Essay about A Dolls House

1070 Words Nov 15th, 2014 5 Pages
Women have dealt with numerous different issues that pertain to fighting for their rights as women during the 19th century oppose to women today. Issues such as being a wife and taking care of home and not being able to work to earn income these topics then caused much controversy. This controversy revolved around the dominance of men and the suppose known place of where a women should be seen or heard. Women were then under the impression there place was only in the home to be a mother and spouse caring for the children and obeying her husband. During the late 1800s women activist pushed for every women to be equal as man. Women were strong on obtaining legal rights. As for the right to lawfully borrow money without her husband given …show more content…
When it comes to money Torvald does not believe Nora is capable of managing her own budget and he expresses this when he answers Nora’s request for money as a Christmas gift “What do you call those little creatures that are always wasting money?” (pg1561). “You can’t deny it my dear little Nora. She’s a sweet little spendthrift, but she uses up a lot of money. One would hardly believe how expensive such little creatures are!”(pg1561). Torvald underestimates Nora’s intelligence here because she is a women, when little does he know she is managing her money to the point she is able to make loan payments behind his back. Torvald at the end refers to Nora’s dishonor “Yes, what then? After I’d exposed my wife to shame and disgrace?”(pg 1608). In the play Hamlet, Opheila lets her brother Laertes and Polonius her father, aware that Hamlet has confessed his love for Opheila. They both treat her like a child for example Polonius says “Opheila walk here…….Read on this book, that show of such an exercise may color your loneliness” (pg1400). Polonius expresses his beliefs of his daughter’s inability in handling the situation “Ay springes to catch woodcocks. I do know, when the blood burns, how prodigal the soul…..”(pg1371), as he refers to Hamlet’s confession of love as “springes” referring to a trap or a snare and compares her to a “woodcock” or in other words a waddling bird easily caught. He feels for she is a woman she is not

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