Chrysanthemums By John Steinbeck And A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

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In “Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, both authors illustrate in readers minds that women back then had no freedom and always doubted themselves, because of how men treated them. The authors shows that during this time `men made women feel insecure and weak. They viewed women as housewives only allowing them to do hard chores all day. Over time the women began to feel like undervalued prisoners in their own homes. Women’s way of thinking and their behaviors were based on how the society wanted them to be.
In “Chrysanthemums” the story is based on a main character named Eliza. Eliza is married to a kid hearted man who provides her with the necessities of life. She is married but has no children yet she has a very caring husband who always takes care of her. However, she has not been able to conceive a child. While Eliza was working in the chrysanthemums garden a traveler showed up who sells items and repairs things. The traveler lured Eliza into thinking that he cares about her chrysanthemums by telling her “Look I know a lady down the road a piece, has the nicest garden you ever seen. Got nearly every kind of flower, but no chrysanthemums. Last time I was mending a copper-bottom washed tub for her (that’s a hard job but I do it good), she said to me ‘if you ever run acrost some nice chrysanthemums I wish you’d try to get me a few seeds. That’s what she told me” (245). In this conversation between Eliza and the traveler we see that he…

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