Compare and Contrast The Dolls House and Othello

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In the plays A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Othello by William Shakespeare and the novel Great Gatsby by Gerald Fitzgerald, the theme sexuality is portrayed throughout all three pieces of work. Each main character in their respective novels uses the theme as a device to better their situations. The first work that portrays sexuality is A Doll’s House. We meet Nora who has two sides to her. The readers see both sides; however everyone else only sees one side of her including her husband Torvald Helmer. Torvald treats her like a trophy wife. He has put her up on a pedastal and is very comfortable keeping her there, and feels she is as well. Torvald has this theory of all women, not just Nora. He feels the wives are the ones to take care of the children and that children listen to mothers more. “It seems most commonly to be the mother's influence, though naturally a bad father's would have the same result." (Act 1 Scene 1 line 39.)We meet Nora as carfree and loving. She seems like the doting wife, who loves taking care of her children and her husband. We also see she has a childish air about her, that most things do not concern her. The pattern between the three women is they all have been living off someone usually a father figure, and have never been independent for themselves. Every other conversation has her laughing off or shaking her hand like what ever trifle at the time does not mean anything. Because she has a carefree manner, she uses her feminism to attract things that she wants or to get out of trouble. When Nora talks about spending Christmas gifts for the child, and Torvald reprimands her, she turns it around, so very quickly he is apologizing and saids it is okay to spend what money on the gifts. (Act 1 Scene 1 line 35 page 547). As soon as he forgives, her she becomes coy, and flirtacisous, playing with him coat buttons. We see her then get out of
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