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A Dolls House and Tess of the DUrbevilles During the late nineteenth century women were beginning to break out from the usual molds Two authors from that time period wrote two separate but very similar pieces of literature Henrik Ibsen wrote the play A Dolls House and Thomas Hardy wrote Tess of the DUrbervilles Ibsen and Hardy both use the male characters to contrast with their female counterparts to illustrate how women are stronger by following their hearts instead of their minds Ibsen uses Torvald to depict a world where men choose to follow their minds in place of their hearts Ibsen has Torvald believe that he is truly in love with his wife Nora Torvald believes he will risk my lifes blood and everything for your sake63 The author sets the reader up to believe that Torvald is a chivalrous guy who would give life and limb to defend his true love as the author believes that any real man would Later in the play a circumstance arises where he is given the opportunity to defend his wife He does a 180 degree turn around and explains to his wife that no man would sacrifice his honour for the one he loves71 The author shows the stupidity of Torvald with his misconception of honor In actuality when a man sacrifices himself for the one he loves it brings him honor Torvald is viewed as a true hypocrite Torvald also believes the most important thing is to save the appearance65 He follows his mind only interested in what is best for society Ibsen illustrates him as a truly weak human In contrast to Ibsen Hardy takes an intellectually free thinker Angel who shows a very close minded perspective on events instead of opening himself to his true inner feelings When Angels bride reveals to him that she has committed the sin of pre-marital sex as did Angel he begins to
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