Comparing Couples In A Doll's House And The Necklace

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Many couples have issues with money, and in “A Doll’s House” and “The Necklace,” the couples both have these problems. Nora from “A Doll’s House” and Mathilde from “The Necklace” share some similar personality traits, however, their circumstances, how they deal with their problems, and their husbands’ personalities all differ. In “A Doll’s House”, Torvald speaks to Nora in a slightly demeaning way and calls her pet names like skylark, spendthrift, and his “little squirrel.” The characters squabble throughout the drama, but they don’t get into any serious fights. The squabbling is due to Torvald being concerned with how much of his money his wife is spending, but she assures him that they shouldn’t worry, and reminds him that he will be getting a larger salary soon. Nora spends money on Christmas gifts for her family, but she also wastes money by paying the porter extra and buying macaroons. After spending her husband’s money, she asks Torvald for even more money as a gift. At first, he declines, but after that, he agrees to it. However, in “The Necklace,” Mathilde has more respect and support from her husband than Nora in “A Doll’s House,” which causes the couple to have more serious and intelligent conversations. When her husband informs her about the party invitation, Mathilde asks for money from her…show more content…
They both like to spend money, but Nora spends money on useless things, and Mathilde spends money to feel better about herself. The couples both have problems with money, but in “A Doll’s House,” her husband agrees to give her more money and lets her continue to spend it, and in “The Necklace,” Mathilde’s husband doesn’t let her continue to spend money once she buys the gown. The money issues cause Nora and her husband to have a small argument, but in “The Necklace,” the characters respect each other more and have serious conversations. Mathilde learns a lesson in the end, but Nora doesn’t learn
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