(21). Since Nora was wrong in doing so socially, she could not tell Torvald or anyone else about her problem. Not only would that affect their social standard but also Torvald's ego, which inevitably would happen anyway. After Krogstad threatens to expose Nora for forging her father's signature, she realizes that no matter what she does Torvald was going to know the truth. The flaw with... ... middle of paper ... ...ying in a marriage since divorce was frowned upon during that era.
As the play progresses, the reader come to know that for Helmer’s sickness in the past, Nora was forced to borrow money from Helmer’s scoundrel college mate and bank colleague Nils Krogstad to save her husband’s life. She got the loan without informing her husband as she knows it would be painful and humiliating for him to know about her favour. She first used diplomacy to convince him for going abroad. She also “hinted that he could borrow the money” (Act I, p.46). He got almost angry and did not want “to yield to her whims and fancies” (ibid) as he was unable to suspect how ill he was.
Unfortunately she made the mistake of borrowing it and forging her father's signature. This is the secret that she hides all through the play from her husband. Nora believes Helmer will try to take the blame for what she has done. She thinks he will keep being the man that takes charge and fixes all problems that may come about. What she doesn't realize at this point is that Helmer does not truly care for her the way she has brought herself to believe throughout the years of their marriage.
If the father were still alive to know that his diaries are read, he would be disappointed and upset. The mother understands her husbands trust and she will not read his diaries. “... She saw where he had hidden the current volume, was tempted to open it and see what it was he didn’t want her to know, and then thought better of it and replaced the papers, exactly as they were before” (p. 44). The mother does not need to read the diaries to know what her husband is like. She knows that what her husband thinks is secret and unkind because she also has unkind thoughts.
Torvald does act criminally toward Nora after reading the letter. He calls her horrible and degrading names and insulted her father. Torvald states that Nora may, at his whim, continue to live in the house, but can longer be trusted to raise the children. Basically, he is removing a mothers rights to her children. Although, the times allowed for such actions, it would still be considered criminal to treat a human being that way.
Case Study Paper 1 The case study topic was social and emotional interactions. The child I observed was named Lacey. She started out on her first day of preschool very energetic. She seemed to enjoy the toys and did not appear to be frightened of her new surroundings. As i noted in my observation “she really didnt need any help to gain self confidence.”(observation question 5) She parted from her mother very easily barely acknowledging she was leaving due to her involvement with all the new toys.
Nora has taken out a loan, which is something Torvald would have forbidden. Not only that, but she deceives Torvald by claiming that it was money from her father and she continues to deceive him to make her payments. Another reason for why Nora is keeping Torvald out of her secret is because she needed something “to fall back on” (1.371) something that is very strange if they really loved each other. Torvald also deceives Nora in many ways such as claiming he is much more honourable than Krogstad even though he would also do the same thing if he was in the same situation. Not only that but he unjustifiably fires Krogstad just to silence him from telling people his nickname from school since his public appearance is his greatest priority.
The only way he is able to get Dunya to agree to marry him, is by acting as if he is a very intellectual person, who is actually not as educated as he says he is. This illustrates the fact that Rodya knows that it is really dangerous because he knows that people can ruin their lives by acting to be someone they are not. Rodya also knows that people will isolate themselves from others just so that no one will find out their true personality. This is illustrated in through the fact that Luzhin tries to avoid Dunya and her mother as much as possible. The way he writes his letter, exemplifies his isolation, for Luzhin does not know how to interact with society.
Although deception is always meant to deceive, the degree of deception varies upon the context of the situation. Desdemona gives one example of deception when she hides her relationship with Othello from her father. Brabantio says, “O, she deceives me Past thought!” (1.1.166) Desdemona had reasons for deceiving her father. Her reasons were very simple, because she loved her father she wanted to protect him. Desdemona knew that her father would eventually find out the truth, but she felt that by hiding her relationship with Othello she would be delaying the inevitable pain that her father was going to feel.
Though writing may be good for her mind the secret keeping from her husband is creating an unhealthy situation. The narrator keeps spiraling down into insanity because she believed no one is there to help her and continues to hold her true thoughts a