However, she abandoned him feeling that it was necessary. In order to support her family, she needed to marry a rich man and Krogstad was a penniless man. So Mrs. Linde chose obligation over desire. “Sheltered, petted, and expected to behave like an amiable nitwit by first her father and then her husband, Nora Helmer has committed forgery in order to get money to save her husband's life” (Doll’s House). Nora is in an advantage over the other women.
In desperation she dates Mitch; a man she feels is beneath her but may help her out of her problem by supporting her. When Stanley reveals the truth and her last hope is dissolved all unresolved issues surface and she has a nervous breakdown. After having suffered the loss of her young homosexual husband to suicide and the loss of the final generation of the DuBois family and their estate ‘BelleReve’, it is no surprise that Blanche had been affected by these tragic events. She has tried to avoid the guilt she feels for her husband’s death by having ‘intimacies with strangers’ to ‘fill her empty heart’ and attempts to avoid realism and prefers ‘magic’ by telling ‘what ought to be the t... ... middle of paper ... ...more like a means of a way out the trap she finds herself in. There is evident pathos here as she and the audience are well aware that Mitch came to her house with the intention of raping her.
The text utilizes two reoccurring motifs: the eyes and hardness of the heart, to indicate a symbolic connection between Paul and his mother. This connection is essential in developing the irony of the text. The irony of the ill-fated characters produces a deeply sardonic fairy tale on the consequences of the never ending race for material wealth. The mother of the tale is a person who lives in what can be described as genteel poverty. 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.
Her marriage does not match her naively romantic expectations, and she lapses into a state of boredom and restlessness. After some time as Madame Bovary, Emma becomes pregnant, and in an attempt to revive her ill health her husband gives up everything he has and moves to a new town. However Emma does not see the sacrifice that he has made, but only sees where he has fallen short of her high e... ... middle of paper ... ... no real feelings for him, but she also included the art teacher and her girls in her scheme to fulfill her relationship with the art teacher. Although morally wrong and emotionally damaging to her girls, Miss Brodie encouraged her girls to have an affair with their former art teacher so that in some way she could be a part of his life. Because she completely overstepped her boundaries and put both the girls and the art teacher in morally and legally wrong situation for her own benefit and did not recognize the trauma and the responsibility her actions carried, Miss Brodie continued to be completely self-centered and without objectivity.
Many critics have claimed that the play is Wilde’s criticisms of society in the Victorian era and is mainly a sharp attack to convey serious social messages. Arguably Wilde uses Lady Bracknell as a representation of upper class society. She is a stock character who is used as an obstacle in the four lovers’ quest to be married. When she is informed of her daughter’s engagement she instantly abolishes the idea, “when you do become engaged, I or your father…will inform you on the fact”, therefore her daughter’s future is ultimately chosen by her parents and based on the wealth and status of Gwendolyn’s potential husband. This emphasises the younger generation’s lack of control in their own life, which raises the idea of underlying, serious factors within the play.
The absence of love from her husband, her father, and her lost brother, constructs an obsession over romance and relationships between men and women. Her husband never shows that he truly loves her making her turn toward the world of fantasy and romance to fill that void. M... ... middle of paper ... ...Mansfield’s marriage and heartless husband end up helping her create her style and obsession with fairytales. The Cinderella Complex affects women in society by making them seem weak and constantly in need of the opposite gender’s aid and assistance. The imagery and personification that she uses to create the mystical and enchanting scene in the reader’s mind truly makes the short story into a work of romantic fantasy fiction.
Nora is a woman pressured by 19th century societal standards and their oppressive nature result in the gradual degradation of her character that destroys all semblances of family and identity.Nora’s role in her family is initially portrayed as being background, often “laughing quietly and happily to herself” (Ibsen 148) because of her isolation in not only space, but also person. Ibsen’s character rarely ventures from the main set of the drawi... ... middle of paper ... ...ild-wife devolves into that of a desperate woman to preserve the illusion of the perfect home. In order for Nora to preserve her sanity she was essentially forced to break free of the stereotypical 19th century familial constraints. Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, depicts the entrapment of an average housewife and the societal pressures placed upon her. The play displays her gradual descent into what would be deemed “madness” in that specific time period.
Madness is subjective, especially so in a time period where women’s emotions and thoughts were brushed off as unimportant. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin explores the inner life of a woman, lost in the patriarchal world and without anyone who truly understands her. Edna Pontellier’s supposed madness plays a large part in her characterization as a woman who has lost her way. However, Edna’s madness is not truly madness; it stems from a neglectful husband, crushing responsibility to society, and a sense of the complete isolation. Edna marries her husband, not out of love, but out of expectation of society and her family’s dislike of him.
Kristine feels it 's her responsibility to be the provider and caretaker for her mother and two younger brothers. Therefore she marries a wealthy man and breaks Krogstad 's heart to guarantee his feelings were gone. Unfortunately, her choice didn’t earn her happiness; her husband soon dies with nothing left for her. She have to work days and days to raise her young brothers. However, as her brothers grow up, and being able to take care of themselves, she lost her hope at the same time.
Stanley also believes that Blanche has conned him and his wife out of the family mansion. In his opinion, she is a good-for-nothing "leech" that has attached itself to his household, and is just living off him. Blanche's lifelong habit of avoiding unpleasant realities leads to her breakdown as seen in her irrational response to death, her dependency, and her inability to defend herself from Stanley's attacks. Blanche’s situation with her husband is the key to her later behavior. She married rather early at the age of sixteen to whom a boy she believed was a perfect gentleman.