Vindictive notions come in various of forms. Whether the notions uprise in a legal or moral sense, the tendency to be “selfless” in a “selfish manner” occurs frequently in the plays “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell. In both of the theatrical works ,the truth is unveiled ; leading to the uncorrelated duet of Nora Helmer of “A Doll’s House” and Mrs.Hale of “Trifles” ,in both relevance and irrelevance.
In the three-act play , “A Doll’s House” , Nora Helmer , wife of Torvald Helmer and acquaintance of banker , Nils Krogstad , commits the atrocious act of forgery in order to claim money from Krogstad for the sake of “love.” Krogstad then blackmails Nora by threatening to inform Torvald of what has occurred. Nora’s utmost dilemma, however, is hostile the subjective mannerism of her husband, Torvald. Nora is obliged to answer to Torvald’s every need , for she is his “little skylark.” Nora is constantly neglected and oppressed by her husband selfish notions and defends herself in the name of feminism as she outcries, “Go away,Torvald! Leave me alone. I don’t want this.” (3.3.141). , and vacates Torvald alas.
In the one-act play , “Trifles”, Mrs. Hale , wife of Lewis Hale commits the crime of withholding vital information from a murder scene to County Attorney ; George Henderson and Sherriff ; Harry Peters. John Wright was found hung in his home and the only accomplice that the murder would connect to would be his wife , Mrs. Minnie Wright. Mrs. Hale and her long-time friend , Mrs.Peters ,find a disturbing item in a belonging to Mrs. Wright. A dead canary lay dead and was noticeably strangled, just how John Wright was. The women come to conclusion that John Wri...
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... and the motivation that lead to all of these mishaps for both women was one thing ; gender inequality.
Mrs. Helmer and Hale have taught a multitude of women to not be afraid, but to be strong , no matter what the case may be. Murder is not one of the points obviously , but the death of Mrs. Wright’s husband is the death of the imprisonment she was in captivity for throughout her marriage. Mrs.Helmer’s seclusion was due to her obligation of being Torvald’s personal “doll” , moving the way he pleases.
Over the years women have become a synonym for weakness , incapability , and inadequacy. Women are powerful , and many deserve alot more than they settle for. Yes , it is wonderful to be cared and adore , but there is a fine-line between love and disgrace. The story of “A Doll’s House” and “Trifles” are morbidly heart-warming ; motivated and twisted in one simple play.
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