An Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll House ' And August Wilson Fences '

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Two Women and Their Breaking Points Taking a glance at the work of Henrik Ibsen “A Doll House” and August Wilson “Fences”, readers would believe that the writer’s characters Rose and Nora could not be any more different from one another. But, as one would exceed deeper into the critical themes of the characters and of the two plays, the similarities can be drawn. The two women share more in common than ones may think, in terms of their characterization. In the play “A Doll House” the main character was a woman by the name of Nora Helmer. She was a young women who lived in Europe during the nineteenth century. She was married to a man by the name of Torvald Helmer who seemed to be a little controlling. At first Nora seem to appear as an…show more content…
Despite what might be expected, she spared his life, by getting them both into huge amount of debt. Unknown to Torvald, Nora got a cash loan with the goal that they could afford the cost of a year-long trip to Italy. Doctors had said that Torvald would die without it; however, that he should not know how terrible his condition was. Torvald told Nora “Don’t contradict me, Nora. Sweet Nora… Spendthrifts are sweet, but they spend an awful lot of money. You have no idea what it cost a man to feed these little birds.” (Ibsen 335). Instead of being the spendthrift that both Torvald and Christine blame her for, Nora is pretty dang thrifty. She has been secretly working odd jobs and not continually skimming cash from her allowance to pay back the loan. Later on we discover that Nora was so determined to save her spouse that she committed fraud just to do as such. This decision demonstrates that Nora is both brave and diligent. She values love over the law. When her little secret is uncovered one may realize that, underneath the silly character she plays for her spouse, there is an entire other very skilled Nora waiting to take place. This other, more competent Nora was eventually brought out away from any confining influence. The anguish of Krogstad 's blackmail begins the procedure, but yet the last blow is Torvald 's response when he figures out the truth. At the point when what Nora believes to be "the brilliant thing" doesn 't happen when Torvald
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