The inspiring story of Nora Helmer in the play A Doll’s House uncovers the strict roles of women in society and explains how those stereotypes should be broken. Throughout the story multiple themes are present. In the late 1870s the roles of women in society were very strict and Ibsen made that one of the main themes in the play. In the beginning of the play Nora talks with an old friend. As the two catch up Nora says, “...a time will come when Torvald is not as devoted to me, not quite so happy when I dance for him, and dress for him, and play with him” (Ibsen, Act One).
Over generations people have been saying that money doesn't bring them happiness, but it for sure brings them power. Everyone seeks power and there are many ways of how people consume power. In Sula by Toni Morrison, she talks about the two girls who grew up together and became worse than enemies because of an unforgivable betrayal caused by the lack of power Sula had. Sula breaks everyone's heart getting all the power she had ever wanted and Eva becomes powerless as soon as she is forced to leave her house. As a result of the selfishness, Sula dies all alone with nothing at all.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying. Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it!
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
(897)”He has manipulated Eliza into sleeping with him. Foster uses this text to show that Eliza has finally given into his Major Sanford’s seductive ways and has lost all virtue. Julia Granby, a friend of the family reveals that she saw Eliza sneaking around with a man who everyone know is Major Sanford. Eliza decides that rather than shame her mother and friends and be subject to the criticism of the community she will leave. Eliza understands that in choosing to ignore the advice of her friends, she is now paying the consequences, she asks Julia to, “preserve the remembrance of her former virtues” (908) after she
In my few, the tragedy is not her, it’s him, because he loses a big portion of his life. His new wife is dead with the king, and his children are dead as well, and Medea will not let him get near them, due to her maternal side. She turned his life into dust for the sake of her love and her children. If you read the play carefully, you can see that she truly loved her children, but it wasn’t enough to let Jason have them. One thing to not is that Medea in Euripides play had no magical powers until she was rescued by the god Helios, which is deemed that she turn into some sort of superhuman but she is just a betrayed woman with two good skills, cunning and poison (Knox 285).
She started out as being the typical wife of her time, someone who was very weak, obedient, and someone who didn’t have much of an opinion. Emilia, at the end of the play finds her voice, and her murder was nothing short of an honor. Her loyalty to “her lady” outweighed her relationship with her husband. I believe this is where I can insert the superego, after making the mistake of blindly assisting her husband in the murder of her lady this is where she grows. Her loyalty and morals is what led her to tell the truth about what happened, because it was wrong.
This applies especially to Ophelia who did not demonstrate the presence of own opinion and easily became deranged because of Hamlet’s behavior and father’s death. Some adaptations changed sex of several secondary characters. I would like to keep the ratio the same, but improve personality traits of female characters, especially Ophelia. She would be affected by strange Hamlet’s behavior and the murder of her father, but these events should cause only a nerve breakdown and commitment to mental hospital, not the absurd suicide that happened in the original play. “There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; when down her weedy trophies and herself fell in the weeping brook” (Shakespeare 130).
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.