able to understand the ignorance and innocence that blinded her perspectives about the difference between the social classes. Thus, Rosaura is able to see clear view of actual reality as her ignorance and innocence is mercilessly sabotaged. In conclusion, throughout “the stolen party” by Liliana Heker, Rosaura’s continued ignorance keeps her sheltered from the reality of her position in society.
His appearance in the story proves to be the catalyst forcing Nora to examine how happy she is hiding secrets from her husband for fear that he would not love her if he finds out. Because both are the lone ones in A Doll’s House who see every case about morality situationally, they starkly see how those who do not conform to society’s conventions are greatly ostracized. Krogstad has even experienced this isolation when he is shunned from his work place despite being fairly competent at his tasks. This unfair treatment lingers in Nora’s mind as she struggles with her own worries. To aid her toward the direction of self-honesty, Krogstad and Christine decide that the truth of Nora’s actions must be revealed since they have just finished their talk about their feelings and pasts.
However, as the play continues, Nora starts to realise that her marriage has been a performance and that she needs her own freedom. She becomes more rebellious, starts to use the imperative with Torvald and somewhat abandons her childlike language. As the play reaches its end, Nora becomes totally independent from Torvald and talks to him from equal to equal, not daughter to father. At the beginning of the play, Nora’s relationship with Torvald seems that of a child with her father. She is patronised, called a “little squirrel”, a “skylark” and accused of being a “spendthrift” because she can’t save money although she seems quite happy to be called so as she doesn’t complain about it and even plays along - when Torvald says “scampering about like a little squirrel?” she just answers “yes” instead of complaining about being treated like a little girl.
However, she hides things from him and lies to him, i.e., her sweet tooth for macaroons, which he has forbidden, and, more importantly, the large loan from Krogstad. Nora hides, lies, and pleases – she plays the trophy wife for Torvald, but does as she wishes anyway. She does not do so in a cruel-hearted way, but she does so nonetheless. As the play goes on, she realizes that their marriage has been loveless, more “for show” than anything else, and has been based on trivial conversations and matters. She says to Torvald, “Eight whole years, no, more, even since we first knew each other – and never have we exchanged one serious word about serious things… [You] never loved me.
Their actions and words indicate they believe women are not capable of thinking intelligently. This is evidenced in “Trifles” when Mr. Hale makes the statement about women only worrying about mere trifles. It is also apparent in “A Dollhouse” when Torvalds thinks his wife is not capable of thinking with any complexity (Mazur 17). Another common attribute is the women both works finally get tired of feeling like second class citizens and stand up to disrespectful people in their lives (Mulry 294). Readers can feel the tension in each story as the women in both were so discontent with their situations they were willing to
We ascertain initial perceptions of the individuals only to be whirl winded to the truth in the end. Ibsen presents Nora as a submissive, materialistic, and childish woman. She appears to be a “spendthrift” (Ibsen 609), squandering money on her selfish material wants. Her husband, Torvald treats her like a child, never referring to her by anything but a sweet pet name, “Is that my little lark twittering out there?...When did my squirrel get in?” (Ibsen 609). He is often busy, and does not give Nora an equal part in the marriage, again belittling her potential.
Unravelling In this world there are people who feel that their only duty is to themselves and have an excessive interest in this; we call them selfish or narcissistic. In the play A Doll House written by Henrik Ibsen, the main character Nora Helmer a normal housewife of the nineteenth century goes through a series of psychological and emotional realizations as well as a few unfortunate events. At the end of this process she decides to leave her home, her husband, and her children in order to go out into the world to discover who she really is. Now this isn’t shocking in the twenty-first century as wives and mothers walking out on their families has become a sadly common occurrence. However, when the play was written it sparked a great deal