Nora makes a self-sacrifice when she takes out a loan behind her husband’s back. Although she does this behind Torvald’s back, it is to save his life. She must keep her secret because she knows Torvald would never accept the fact that she is the one who saved his life. Mrs. Linde abandons her true love, which turns out to be Krogstad, in order to marry a man with more money. She does this to support her sick mother and two brothers.
For example, Mrs Linde abandoned her true love, Krogstad, who was poor so she could marry a rich man so that she would be able to take care of her penniless mother and her two brothers. In this case love was sacrificed. In the play the nanny is not seen as a very important character in the play as she is not present often. However, without her Nora would not be here today. The nanny abandoned her own children to work for Nora’s family so that she could earn a living.
“Mrs. Linde, Nora's friend, is the victim of an absent father. Although it is not obvious, her father's absence lies at the bottom of her plight. To support her sick mother and her brothers, Mrs. Linde married a man she did not love. The absence of her father forced her to seek a new father figure in a rich husband, but he too fails in this role, becoming bankrupt and an invalid” (Rosefeldt).
She sacrifices her love, Krogstad, and marries a wealthy man in order to take care of her family. If society had permitted, she could have attained both love and family. Nora's nursemaid, Anne Marie, is also a victim of the society. She is forced to forgo her only daughter because an illegitimate child. Apart from being used by a wicked man, she is disabled from raising her ... ... middle of paper ... ...es set by the men of that era by ceding major cherished valuables of their lives.
She is a woman who is said to have “started with all the advantages” (750), but she threw away all of her prospects when she married her husband, who is apparently unlucky. However, she is unable to let that lifestyle go and their family is left with a constant shortage of money. The mother is said to have married for love, but in the time since then it has “turned to dust”. She also has three children, but she does not love them either. She knows that her heart has a “hard little place that could not feel love...” (Lawrence, 750).
Be sure the children do not see it till this evening, when it is dressed” (Ibsen 793), the same as when she tells Torvald that no one can see her in her dress until the evening of the dance. The Christmas tree also imitates the psychological state of Nora when it is described to be “…stripped of its ornaments and with burnt-down candle-ends on its disheveled branches” (Ibsen 812). This describes Nora when she receives the bad news from Krogstad; as a result her min... ... middle of paper ... ...her family. The analysis argues the use of symbolism as it applies to the aspects of the characters and their relationships. Henrik Ibsen’s extensive use of symbols is applied to capture the reader’s attention.
“... And if they were to lose all their money tomorrow, they would not even be able to make a living by honest whoring ..." (Atwood 182). Within the passage, Mary Whitney, Grace 's late friend, refers to the "domesticated" upper-class women 's inability to provide for themselves and only able to provide comfort for the husband and the family. Consequently, as those women have been sheltered for most, if not their entire lives they become incapable of even prostitution, which is apparent in the case of Ms. Humphrey. Arguably, the case of Ms. Humphrey is that she was exploited by her husband, then abandoned when her husband did not want her anymore. Ultimately, society 's idealized role for women within a family, created a lasting effect that forced women to be completely dependent on their husbands in order to
The oldest sister Cathy begins to encounter a role conflict within herself. She takes on the role of a sister and she also depicts a mother, because she is the one that cares for her young sister and brother. Strangely, she takes on the role as the sexual partner of her brother, Chris, because they do not yet understand that this is wrong because of their entrapment from society. Mrs. Dollanger then receives a sanction when her father dies, which is to inherit her father's estate. This was her reward for her father thinking that she hadn't had children.
In order to support her mother and two brothers, Mrs. Linde found it necessary to leave Krogstad. She left her true love, Krogstad, to marry a richer man. These are some of the sacrifices that women have to make to provide for there family. The nanny had to abandon her own child to support herself by working as Nora's children sitter. 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.
of Nora. Torvald sees this as them both being saved from the humiliation he would have suffered had it have leaked out but Nora can see past this and knows that enough is enough. Regardless of being forgiven by Torvald he still treats her like child, “Just lean on me, I shall counsel you. I shall guide you.” It is here that Nora can see fully how she is treated and expresses her discontent for being fathered by her own father then being passed on and treated identically by her own husband. She realises that it is necessary for her to go out into the world without his ‘molly-coddling’, mature and become a woman in the true sense of the word.