Xavier now loses the will to survive the war. After Elijah finds out about Xavier’s encounter with Lisette he is upset that, “[He] paid a lot of money for her time with [him]. If [he] knew [Xavier] was going to fall in love like a fool, [he] wouldn’t have done it.” (257).
They try to marry in the family so the land can stay in the family. They don’t even have the option of not marrying at all. Throughout the story Shabanu continuously states she doesn’t want to marry. On page 204 it says, “ So you’ve paid for all this with little Shabanu… it’s a good solution. It isn’t only the money, which I don’t deny has helped.
The story states “... Rosaura’s eyes had a cold, clear look that fixed itself on Senora Ines’s face.” Instead of receiving a gift from the party, Rosaura received two dollars for all her hard work as an employee at the party. Rosaura learned the real reason why her mother was right, and why she was invited. This shows her trait as an innocent girl.
It feels like that generic “Love at First Sight” feeling and seems like nothing bad will come of their love for each other or their marriage. While this is perfectly fine since everyone can relate to this feeling of early and intense infatuation, it seems rather apparent that their relationship will involve their marriage to each other and it would end as happy as it began. While we know, after reading this play, that Count Claudio and Hero will face difficulties in their relationship and love for one another, the reader of the play is led to assume rather early that their relationship will end like a fairy
Analysis of the Character Nora in the “A Doll’s House” Play The play “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, portrays many different characters with different sides to themselves. A quote by Kurt Vonnegut writes “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be;” this shows us that everyone pretends to be someone, which means the characters in the play have a good chance of pretending to be someone else whom they are not. mInevitably, not every character can show each one of their sides, but rather, it has to be interpreted. Nora, to be specific, has a completely contradictory side to herself that we later discover in the play.
Through the course of the play, her downfall ultimately leads to a high point in her life. She is able to become more self-aware and stick up for herself, something unheard of when this play was written. Thought the series of events being portrayed are somewhat sad and depressing, the themes highlight important messages and offer an uplifting view towards Nora’s
Mama also shows her generosity, as she implies that she has given up a lot of her material possessions to just see her child smile. Although she yearns to accomplish her own dream, she puts that aside to look after Walter and his sister, which shows her determination. Although she has struggled with accomplishing her dream for a while, she has not yet given up hope. Looking back to the time when she and her husband first started conceptualizing their version of the American Dream, Mama says, “(smiling) Hadn’t been married but two weeks and wasn’t planning on living here [in this apartment] no more than a year… But lord, child, you should know all the dreams I had ‘bout buying that house and making me a little garden in the back — (She waits and stops smiling.)
After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful. Furthermore, in addition to turning compatriots onto allies, power also creates an unquenchable lust for itself and drives the owner mad with paranoia, trying to protect their power. When he was threatened by the daughter of the previous ruler to be dethroned, he immediately strives to install a new law, he knew she could not abide so that he would be left without competition.
This unhappy secret must be disclosed; they must have a couple understanding between them, which is impossible with all this concealment and falsehood going on,” (Ibsen 52). Mrs. Linde is well aware of Nora’s secret and the consequences that would follow if Torvald found out. When Torvald finds out about the letter, he is only worried about his reputation and his appearance. Torvald says, “From this moment happiness is not the question; all that concerns us it to save the remains, the