In the first act of the play, A Doll’s House, Nora, wife of Torvald Helmer is a victim of society. The first example we see this is in act 1 the scene when Nora decides to save Torvald in his deteriorating health condition. Since Nora could not borrow money legally to be able to take him to Italy, she ends up forging her father’s signature to get a loan. She steps out of the societal boundaries drawn for her as a woman. Nora only decides to get the money because it isn’t within her reach and also for the right intention.
She rates herself as a novice in the culture and thinks that she could have been a better wife if she could produce more glamorous left over. The killing of Amit Basu by Dimple is to release herself from a difficult marriage. The difficulties are internalized in Dimple herself, with Amit playing a part in aggravating the situation. The ultimate catastrophe that befalls Amit would have been the other way round in Indian culture, women, instead of retaliating, succumb to their distress. In America, Dimple tries to question her emotional break-down, takes steps to restore her emotions.
In The Immigrant, directed by James Gray, a Polish woman flees the war with her sister to find a better life in America. This film depicts the trials that an immigrant would go through in the early half of the 20th century. Arriving with no one to care for you and having little to no money. Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and her sister are met with adversity when her sister is detained for traveling with tuberculosis and Ewa can 't afford the price to pay for her sister 's care. Ewa, living in less than desirable conditions, must use her body to provide for the most important person in her life.
The new name signifies the birth of a new identity, and to eradicate the connections of the past for future women. Offred’s thoughts relieves a glimmer of anguish by drawing connections of her liberal past to remember humanity and remain sane. Indeed, Atwood exemplifies humans taking for granted basic rights as latently important. Although conscious of the implications Offred passively accepts her new name. The naivety of the Handmaids makes Gilead dangerous, as their tyranny has no bounds.
Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon. The women in the novel, each display their thoughts on marriage. However, Elizabeth Bennett, who is opinionated and passionate about her beliefs, is inclined to disagree with the norms of the society the most. While others believe that marriage is the key to happiness, she disagrees. She is not easily influenced by those surrounding her, even her family, and her honesty and wit allow her to avoid the drama that dominates the society.
Being in love with someone does not consist of wanting them to be in “some great danger”. After saying this Nora believes that Torvald will do just that but he reacts to the letter by telling her “don 't make silly excuses. Miserable creature--what have you done?” (62). Torvald does the exact opposite of what he said he would do if Nora was in any danger. They way Torvald speaks to Nora after her read the letter was revolting.
For example: ‘If D foresees an outcome, and indeed welcomes it, but that outcome nonetheless plays no part in her decision to act, then she does not intend it’ (A point made by Kenny, “Intention and Purpose in Law” in Summers (ed. ), Essays in Legal Philosophy (1968)). The case of Hyam (reference the case here) supports this argument: when setting fire to the house Mrs Hyam intended on frightening Mrs Booth, despite the fact she did foresee a possibility of killing Mrs Booth, she did not start the fire with the belief that her death would occur (make sure this is different from textbook). Although she was reckless, she did not intend to kill. What distinguishes intent from recklessness in this case is that the desire to scare was intended by the setting of the fire, and the foresight of death played no part in her decision to act.
Devi is tamed by ‘memories’ of all the stories told by Grandma. A victim of her own imagination of herself as a ‘Devi’, she is trapped easily into a traditional marriage forgetting her past. The second part explores Devi’s life after an arranged marriage. Mahesh, Devi’s husband takes her for granted. Devi is unable to adjust in the new atmosphere.
The environment people live in has a subliminal ability to change their behavior to allow them to adapt to those around them. This can be best described through people’s unconscious actions that come as a result of who or what they are currently associating themselves with. In the short story, Mother Tongue, when Amy Tan is around her mom, she opts out for a dumbed down version of English to better suit her mother’s needs. Yet when around others, Tan uses a more scholarly version of English as a facet of her representation. Even more, Amy goes to great heights to change herself as a person just for the sole motive of acting in accordance to her environment.