In her struggle to keep the borrowed money from her husband’s knowledge Nora begins a transformation from dependence of Torvald, to being self-efficient, self-worthy, and self-independent—qualities women of her time lacked of—because all, such as Nora never displayed a mind of their own. At the end, when Nora’s secret is revealed to Torvald and his reaction is to condemn her for borrowing the money, Nora realizes that she no longer fears her husband’s reaction; she is no longer worried of keeping appearances of what society says she should be as a wife, and mother. The secret that Nora tries very hard to keep hidden, gives her the opportunity to discover herself as an individual, and what she is capable of doing regardless the constraints of society. In fact, Nora’s first display of self-sufficiency happened when Torvald “fell deathly ill [and] the doctors said it was essential for him to travel south” (799) At the time Nora and Torvald did not count with money to make the trip, and knowing that Torvald would never agree to borrow money, Nora “was the one who raised the money” (801) She ingeniously managed to convince her husband to travel South without having to con... ... middle of paper ... ...She listened to Torvald ramble about her wrong doings and how embarrassing is for him, while “he never understood [her]” (842) With a determined look she tells him “I’ve been wronged greatly, Torvald—first by Papa, and then by you…I went from Papa’s hands into yours…Now when I look back, it seems as if I’d lived here like a beggar—just from hand to mouth. I’ve lived by doing tricks for you, Torvald” (843) Nora now knows all that she has ever done for her husband was out of duty; she had to behave a certain way because society dictated it that way.
Yet she, like the barren wife, no longer belongs in her father’s household.” So even though the law of the levirate was superficially misogynistic, it benefited women almost, if not more than men (WBC 25). After two of Judah’s son’s died while married to Tamar, he was especially wary of subjecting his youngest and last remaining son to the misfortune of Tamar so he commanded her to “Remain a widow in [her] father’s house until [his] son Shelah [grew] up” (NRSV 50). Tamar returned home with nothing to show for her loss of virginity, making her less than nothing status-wise. It is apparent that Judah has no intentions of letting Tamar marry his son Judah, therefore defying the law of the levirate and effectively sealing Tamar’s fate. Tamar took matters into her own hands at this point.
Charlotte Lucas will marry to solidify her life, not because she loves, for many people are unkind about her ability to marry well; thus after her marriage to Mr. Collins, she spends all of her time avoiding him. Charlotte knows that even though she wants to marry more than anything in the world, she does not expect love to come about; thus, she decides that it is probably even better if you don't know a thing at all about the person you are marrying. While Charlotte is speaking to Elizabeth about her sister, she expressed her opinion as to Jane Bennet's relationship towards a gentleman. She says it is probably better not to study a person because you would probably know as much after twelve months as if she married him the next day. Charlotte even goes as far as to say that "it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life" (p.21).
Josie dreams deep down of a life of pleasure and peace but she knows she could never have what her younger brothers were given, a chance to love. She understands that her life must be lived alone with her ailing father. On page 22 Josie and her father have a discussion about her marring a man named Tyrone and Josie says to her father "What about the farm?" Josie knows she could never leave her father because it would mean leaving him alone and Josie loves him to much. She is afraid of what might really happen if she walks away from all her father has begged, borrowed and stole.
Divined with the context of her love, she commits forgery, and through the hardships and deception that she goes through, she realizes that her marriage is nothing more than an illusion, and she is nothing more than a doll within Torvald’s house. The characters can be seen as hiding from each other and trying to seek the truth within another. The game of hide and seek can be seen between Nora and her children, as well as Nora and her husband. She hides her true personalities and her actions from him. On the other hand, Torvald also hides his life from Nora.
She did not like the thought of her daughter, although married with a baby on the way would ever leave her and her husband. She even goes so far as to ask Rose of Sharon “Ain’t you gonna stay with us- with the family” (Ch16 p224). I would be devastated if one of my siblings decided to up and leave without any intentions of returning. Sticking together is vital to keep a healthy family relationship. Although they do not live with us, I see my siblings a... ... middle of paper ... ...
As Linda, she is worried about her husband's health, but instead of just watching she confronts him, acting behind his back, knowing that she ma... ... middle of paper ... ...who keeps it attached together but she is nothing without her husband. Nora is not of the family; she is more modern and independent, moreover her family is totally broken apart. In conclusion, we can see that nor Linda, nor Nora are happy with their situation. Linda is incapable of expressing herself and confronting her husband therefore her husband ends up dead. And Nora has never had real love and has always been living a lie, but she realises this too late, and now she has to reinvent herself.
He longed to be with Mattie, however he had loyalty to his wife. He did not have the courage to stand up to society and resolve the error that he commited by marrying his first wife. The second example of weakness of character was not being able to stand up to his wife. His wife claimed that a new doctor said that she was extremely sick, and needed more help around the house. She told him without any discussion that Mattie had to go.
Krebs, Harold’s mother, and her sister, Helen, tries to help Harold to ease his transition to his new life. But in doing so it complicates things for Krebs even further. As his sister asks him about his feelings for her, he replies with “Sure”, “Uh, huh”, “Maybe.”, implicating that he wants the questions to stop and just be over it. Hence, the life that he wants, no complex issues and a life without hard work. Everyone wants to live a labor free life, but it’s not the reality people live in.
united, if he did" (115). Edna reveals early in the story that she was not passionately in love with her husband when she married him, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ife. If Edna could only be content to be just a wife and mother, to find true happiness in this, she could resolve the conflict in her marriage. This is not possible for Edna. It is Edna’s inability to reconcile her true self with the woman that society and her husband expect her to be, that leads to her actions in the end.