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The Fighting Spirit Of The Women Protagonists In The Two Novels, ‘A Doll’s House’ Written By Henrik Ibsen And ‘Yerma’ By Federico Garcia Lorca

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There are hundreds of millions and billions of people existing in this world who have several ideas, each varying from the other. Each individual has his or her own way of treating his problems or dealing with their day to day situations of life. Some people are polite, some are helpful while some are arrogant. While there are some who touch extremes such as sacrificing their lives in order to secure the life of others. But in this research I would throw light on that group of people who sit quietly and do respond very politely and kindly to any kind of embarrassment or disgrace that they have faced in their life. These people although may seem to be quite harmless but they may just prefer ...view middle of the document...

Nora challenges these conventional in the play and gives up her roles as a wife and a mother to find her true identity.

The second play is ‘Yerma’’; the title of the play itself suggests emptiness. Lorca’s play ‘Yerma’ appears to be a struggle between repression and freedom. It represents the conflict between an individual and the society. Yerma’s long desire to bear a child is the main reason for the climax of the play. Yerma’s longing is not just for a child but it is also for a supernatural search for the meaning of her life. She was opposing what she was currently facing as her desires were not only being suppressed by the society, but she was herself emotionally dependant and struggling on her husband Juan who in turn was a simpleton bearing no desires himself to fulfil Yerma’s desires.
Women Emancipation is the term used for the freedom of women from the social, religious and legal norms. It is another factor which affects the life of the women in the long run. The level of freedom from above mentioned factors that are provided to the women affect their character. Nora Helmer is the female protagonist of the play ‘A Doll’s House’ is one such character who is influenced by this factor. Nora although seeming very depended in actual is a contrast of it; she has been keeping secrets and trying to be innocent in front of her husband Trovald. This trait of Nora has been shown in the beginning of the play. This takes place when her husband Trovald asks her if she has been eating macaroons, but Nora denies the question completely, through this act it becomes easy for the readers to learn that Nora is capable of lying even at the smallest possible occasion.

Yerma the book itself is based on the struggle between the society and an individual. She has a childish behaviour of hanging on to one thing and asking for it till she claims it. Her solitude has been expressed clearly through her speech such as the one below
‘I want to drink water and there’s no glass and no water! I want to walk up the hill, and I have no feet! I want to embroider my petticoats and I cant’t find the thread!’
Yerma always kept reminding Juan how different she was from the rest of the brides, who cried when they got married and trembled before they got into bed with their husbands. She has always been demanding for a child from Juan, but Juan never wanted one and he always was ready to fulfil her materialistic wants. This behaviour of Yerma shows that she is quite concerned about the relationship between her husband and her wife. But as per Juan’s reaction, these words showed how frustrated he was with the constant taunting.
To the contrast to the above mentioned character Nora also has a secretive and clever side. She is leading a life with double role, while the initial scenes of the play Nora is considered to be a spendthrift but she never was one. All the money which the Nora asked...

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