With the progression of the play, Nora’s persona also shifts from that of a wife who is the everyday playful, trophy wife that is seen by her husband and friends, to that of a woman who is self-empowering and willing. The reader’s first impression of Nora is of a submissive, money-loving, juvenile wife. In the first act of the play, Nora appears to just want money from Torvald, her husband. We first encounter this in the scene with Torvald after she revealed to him what she had bought for the children, Nora definitely does not delay herself whatsoever in asking for money. In fact, even her answer to what she would like for Christmas, her answer is money.
She pretends to be vulnerable to him to receive attention and money. Nora’s true self is hidden deep underneath herself waiting to appear. Because of unfortunate events in the play, Nora will stop at nothing to receive what is rightfully hers as her sense shifts from Torvald’s joking wife, into a self-empowering, prepared woman. Nora opens the play acting like a child, loving her financial status, and is very obedient to Torvald. In Act I, Nora only cares about Torvald’s pocketbook to receive lots of money from him.
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.
“I recognized you at once.” The Misfit then gives a smug response,“Yes’m” the man said, smiling slightly as if she were pleased in spite of himself to be known” (O’Connor 145) He is happy to be known as the Misfit, in fact that is the name he gave himself. He doesn’t want to “fit in” he would rather be on the outside. He wants to think that because he is an outsider all the evil things he does is justified. Right before he kills the Grandmother she tries to get him to talk, he then explains a little about his life, “I call
Furthermore, we see that Nora is excited for her husband’s new job that will increase their income substantially. This is the first mask that the audience is presented with. As the play continues, Nora reveals yet another mask, this is a mask of a woman who so desperately wants to be taken seriously. The audience learns that Nora had previously taken out a loan to save her husband’s life. She proves that ... ... middle of paper ... ...d children.
As the plays moves forward readers will highly realize that Nora’s persona shifts from that of everyday playful trophy wife seen by Torvald and friends to someone who is highly self empowering and a willing woman. Nora’s very first impression to her readers would of a responsible, obedient, money loving and a very childish wife. In the first act of the play audience would realize that all Nora wants is money from her husband Torvald. A act was describe when the two characters finally meets in the play and there was time when Nora was showing what she got for her kids for Christmas and when she was asked what she wants for Christmas all she answered was money. It was hard to eliminate the way Torvald especially addressed Nora it seemed as if though she was a little girl or even his pet.
Not only is he a rough army man like Iago, but he uses the same language, and doesn't hesitate to betray a fellow officer and plot to kill him, as Iago does to his friend. The audience can further see that Othello's attitude towards Desdemona turns out to be suspicious and degrading, just like his villain companion's attitude towards Emilia. Othello's dark personality gives only one conclusion, to what he thinks to be the infidelity of his wife: Murder. As a second half, Iago inevitably murders his wife too.Are they two of a kind? Although Shakespeare separates them to a hero and a villain, the audience can clearly see two characters[,] whose actions, personality, and state of mind, lead them to the same outcome.
“Has the little spendthrift been out throwing money around again? (Ibsen 1569)” He naturally assumes that Nora, being a woman, is out frivolously wasting money. This belief comes very naturally to Helmer. He is the model man of his time, as well as this one. He has a bright future ahead, cares for his family, is kind to his w... ... middle of paper ... ...e door of the apartment she begins her journey to find the truth and to leave the lies and illusions behind (Hemmer 82).
As she often told Nora, the nanny considers herself very fortunate to receive the job as the sitter, since she was a poor girl who was left astray. Isben concerns about women in society are brought up throughout the play. He believed that women had the right to develop their own individuality, but only if they made a sacrifice. Wo... ... middle of paper ... ...on as a disgrace to society because women are not expected to leave there husbands. Nora proved that she can withstand enormous amounts of pressure and that she is capable of doing things when she is determined.
Because of his public perception, it wasn’t hard for other people to accept the relationship between him and Desdemona. As Iago started putting ideas in Othello’s head about Cassio and Desdemona being together, another side of Othello’s personality started to surface. Because Iago had the public perception of being an honest man, Othello couldn’t ignore his insinuations about Desdemona. Othello wondered if Desdemona really loved him, or if she was just using him to rebel against her father. With Iago constantly putting these ideas in his head, Othello was convinced to kill his wife.