Feminist Approach to Women Stereotypes in A Doll’s House Since the 1950’s our society has set ideas about what is wrong and what is right for a female. A lot of the times, the role of a woman has been described as a housewife. This is the norm that women have suffered through in which can cause them to be forced into lives they do not enjoy. By using the Feminist Critical Reading Strategy, the author of “A Doll’s House” was able to reveal women stereotypes to convey the social regularities that have been embedded on women in which put labels on them that ultimately define their life. When you first begin to read the play, “A Doll’s House” exhibits the stereotypes that women are unreasonable, ingenuous and needing a man. Most of the time Torvald is in his office. It appears he does not spend a lot of time with his family. When Nora asks him to come look at everything she has bought, he answers with: “Don’t disturb me” (Ibsen 1359). He doesn’t come out of his office until he finishes his work. Torvald’s main concern as a man is making money. That is what he deems the most important while Nora goes out and does things a typical “woman” is supposed to do. According to “Ideological undercurrents in the semantic notion of "Working Mothers" As a verb, father denotes the act of fertilization, implying no responsibility toward a child on the part of the male parent. Semantically, it refers only to a momentary spasm, yet the adverb fatherly, to describe men as nurturers, has the same descriptive range as motherly. The verb mother describes the actions said to inhere in the noun: 'to give birth to', 'to be the mother of’, ‘to create', 'to care for', 'to watch over, nourish, and protect', and 'to love'. This is the reality in life today. The men make the money while the women “nourishes for the children and takes care of the man. When you think of a mother of a child, you think of a caregiver. As for the father of a child, you only think of the person that conceived the baby and
Akaose 2 now makes the money. That should not be the case, for it can be any way. When you think of father you can also think of the caregiver. Torvald is portrayed as peremptory and somewhat emotionally cold. He sees not only his wife, but women all together as inferior to men. According to "When is equality not equality? Canadian and American women diverge on work and motherhood." “In 1992, we asked Americans to agree or disagree with the following statement: ''whatever people say, men have a certain natural superiority over women, and nothing can change this." About 31% of Americans agreed, with men's and women's rates of
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