Linde and Nora Essay
Linde and Nora: Compare and Contrast
After reading "A Doll's House" by Hendrik Ibsen. I see that there is both a parallel and a contrast style in the characters of Mrs. Linde and Nora.
A contrasting difference in the characters, are shown not in the characters themselves, but the role that they play in their marriages. These two women have different relationships with their husbands. Torvald and Nora have a relationship where there is no fairness. To Torvald Nora is an object. Therefore, she plays the submissive role in a society where the lady plays the passive role. Her most important duty is to please her husband, Torvald, making her role similar to a slave. Torvald also considers himself to be superior to her.
Nora was raised in such a way that her role in their day and time required her to do whatever her husband said to do. It all started when she young, her father never gave her the opportunity to think for herself and to be independent. That lead to her being so submissive and the results was her not being able to have her own mind.
As for Cristine and Krogstad their relationship is much more open to us. It is clear that if Cristine and Krogstad were to engage in an argument, it is more likely that that they would come to an agreement soon after.
When Mrs. Linde and Nora are put in comparison, both are willing to sacrifice themselves for other things that are dear to them.
Mrs. Linde shows her loyalty to her family when she knew that she had the right to refuse her husband's marriage proposal. But after taking into consideration her sick mother, her brothers, and Krogstad having money, she married for the wellbeing of her family. Which means that in this society family is top priority and loyalty to their loved ones is highly expected.
Then, we have Nora, who cares very much for her husband, saves his life, which shows again, how women sacrificed for their families. Both Mrs. Linde and No…