Fences By Henrik Ibsen: A Literary Analysis

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“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” Paulo Coelho’s theme suggests that we must trust the process even when we are completely blinded, including both Fences by August Wilson, and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Reasoning for this can be stated through the steps one takes when fueled by passion, love, and the lengths they’d go for the ones they hold closest to their heart. Rose Maxson’s actions in the play Fences involving undivided faithfulness with her husband Troy had proves to be truthful and straight from the heart. Even after she found out that her husband whom she’s been with for over eighteen years, was in an affair with another woman. Rose definitely proved her loyalty and love for her husband as she claims Troy’s child (who was born by a woman by the name of Alberta) as her own child. Near the end of the play, Rose exclaims “I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot with you. Don't you think I ever wanted other…show more content…
Especially when she went through desperate measures to ensure her husband’s health is in good hands. To approach in detail, Torvald Helmer was once in such critical condition, that if he wasn’t transferred to a Southern location for medical assistance, he would be dead. Torvald Helmer was critically ill and needed financial support to be cared for. In the time era the play is set, the idea of a woman working a masculine job or any odd job for a man was unimaginable, let alone a woman working anywhere besides the home. Nora had even gone much further by not only saving her husband’s life, but his dignity as well. Nora chose to lie about where she got the money. In that time, a woman doing things for you besides cooking and cleaning was highly disgraceful. Yet Nora still did what she believed is necessary for the best for her beloved
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