Character Analysis of Oudipus and Torvald

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In this essay I am comparing and contrasting Oedipus from Oedipus the King and Torvald from A dolls house. In the following paragraphs I will explain the roles that each of them played in the plots. Both of these stories are plays and are very similar yet very different. Oedipus is a man of swift action and great insight. At the opening of Oedipus the King, we see that these qualities make him an excellent …

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…office, Torvald prioritizes his reputation over his wife's desires, explaining that retaining Krogstad would make Torvald "a laughing stock before the entire staff." Torvald further demonstrates his deep need for society's respect in his reaction to Nora's deception. Although he says that Nora has ruined his happiness and will not be allowed to raise the children, he insists that she remain in the house, because his chief concern is saving "the appearance" of their household.