Mrs Linde has had to work hard and was not afforded love and children which she longed to have. She took care of her mother and brother as her own but still desired more. Once her circumstances had changed she set out to acquire that which she had lost. When Mrs Linde is introduced in Act I, we can immediately see she is a woman who has been through a harder time and worked hard to have a meekly accommodating life. She is more insightful of her surrounding than Nora Helmer.
Her husband left early on in Emily’s life and her mother was forced to leave her with friends or send her to day care. “…and I did not know then what I know now- the fatigue of the long day, and the lacerations of group life in the kinds of nurseries that are only parking places for children” (Olsen 707). Emily got nowhere near the amount of attention she needed. Maggie, on the other hand, was always with her mother. Maggie’s mother was also older and better suited to be a mother because she was older and more experienced however, Maggie’s father also left the family.
Women were not treated equal. Women could not conduct business or control their own money, for which they needed the authorization of the man who 'owned' them - husband, brother or father. In A Doll's House, Nora at first appears to be a silly, selfish girl, but then we learn that she has made great sacrifices to save her husband's life and pay back her secret loan. When a woman loves as Nora does, nothing else matters. She will sacrifice herself for the family.
As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros The title "Only Daughter" has several meanings to the author Sandra Cisneros. Her being the only daughter in her family meant that she had to work twice as hard to gain her father’s approval. It meant that she was excluded from playing with her brothers because they did not want to be seen playing with a girl. It meant that when she was older she was supposed to grow up get married and have children. It also meant Sandra had a different relationship with her father than her brothers.
Returning home from school with a new name, look, attitude, and man; Dee continuously finds reasons to insult the lifestyles of her mother and sister. Walker shows that one’s culture and heritage are represented by neither the possession of objects nor external appearances, but by one’s lifestyle and attitude. In this short story, Walker shows us how Dee was not only greedy with money but also with her heritage and had a total lack of regard for her family. It seems as if acquiring collegiate educated, she realizes that her heritage really has meaning in her life. Walker characterizes the different sides of culture and heritage in the characters of Dee (Wangero), her mother and sister -Maggie.
Kristine Linde has had a lot of rough times in her life, and now that her family no longer relies on her, she is happier. Because of this, Nora realizes that her marriage is all pretend, and that she needs to live her own life and be herself. Nora and Kristine Linde chose to marry their husbands for intellectual reasons rather than for love. Mrs. Linde married her husband to provide economic security for her mother and her two brothers. Nora chose to marry her husband at the time when her father was getting into trouble for illegal transactions in his business.
The marriage between her and Torvald was not a true marriage; they never understood each other and never talked about serious matters. Nora knew that they have to transform themselves; otherwise they would not live a joyful life. Therefore Nora left to transform herself; she abandoned her husband and children for everyone’s good. The innate desire to be like a man, to have responsibilities, and to earn money
Working together to lessen the load of duties you would typically need to do alone. Women have struggled for many years to gain independence from men. Be our own beings, with our own needs and wants to address. Yet still, to this day, there is a strong societal “norm” for a woman to conform, to marry a man. I believe these pressures are leftover still from times when women did need men to survive, to bring home the money, and support the family.
Her mother only wanted to possess the beauty she created with her hands, other possessions were meaningless to her. Walker’s mother told her children to take anything because it might not be there next time they came. Alice Walker was brought up with these lessons of self-sacrifice. Through the work of “Though We May Feel Alone,” (1166) Walker emphasizes the importance of ancestors. Prominent to ancestors is the lessons that are obtained through them.