Comparison Of Freedom In A Doll's House And A Rose For Emily

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The role of freedom in “A Doll’s House” and “A Rose for Emily” There are many forms of freedom and lack of freedom in these works. Although “A Doll’s House” is a play and “A Rose for Emily” is a short story, there are still examples of freedom in both. In both works, there is one character who is not free. In “A Rose For Emily”, Emily was not free because of her father and wanted freedom. In “A Doll’s House”, Nora wanted freedom from Torvald. By both authors, freedom is defined and shown in different ways. Freedom in “A Doll’s House” is what Torvald has control of and Nora does not. Torvald can do whatever he wants and has all the freedom while Nora can not even eat a macaroon without Torvald saying something about it. Nora basically gets treated like a child by Torvald. He asks her to sing and dance for her and calls her weird…show more content…
Nora is a married woman and has children to take care of. She really has little freedom because of the way Torvald treats her. She is not even I feel as if deep down she knows she is not free and wants something more in her life then to be a entertaining puppet for Torvald. She realizes at the end of the story that Torvald is not good to her because of the way he acted when she told him about forging the signature. When Torvald called her a criminal and other harsh words she realized that she had no true love from Torvald and wanted to be free from him. Henrik Ibsen shows that Nora is basically trapped in this house with Torvald with no freedom if she does not leave him. In conclusion, freedom can be shown in many ways. Both authors do a great job of showing the struggles to achieve freedom in life. Freedom is something that everyone deserves to have. In both “A Rose for Emily”, and “A Doll’s House”, freedom is deprived from one character. Even though freedom is something that many people can accidently take for granted, it is something that both women should have in these two
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