Web. 17 Nov. 2013 Rosefeldt, Paul. “Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House.’(Henrik Ibsen)(Critical Essay). The Explicator 61.2. 2003.
She makes little noise, but just enough for her husband, Torvald, to here that she is home. He calls to her “Is that my little squirrel fussing about in there?” (Ibsen 333). She asks Torvald to come out of his study to see what she bought. As soon as she says that he immediately goes to see. They exchange few words about spending money and Nora tells him that if they run out they can borrow some.
Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother. This is a complicated situation because Mr.Bingley is very naive and let's Darcy and his sisters walk all of we him. Since they told he Jane and he should not get married because of her wealth he listened to them letting outside factors and money stand in the way of his true love for Jane. In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice there are a plethora of relationships that show how the institution of marriage can be complicated yet critical when dealing with money and love. We are influenced throughout the novel to agree with her attitude towards her contempt for society.
The flaw with... ... middle of paper ... ...ying in a marriage since divorce was frowned upon during that era. Her decision was a succession for all expectations put on a woman and wife by society. The story A Doll?s House is believable. It stands for every marriage where equality never took place. Many women knew their social status and lived as they were meant to, but for the few that realized there was more to the world then the sheltered life they were living, broke free.
She desires large sums of money to live a privileged life with materialistic things she thinks she deserves. Early on in the story Lawrence makes clear to the readers that she has no emotional attachment to her children, “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them”. (601) Even though she was blessed with a family she was incapable of showing them love. This shows to the readers that she desires wealth more than her children. To the external world she appeared to be a loving mother dedicated to her children, “she is such a good mother” “she adores her children”.
It makes people think badly of the family and shames them. People knew that Wickham wasn?t in love with Lydia, and that Lydia lives for the excitement. Lydia?s attitude towards marriage was that she enjoys flirting and having a good time, so wasn?t thinking of her future. In the book it says that Mr Wickham?s ?affection for her soon sunk into indifference?. As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later.
When Lydia ran off with Wickham Mr. Darcy paid off all of his debts and everything else so that he would marry her. After learning all of these things Elizabeth felt foolish, and that is when she realized she was in love with Fitzwilliam Darcy. Although Elizabeth had been as critical and sarcastic, she ended up learning that her judgment of character was not as good as she had thought. This is what happened when she overcame her prejudice by giving people second chances after learning new things about them. Jane Austen did a fantastic job of demonstrating how people should not judge a book by its cover and they should give people a chance no matter how big their pride may be.
He always refers to Nora as my something. "Is that my little lark twittering out there?" and "Is it my little squirrel bustling about?" (438) He emphasizes the my' which makes him think that he owns his wife and he is in control of her. Calling his wife names such as skylark', squirrel', and spendthrift', Torvald does not love his wife with the respect and sensitivity a man should.
And then with the arrival of her friend Kristine Linde, who implies that Nora will have a harsh future when she finally realizes her marriage is based on deception. Kristine had married for financial security instead of her beloved Nils, yet in the end they are reunited as equals. Unlike the marriage Nora and Torvald have, allowing Nora to learn that she will never be happy unless she leaves her marriage and that she was merely a mold of someone her husband wanted her to be. Without a doubt, Ibsen’s play reveals self-determination in many of the characters. In the following paragraphs self-determination is revealed in Mrs. Linde and Krogstad.
Torvald expects her to be an obedient wife who will follow him wherever he walks and to stay by his side, no matter the situation. She had fallen in debt to Krogstad, a misunderstood lawyer and moneylender, because she tried to save Torvald when he became bedridden. She works hard to pay all the money back but she cannot live any longer without her husband discovering her secret. With the reoccurring use of pet names, macaroons, and symbolic actions, Ibsen gradually reveals Nora acting more independently than anyone thinks. Torvald gives Nora seemingly harmless pet names but instead it deprives her of her character.