Torvald’s lack of respect for Nora affects the ability for them to be in love. Throughout their years of marriage they kept up a fake front. Nora is willing to do anything for Torvald but the same cannot be said for him. He treats her like an object not the person he loves. Torvald is in love with the thought of being in love with Nora.
She also says that he never loved her he just thought it was fun to love her (Ibsen 57). Right after Nora makes the decision to leave, Torvald immediately shames her by saying that he forbids Nora from leaving implying that he still has control over her. “You blind, foolish woman!” (Ibsen 58). Torvald calls Nora foolish for choosing to not be controlled by him and going out to reclaim her identity and start a new life. Nora finally finds the courage and strength to free herself.
Nora was lying to her husband by not telling him she took the loan. To borrow the loan, that was needed to save her husband, Nora needed a man’s signature. Nora needed to borrow money without her husband’s knowledge “ Why, a wife can't borrow without her husband's consent.”( Ibsen 8). Nora had to tell her husband so that she could borrow the loan. She did not tell Torvald about the loan.
Eveline had two brothers, but the one brother had died and the other went away: " Ernest was dead and Harry, who was in the church decorating business, was nearly always down somewhere in the country” (Joyce). This shows that Eveline has no siblings to take care of as her mother had wanted her too. Her brother, Harry, has moved away so she feels the need that "She was going to go away like the others, to leave her home” (Joyce). Eveline had to grow up and learn to be responsible as she had to take care of the family. In "Missing Pieces in Joyce 's Dubliners" explains the role Eveline had to portray, "The young woman knows from her own life and the life of her mother that the job of wife can be mean and unrewarding, and that marriage can be hell for a woman, a brutalized life " 'of commonplace sacrifices closing in final craziness '" (French 40).
He tells Nora that he loves her so much that he has wished in the past that Nora’s life were threatened so that he could risk everything to save her. By the point where Torvald had ruined Nora’s expectation, she becomes strangely calm, frozen with comprehension as she begins to recognize the truth about her marriage. The ‘doorbell’ is the sign of recognition by Nora. She recognizes the truth of her marriage, and that she hasn’t found her true identity till now. Thus, she decides to leave the house, and start all over again just to have an identity for
Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father. This type of dependency, can affect someone’s mental state. After his death, she has a rather difficult time coming to terms with his demise, refusing to believe that one person she connected to most, was gone. This continued for three days, and while the community saw her denial of her father’s death as a normal part of the grieving process, it certainly was something deeper than what it was. After she finally accepts her father’s passing, she meets a Northern laborer who comes into town as a contractor, Homer Barron.
Immediately after he complimented her, we can tell that despite the fact that he 's proud of Adeline, he 's also surprised and shocked as he did not believe she was the one to win this prize. He first of all asks Adeline "Tell me, how did you do it? ", and follows it up with, "How come you won?". His emphasis on the word 'you ' shows how he doesn 't believe in Adeline, and how he doesn 't have high expectations of her. This shows how he doesn 't quite know his daughter well enough to really be able to see her true potential, and it shows how he doesn 't truly treasure his daughter.
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.
All she was seeking was love and affection. No one liked the way she acted or talked to the people around her. Petruchio tried to change Katherine, and although she respects him more, she is not tamed. The Audience and the other characters in the play where the ones who have been tricked. Katherine only acts as if she were tamed so that she can get what she wants.
He portrays this theme by analysing the contrast in the behaviours of different characters in the play. Where Torvald is oftentimes hesitant to let go of longstanding traditions and laws or family values, his wife Nora evolves to be a character that is true to themselves, she believes more in her moral rationale than the laws imposed upon her. Meanwhile, the family doctor, Rank, and Torvald’s employee Krogstad portray very differing