Ibsen has an intelligent way of criticizing the choices Nora makes by using Torvald to insult her decisions. Nora says, “Come in here Torvald, see what I’ve bought. (I.37-39)” Torvald then responds, “Has my little spendthrift been spending money again? (I.41)” “She doesn’t take criticism from her husband as a negative, but instead reacts affectionately to her husband. Torvald also calls Nora, “silly girl” many times.
By the end of this play, we see how Nora’s secret changes the relationship between the couple, as she violates the stereotypical role-play as a wife and mother in her era, which generates her inspirational growth. Nora, the main character, was first introduced as a very sheltered, immature, and optimistic woman. Helmer we see as proud of his male role in society and in the household, father-like towards his wife, and greatly cares for his appearance in others eyes. When speaking to each other, Helmer communicates to Nora as if she was his child instead of his wife. He does this by things such as calling her nicknames with negative characteristics, such as his little lark, spendthrift and featherhead.
The childlike behavior of Nora Helmer in the play, A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, is explored throughout Nora’s marriage to Torvald Helmer. In Ibsen’s play, Nora’s behavior first began with her father, whom treated her this way until his death, and now seen through her marriage. Nora behaves as a “child” (Ibsen 75) within her marriage to Torvald because he treats her as his inferior as shown through the nicknames he gives her, to the choosing of her costume, and the Tarantella she must perform for him. Throughout the play, Torvald has nicknames for Nora, such as “My squirrel” (Ibsen 43), which shows his view of her as a child. Torvalds use of the nickname shows the complete control he has in the marriage.
He tells her that she is acting in a way he doesn't approve of, he says that she is ‘walkin’ wavy’ and that this is making men notice her and ‘their heads are turning like windmills’. The thing is, it is Eddie who we see is the one who notices her growing up into an attractive woman, and his desire for her is the cause of the tragedy that ends the play. The way their relationship changes through Act 1 sets up the situation that will end in the death of Eddie at the end of the play. Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have brought up Eddie’s niece Catherine like their own daughter. They do not have children of their own.
The Taming of the Shrew focuses on courtship and marriage, but, unlike most of them, it devotes a great deal of attention to married life after the wedding. The other comedies usually conclude with the wedding ceremony itself. The Merry Wives of Windsor takes place in an age when males often regarded females as playthings and when parents often chose the suitors for their daughters. But it is the women who win the day in this comedy. Two ordinary housewives, Mrs.
Throughout the first chapter, Mr Bennet toys with his wife by feigning and then dropping interest on the subject of Netherfields owner, when in fact later we realise he has known of Mr Bingley all along. This is an example used by Austen to show the reader that Mr Bennet uses his wife as his source of entertainment in the sense that he tends to laugh at her a lot. During the conversation, he sarcastically suggests that Mrs Bennet is just as pretty as any of their daughters and could just as easily
Titania, Hermia, Helena, and Hippolyta are the women in this play that show various ways of how friendships are complicated. Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, takes care of a changeling boy, whom her husband, Oberon, wants as his own slave; but her love for the boy and his mother, she creates a stir in the play. Hermia and Helena’s friendship goes back to their childhood days as best friends. Their path in friendship take a turn when Hermia and Lysander want to run away and get eloped, Helena tells the apple of her eye, Demetrius – who was ordered by Egeus (Hermia’s father) to marry his daughter – which causes catastrophe. Hippolyta is the Queen of the Amazons also, the soon to be wife of Theseus – the Duke of Athens.
This obedient nature can be seen through the following quote “No, Torvald – I promise you, honestly - !” (Ibsen 27), as a response to Torvald questioning Nora about having macaroons. This quote reflects the child like nature of Nora as the audience knows that she has eaten Macaroons and is lying to Torvald over a trivial matter much like how a child would do so when questioned by a parent. This creates the effect of Nora having a the ignorance of a child and has to depend on Torvald for everything. This could be seen as reflecting how woman of the time had to depend on their husbands for their livelihood and were completely obedient too men. This idea of woman being obedient can also be seen through the various animal references that Torvald makes when addressing Nora seen through the following quotes; “squirrel” (Ibsen 24), “songbird” (Ibsen 27), squanderbird” (Ibsen 26).
Being an honor student Hope looks down at her father, ”a seventh-grade dropout from a country school”, underestimating him. She is critical of him and nags him ”about his table manners, his taste in television programs, his lack of a 'political conscience'”. Mr. Brunty, however, is proud of his daughter: she is different from the other girls her age and has a unique personality. ”He is grateful his own daughter bears so little resemblance to them [other teenage girls]”. He seems to know a lot about her, including small details not every father would notice: ”It's like her, Mr. Brunty thinks, not to have a comb.
Most teenage tell about their sexy life and taking picture with their boyfriend kissing just to be cool. As we sit and think do it start at home, or just being around the wrong people. May we need them to get more involve in church or some type of activity so they can keep a positive head on their shoulder? There are parent who dress like ‘hoochie-mom’ that can be a bad influence on their girls. Most girls pick up habit from the mom way of dressing.