Similarities In A Doll's House

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In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer, share many similarities with other characters we have read about, such as the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Minnie Wright of Trifles. Other than the obvious similarities of all three of them being married, they also share other similarities such as feeling miserable within the confines of their marriages and rebelling to be set free from those confines. But while they share these similarities, they also differ, such as what measures and how extreme of measures they take to be relieved of the confines. The three women all started out as happy, young women before they got married. The narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” was happy before she got married and had a child. After these events, the narrator was diagnosed with depression and ordered to a rest cure by her doctor, which also happened to be her husband. She was not allowed to do anything that could…show more content…
The narrator resented her husband for locking her in her room while her sister cared for her newborn child and took care of the house that was rightfully hers. She rebelled in small little ways to help set herself free. For example, the narrator secretly writes in her journal even though her husband forbade her from doing anything to exhaust herself. She also tears chunks of the wallpaper off of the wall to free the woman moving behind it. She also pushes away both her sister and her husband suspecting that they are both up to no good. Minnie, on the other hand, fails to complete housework that society expects of a woman. Also, after her husband’s death, she does not report it. Finally, Nora rebelled by little things. For example, she ate macaroons and lied to her husband about it. She also lied to her husband and distracted him by her performance so that he would not find out about her deception and

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