Self-Discoveries Of The Main Characters In The Works Fathers And Sons And A DollS House

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Self-discoveries of the main characters in the works Fathers and Sons and A Doll’s House These two works Fathers and Sons and A Doll’s House are ones in which the characters are very interactive with each other. A lot of the novel Fathers and Sons is written in dialogue to emphasize and to strengthen the obviousness of the relationships that exist between the characters. The play A Doll’s House is completely dependent on the relationships because the whole story is told through the words of the characters. These characters all affect each other and some may have a larger impact on those around them than others might have. These relationships are very important because they determine the changes that happen to each character throughout the plot. In these works the minor characters are given the most credit for causing changes and self-discoveries in the main characters. In the novel Fathers and Sons and in the play A Doll’s House by Ibsen, some of the characters discover themselves mostly due to the influence of minor characters around them. In Fathers and Sons, it is clear that the character that went through the most change and self-discovery was Arkady. Unlike his friend Bazarov, he wasn’t certain of his nihilistic beliefs and was more of a follower than a friend to him, “Look, there is one sitting beside you, ready to worship the ground beneath your feet. Look at him” (to Bazarov about Arkady). He was not a dominant character; he could not stand out in front of his dominant friend’s charm and wit. Arkady was struggling in dealing with the conflict of nihilism and aristocracy, sometimes he would defend his friend and turn against his father while other times he would defend his father when Bazarov made remarks about him, “My goodness! A man of forty-four, a pater familias, in this out-of-the-way province, playing the ‘cello! Bazarov went on laughing; but
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