English, 01.02.2019 22:24
Read the excerpt from act 1 of a doll’s house. mrs. linde: yes, but your father gave you the necessary funds. nora: [smiling] yes, that is what torvald and all the others think, but— mrs. linde: but— nora: papa didn't give us a shilling. it was i who procured the money. mrs. linde: you? all that large sum? nora: two hundred and fifty pounds. what do you think of that? mrs. linde: but, nora, how could you possibly do it? did you win a prize in the lottery? nora: [contemptuously] in the lottery? there would have been no credit in that. mrs. linde: but where did you get it from, then? nora: [humming and smiling with an air of mystery]. hm, hm! aha! mrs. linde: because you couldn't have borrowed it. nora: couldn't i? why not? mrs. linde: no, a wife cannot borrow without her husband's consent. nora: [tossing her head] oh, if it is a wife who has any head for business—a wife who has the wit to be a little bit clever— how does this excerpt best develop the theme that society places limits on the roles of women? 1.as a woman, nora is supposed to do whatever it takes to save her husband, but she cannot act alone. 2.as a woman, nora cannot borrow money, but she does so behind her husband’s back in order to save him. 3.as a woman, nora cannot discuss money with men, so she does not reveal her actions to her husband. 4.as a woman, nora is supposed to be flawless, so she must hide from her husband any mistake she makes.