A marriage founded on falsehood and secrets is bound to fall apart. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Draw your illustrations from the play A Doll’s House
A marriage founded on falsehood and secrets is bound to fall apart. To what extent do you agree with the statement? Draw your illustrations from the play A Doll’s House.
Marriage should be founded on mutual trust between the wife and husband. Any sort of secret r insincerity between them is bound to bring irreparable damage to the marriage once the truth comes in.
Nora has many secrets and falsehoods that she keeps behind her husband. She secretly borrows a loan from Krogstad to fund her husband’s trip to Italy for his recovery. She has kept this matter a secret from him for eight years and is not ready to reveal it to him any time soon.
The secret is finally revealed when Krogstad writes a letter t her husband that exposes the forgery. Helmer reacts angrily to this discovery and Nora angry that he does not understand her,decides to walk out of the marriage.
Nora also is not sincere on how she uses the money she gets from Krogstad. She saves most of it to repay Krogstad’s loan. She says that she has survived on cheap clothes and also keeps borrowing money from him to service the loan.
All this is discovered at the end of the play. They react differently to the discovery making their marriages to break.
Nora cheats Krogstad that there was nobody who had visited him when he was way while krogstad has just left the room where he had been pleading with her to speak to her husband to prevent the sack.
As she cheats him thus,her husband has just met with him as he leaves the house. Nora’s speaking to krogstad and refusing to admit it reveals a very serious weakness in the marriage. It shows mistrust and underscores the dark secrets that Nora has been keeping behind her husband. Finally, some of these actions contribute to the dissolution of the marriage.
Nora cheats her husband that she has forgotten the dance practice and dances poorly so that she can compel her husband to help her practice. The truth is that she had not forgotten how to dance but wants to buy time so that her husband cannot open the letter box.
She and Christine have agreed to keep him as much as possible from his letters so that she can speak to krogstad first. Nora instead should just be open with her husband and tell him the truth. She increases tension in their marriage and is the one show suffers most. Finally,the truth comes out and the marriage breaks.
It is important for a couple to be sincere with each other no matter the seriousness of the matter. This can help prevent far – reaching damage to their marriage.
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