One commentary said about “An Ideal Husband” that “when the truth of their large or small sins came to the surface, their careers and reputations were compromised or ruined". Sir Robert’s past actions which made him so powerful catch up with him. This is also applicable to Helmer in “A Doll’s House” who, although he does not obtain the money from Krogstad, he does ignore his wife’s warnings about firing Krogstad. Ironically, both Wilde and Ibsen show that it was both men who caused the letters, and therefore their downfall, to
Perhaps, Ophelia’s most prominent trait is her propensity to be totally utterly manipulated by other characters in the play. Most obviously by her father, Polonius, as he treats her on equal rank with his own finances "Think yourself a baby/ That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay/ Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly...or you'll tender me a fool" (Shakespeare, 1.3. 105-107). Ophelia exists at his beck and call, even ending her relationship with hamlet at his whim.
He is outraged by Nora’s actions when he thinks it will negatively affect how he is viewed by society but when he finds out there will be no repercussions he can forgive her behavior. Throughout the play A Doll's House the character of Nora does not truly change. In the end she just decides to be true to herself and stop pretending to be the person her husband expects her to be. Helmer does appear to change but only when Nora is determined to leave him. From their first interaction we see the belittling way that Helmer interacts with Nora.
How does Ibsen explore the theme of delusion through the development of Nora’s character in A Doll’s House? Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House explores the traditional theatrical theme of delusion, piercingly criticizing the marriage norms present in the 19th century. Nora’s delusion is shown from her very first step on stage, and progresses until her ‘heroic’ husband turns out to be the opposite to what she had endlessly believed he was; thus making her realize what a lie her life has been and walks out of her false, dreamt-up reality. Ibsen believed delusions warp a person’s perspective on reality, yet converge to open the doors of self-realisation. Nora’s delusions on her husband, the world and herself guide audiences to see Ibsen’s perspective on the power of delusions.
In addition the theme of deceit is examined. This is seen in Nora’s fear of the eventual discovery of her web of lies, and how her marriage is not strong enough to support her when this web caves in. This shows that appearances can be deceiving and even the most seemingly perfect marriage will have major flaws. In conclusion Ibsen uses various themes and props in his play ‘A Doll’s House’. He uses these to show the oppression of women and their degrading role in middle class society, and also to show the secret, unseen lives of middle class order.
PAGES- 80-82 Esther is the one of the main people who uses what her one and only true friend tells her out of trust and uses it against her. Like when that dance came up and Esther said that Chanda shouldn’t hate men just because Isaac Pheto which then triggers Chanda to lash out cause that man touched her and was a father figure which was a scarring moment in her life and Esther just used it as a way to say how Chanda needs to trust men more. PAGES-82-83 -Mrs. Tafa is another infamous figure when it comes to telling secrets when she doesn’t need to and gossiping about everyone she cant get info and detail on. She is constantly pestering Chanda and her mother(how she raises her kids, about her health, about gossip) so when Chanda’s mother starts to really get sick she offers to have her doctor look at her which Chanda agrees to it even though this doctor isnt a doctor but a con man and tricks Mrs. Tafa into thinking she gets her medication from somewhere very fancy but all he does is raise the prices he almost tricks momma but Chanda sees through the lines and catches him he relied on how poor education and lies of
Paul Rosefeldt in his article “Ibsen’s A Doll’s House”, published in The Explicator, focuses on an aspect of Ibsen’s play that is often missed by most audiences and readers. That issue being the issue of fatherhood and how Ibsen portrays patriarchal values in the play. Rosefeldt acknowledges that the play questions the meaning of motherhood with Nora abandoning her children at the end of the play, but he also suggests that the play is a blatant attack on patriarchy. Rosefeldt starts by pointing out all the instances in the play in which father’s are shown to be either absent and shows that the corrupted patriarch permeates all classes. Because Nora’s friend Mrs. Linde had an absent father, Rosefeldt suggests that she ends up marrying a man she doesn’t love because she is searching for a father figure.
Mansfield directly blames the male characters as the cause of the problem. Many believe that her views on marriage were affected by the fact that her own marriage was unsuccessful. The female characters always know that something is not right. “Oh, but you must have been thinking of something!” By using ‘oh’, a sense of suspicion is conveyed to the readers, instantly convincing that the male character did something wrong. Mansfield often uses a male character to do the wrong deeds in a story since she believes that a man is a woman’s destroyer.
She is jealous of the child (the Governor changes the palace for the son, not for her) and is obsessed with her clothes, unable to comprehend the danger, as she has lived a life of privilege. She treats the servants badly. After the civil war, she tries to get Michael back in order to reclaim the Governor’s estates. The judge Azdak rules against her because she is not as good for the child as Grusha is. She is used to highlight major themes in the play: Justice, Family, Class warefare and Religion.
What insights does Sheridan offer into human nature?  Sheridan offers a number of insights into human nature throughout his play The Rivals. One key characteristic of humanity that Sheridan continually exposes in the play is that of deceit. With the exception of Julia, each of the characters in The Rivals practices artifice, or lying, to get what he or she wants from the other characters. Beginning with David's wig, his vain attempt to pass as a member of a higher society that has already dropped the wig from fashionable dress, and ending with Faulkland's last attempt to trick Julia into admitting base motives for loving him, no one willingly presents things as they really are.