Love In A Doll's House

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The couple never came together to decide on how to spend their money. This is clear from Nora’s statement “ever since the day we first met- we have never exchanged one serious word about serious things” (Act III, p. 162). According to Bach, “Couples who operate as a team are happier than couples who perpetually disagree about finances” (Bach 2002). Helmer holds another view that a man should handle the finances in the family and the women should take care of the day-to-day finances. That was the norm of the society of the nineteenth century.
Helmer believed that a man’s role in marriage is to protect his wife. After the party once he asked Nora,” (do) you know that I’ve often wished you were facing some terrible dangers so that I could risk
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He does not want to understand her side of story. In his eyes she is “a hypocrite, a liar-worse, worse a criminal. He is worried about simply of the lender Krogstad’s opportunities who “would make (his) position at the bank perfectly unendurable. of creating difficulties for him” (Act II, P.96). So, he argues forgetting her sacrifice for him “You stay right here and give me a reckoning. You understand what you've done? Answer! You understand? (Act III, p.187). Nora in her stalwart defiance of the world questions him: "A wife hasn't a right to save her husband's life? I don't know much about laws... I did it out of love" (Act III, P.149). When their family friend Dr. Rank confronts her with his moving confession of love as she is about to ask him for the money she desperately needs, she refuses to make use of his feelings and categorically rejects his help: "kAfter that? . . . You can't know anything now" (166) . .…show more content…
A Doll’s House is a study of marital life which shows monetary issue can lead to unhappiness and pain in married life. In Jane Austen’s famous novel Pride and Prejudice, we see the loveless marriage of Charlotte and Mr. Collins where money is a binding factor. In this drama, it is a marriage killing factor. The current paper also offers an insight into the psyche of the couple. Their true characters and the weakness of their marriage gets revealed through money matter. Nora cannot be fully blamed for creating instability in conjugal life. In fact, she is a victim of her own decision. From the bottom of her, she never wanted to hurt her husband. On the other hand, Helmer fails to exhibit a natural understanding and respect for her. The money matter puts them to test. He could not have patience with her and can be accused of being insensitive, selfish husband. His injured male ego practices its masculine hegemony by demeaning her, finally making her to leave him, her home her children and her financial dependence on him. This discovery has been possible for the monetary issue. It is easy to argue and arguing about money can certainly get in the way of the most romantic relationships. They have also proven
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