We can see the narrator’s weakness throughout the story. It is especially apparent in her narration where she uses phrases like, ‘John says’ which “heads a litany of "benevolent" prescriptions that keep the narrator infantilized, immobilized, and bored literally out of her mind” (Lasner 418). The significance of positions in society greatly influences the woman in this story. She withholds challenging anything her husband says, regardless of how miserable she feels rendering her weak. He makes her stay in a room that she does not like, refuses to let her visit relations, and prevents her from doing the thing she loves the most, which is writing.
The first example we see this is in act 3 when Nora’s big secret has been let out. Torvald is angry at Nora and blames her for everything including putting him under Krogstad’s power. Nora at least thinks her husband would take the blame himself but he doesn’t. This shows that Nora finally realizes that she isn’t being treated right. “I must stand quite alone, if I am to understand myself and everything about me.
Every aspect of Nora’s life is controlled by her husband right down to what she can eat. The constant control warrants her so insane that she cannot think for herself and is motivated to leave Torvald as a result. Furthermore, Nora struggles with another man when she has to deal with an old crooked friend. When Krogstad sees she cannot help him keep his job because her husband is so stubborn, Krogstad explains that he “[has] the means to make [her]” want to try to further help him continue working at the bank(1681). Krogstad’s disagreement with Nora encourages her to find new ways of
The one, who has the power, has the Reason, this is what I, personally, understand by reading the play. There is no control over women in the King Lear because the king gave his power to his two cunning daughters. He showed his anger and his power on his honest daughter Cordelia but in the end she was necessary to him and he regretted everything he said after he went through the cruel behaviour of his
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.
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
The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything. A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear she must do something and fast leading to a series of unfortunate events.
This bitterness brewed in him due to society casting him away because he forged a signature, and also due to his love, Mrs. Linde, rejecting him for someone who was richer than him. Emotions had determined what had happened to him and would influence his decisions towards the end of the play. When he learned about Nora and her act of committing forgery, he used this opportunity and blackmailed Nora by opening her eyes to the reality of the world. This was the part of the play when the tension increased and eventually led to the conflict. Mrs. Linde persuades him to mend his ways by forgiving Nora.
Harrison is the son of Hazel and George in the Icarus tale; Harrison Bergeron. They live in a Dystopian Society where handicaps are forced on them against their will in attempt to limit their abilities, resulting in what their government believes is deserved equality. Harrison then rebels against the government, and gets shot as his punishment. The message we are fed from this Icarus tale is that if we handicap people, or attempt to diminish diversity, then it’s impossible to have a successful society. The first reason why diminishing diversity would result in an unsuccessful society is because people wouldn’t be able to express who they are, resulting in citizens rebelling against higher power.
His view that a healthy body’s “procreative vigour” would in a couple of generations, spell disaster comes in for sarcastic ridicule in Alderman Cute’s admonition to Meg. And it’s quite a detailed admonition: How after marriage she’ll quarrel with her husband and be a distressed wife; how he’ll put her down and her children who “will grow up bad, of course”; how they will be without shoes and stockings, and so on, not forgetting to mention suicide! Filer tries a terse variation, while reproving Richard, when he remarks that the poor have no “right or business to be married”. But Trotty’s “Born bad!” refrain is at the expense of the believers in original sin and, in fact, endorses Malthus who resolutely opposed the doctrine. Trotty has internalized the doctrine but the “correction” or explanation comes when the Bell tells him that it’s the circumstances that make one bad.