It makes people think badly of the family and shames them. People knew that Wickham wasn?t in love with Lydia, and that Lydia lives for the excitement. Lydia?s attitude towards marriage was that she enjoys flirting and having a good time, so wasn?t thinking of her future. In the book it says that Mr Wickham?s ?affection for her soon sunk into indifference?. As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later.
However, near the end of the play she learns to love and respect Petruchio. It is evident that she honors Petruchio as her husband through her drastic change in attitude towards her family and friends. Before Katherine was married to Petruchio she was stubborn and resentful of her entire family. She believed that her father, Baptista, did not care for her as much as he did for her fairer sister, Bianca. She did not want to hear anybody’s opinions or advice, and she felt as if no one would ever want to marry her.
Edna felt as if she was a failure. She “failure to marry a man interested in a marriage of equality has made her believe that it would be easier to simply conform” (Kampenberg). Since this Edna has built up enough determination that she is able to not to conform to her husband’s will. She had found herself being just like all the women in Grade Isle, following the roles of the patriarchy society. Edna has sympathy for these women and the capability that they have to destroy their images.
Isabella is the sister of Edgar Linton and, later on, the wife of Heathcliff. Isabella believed she was in love with Heathcliff before she actually knew him, and she didn’t listen to Catherine’s warnings because she thought she was jealous that she could love him and she couldn’t. Little did she know, Heathcliff did not love her, and only wants her to spite Catherine and so that he can be in the Linton family to take over the property when Edgar dies. Eventually they do marry, in secret against everyone 's wishes, and Isabella immediately regrets it. “promising that I should be Edgar’s proxy in suffering… I do hate him- I am wretched!” Bronte 151.
As most other men during this time, Torvald believed that women were not capable of making difficult decisions, or thinking for themselves. As the play progresses, Nora faces a life changing decision to abandon her duty as a wife and mother to find her own individuality. Even though Torvald is responsible for partial deterioration in their marriage, it is Nora's feministic beliefs, passion for life, thoughtlessness, and spontaneity that stimulate her ultimate plan to break away and shatter all that remained pleasant in Torvald's “perfect little dollhouse”. Nora, the protagonist, has been treated as a "play thing" by her father and then her husband, Torvald. She is thought to be fragile and incapable of resolving any serious problems.
Translation Trouble In the play "A Doll House" the main character, Nora, is in a situation where she is caused to act, emotionally and physically, as a doll to please her husband. Nora has to be very sneaky and conniving in order to be perfect and talked down to by her husband. The translation of this play from Norwegian was a little difficult. The title can either be translated as "A Doll House" or as "A Doll's House". Many people believe either title fits the theme of the play.
Nora was not happy in her life with Torvald, and yet she and her husband are afraid of the embarrassment that would come if they two were to split apart. When Nora decided to leave Helmer he begins telling her, “I have it in me to become a different man.” She ends up creating a change in her life so she can start living how a human being is suppose to with the freedom to assert herself as she please without having to answer to anyone. Ibsen’s point to made in this play is to show how a couple got trapped by society, pushed into a doll house for which they don’t belong; he expressed his feelings on women rights, family and male dominance in this ear by writing this play, A Doll House.
Trapped in A Doll’s House: Discovering the Freedom of Independence During the nineteenth century, women were suppressed by many expectations set by society. They were expected to take care of domestic work such as cooking, cleaning, raising children, and above all, pleasing their husbands. In her household, Nora, the main character in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, adheres to these expectations. She takes care of her children and dances the tarantella for her husband. She believes that she is happy and that her marriage is successful and fair; however this is not true.
The female protagonists in A Doll’s House and Revolutionary Road felt extremely trapped in their gender roles society created such as being obedient, isolated housewives in which this unendurable confinement eventually led to tragic ends in the relationship with their husbands. For example, the female protagonist in A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer, had her opinions heavily compressed by the opinions Torvald or her father had in which she could not voice her own opinion. During the serious conversation Nora had with Torvald after his angry outburst for Nora’s mistake, Nora stated “When I lived at home with Papa, he gave me his opinion about everything, and so I had all the same opinions, and if I didn’t, I kept my mouth shut, because he wouldn’t have liked it...I was just passed from Papa’s hands to yours” (913). This clearly shows how isolated Nora felt when being under both her father and Torvald. When Nora said her father gave her his “opinion about everything”, not only is it clear that she
She began the play faithful and loyal to her husband, which we soon figured out was due to forced ignorance and naivety. She slowly learns of a different lifestyle and immediately wants to be a part of it. She starts lying and cheating on her husband and eventually wants to leave him. Her problem was that she didn’t realize that she didn’t fully understand Horner’s way of life. He didn’t love her and had no intentions of loving her.