Nora is depicted until the end of the play as the helpless, mindless fool who wastes her husband’s hard earned money. She is Torvald’s plaything, his burden and responsibility. During the nineteenth century, women were expected to marry and remain faithful to their husbands regardless of their situations. There was an exaggerated emphasis upon duty, the injunction to stay with one 's husband no matter what the circumstances. However, Nora deviates from her expected role and duty as a wife by leaving Torvald at the end of A Doll 's
A Doll’s house is a realistic three act play that focuses on the nineteenth century life in middle class Scandinavian household life, where the wife is expected to be inferior and passive whereas the husband is superior and paternally protective. It was written by Henrik Ibsen. The play criticised the marriage norms that existed in the 19th century. It aroused many controversies as it concludes with Nora, the main protagonists leaving her husband and children in order to discover her identity. It created a lot of controversies and was heavily criticised as it questioned the traditional roles of men and women among Europeans who believed that the covenant of marriage was holy.
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson, is faced with challenges that leave her no choice but to find a way to escape the internal struggle of loneliness created by her own actions, leading to self-inflicted destruction. Looking in on the surface, the female character is imprisoned by the repressiveness of her father. While he played a huge role in causing Emily’s mental state to deteriorate, it was ultimately the consequences of her own self-control that confined her mind. Because of her poor choices, Emily lives in misery instead of rescuing herself from such damaging chains of sorrow. Throughout the text, it is evident that the overall conflict in “A Rose for Emily” was driven by self-deprecation
But I shall not allow you to bring up the children; I dare not trust them to you” (Ibsen). This comes to show how trapped Nora is in this fake, and loveless marriage and the great power men had over women. Moments after Torvald denounces Nora as his wife, she receives a letter from Krogstad saying that he regretted his actions and he
However, this is inaccurate because Arthur Miller shows that Abigail is controlling through her own dialogue. Here Abigail threatens Mary Warren, Betty, Mercy, and other girls. She shows here that if anyone tells the truth about what really happened in the forest, she will kill them. This is one opportunity for the audience to see the evil in Abigail. Also, for the audience to feel threatened themselves and to feel frightened or surprised to see Abigail's true colors underneath all of her lies.
She looks at her mom as a monster and “monsters are half and half borderline creatures who horrify precisely because they are at once human and not human natural and unnatural” (Pitchford 61). She thinks her mother isn't human, because no real human could put her through the amount of pain and trouble her mom has put her through. Also, she is struggling with the idea that her mom has good qualities and bad qualities, but the bad seem to shine through more which deem her a monster. Since both main characters felt like they couldn't escape their mothers it drove a wedge their relationships. On account of dealing with constant bad memories and moments, it left them with a bad relationship with their mother, which in turn also left a lasting mark on the
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role. The domestic sphere is a confinement towards both women, in the Yellow Wallpaper, the symbolism of the wallpaper and how it, “Becomes bars!” (Gilman) shows us how she felt physically and emotionally trapped by her role that she was unable to fufil. Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
Ibsen’s play A Doll 's House, written in 1879, examines the importance of social class and the expectations that follow. A Doll’s House tells the story of married couple, Torvald and Nora Helmer who strive to fulfill social expectation. However, the ending is known to be a shock for some, as roles reverse and Nora comes to realize that she has been mistreated like a doll throughout the whole marriage. Throughout A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen, doll 's and the dolls house are symbolic of how Nora is a submissive wife controlled and dominated by Torvald, and both are repressed by societal standards. Torvald exhibits patriarchy in his relationship with Nora as he calls her pet names and controls her eating.
Chopin, an American feminist of the 20th century, takes a stand against feminism and uses this short story to call attention to this topic. The main character of this short story is named Louise Mallard, a young woman who suffers from heart trouble. The very first thing to happen in the story is that she is informed of her husband 's death from her sister Josephine. Initially Mrs. Mallard was emotional, but over time she reaped freedom and became swept away with joy. The story then takes a turn when she is informed that her husband was not dead, and instead of her being rejoiced of her husband 's return she regrets abandoning her moment of freedom and dies from a heart attack.
During that time, women were considered to be only house wives and had no freedom of their own. They were not treated as equal to men and always needed the permission of the man who ‘owned’ them. Ibsen believed that women had the right to develop their own individuality .As Nora is shown as an independent woman who wants to explore the world on her own, led to debates and created a revolution in the society. In this play the writer questions the society regarding the role of a woman. In this play money symbolizes the power one character has over another.