Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House '

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Essay Three: A doll’s house
The story centrally focus on what goes on in a marriage between Torvald Helmer, the husband and his wife Nora, in the Victorian Era Torvald. Helmer is a hard working husband, a lawyer, who treats his wife more like a child than a woman. His always calling her silly names like “little squirrel” and “little lark twittering”, but she seems to not mind it at all. Nora is a happy wife, or at least that’s what it seems like until her little secret is revealed. There’s a quote that I believe suit this situation quite well “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” (Phaedrus). Meaning appearance can be deceiving, because someone appear to be cheerful and normal does not necessarily means that they are. A doll’s house has several different themes, such as; marriage, men and masculinity, lies and deceit, love, and reputation History taught us, women did not have the option not to marry in the Victorian Era, it was a necessity for survival. Women had to rely in men so much because society did not allow women to make a living. Women did not have a mind of their own, since childhood they were raised to be someone’s wife, learning the household’s duties, and learn how to be submissive. The marriage between Helmer and Nora wasn’t any different. He was the one working and taking care of the family. All she had to do was taking care after herself, making sure she…
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