Power women - Park 1 Samuel Park Professor Colombo English...

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Park 1 Samuel Park Professor Colombo English 102 November 18, 2010 Power women The role of women has been a huge issue throughout the world. In every culture they have their own idea of women’s role and place. The idea of sterotypical gender roles has involved over the years reaching gender equality and oppertunities. Most people often thinks that the perfect woman is constructed to be a great mother, have attractive appeals, and loyal to their husband and willing to serve marital duties. On the other hand, there are many women that are successfully displayed as power women in our society. As an example Hilary Clinton and Rosa parks, Hilary Clinton as a senator for State of New York who was the First Lady at once, and Rosa Parks who influence social movements in the United States of America’s history. In the play of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House and William Sakesphere’s Othello , playwrights use strong female characters to reveal the problems caused by the attitude and false beliefs many shared toward women and their role in society. There are three aspects that form the foundation of the play. The female protagonist uses feminine characteristics to manipulate the male protagonist, and women break free from the social bonds of their time, through the relization of their Identity and adoption of male roles. In the play of Ibsen’s A Doll House, The female protagonist uses feminine characteristics to manipulate the male protagonist. Nora frequently manipulates Torvald through sexual advances such as dancing and humoring him. She refers to herself by pet names such as ‘squirrel’, ‘lark’, and ‘spendthrift’. Nora is fully aware that by doing so she is able to get what she wants from Torvald. For instance, Nora is able to convince Torvald to hire Mrs. Linde in a conversation with Nora, Torvald, and Mrs. Linde. She knows that
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Park 2 Torvald entertains himself with pleasing his wife, which therefore shows that this is a clear act of manipulation. The most important act of manipulation in the play is when Nora is able
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