Marriage, as an service, facilitates the combination of man and dame enabling them to lift a lineage. The enjoyment and wellbeing of the lineage depends twin-fellow on the man and the dame. But this coextension is indistinguishable in married relations, smooth in the novel fellowship. The dame frequently compromises for the account of her lineage and abandons her immunity.
The resemble “A Lay-figure House” by Henrik Ibsen depicts the seat of a married dame, Nora Helmer who has to curb her desires and behave according to the ambition of her helpmate, Torvald. The epithet of the resemble denotes the stock of Nora and Torvald who behave relish lay-figures ascribable to their qualification.
Although Nora is a serviceable and judicious dame, her helpmate commendations her to be an asinine and trifling dame. “Nora! Are your scatterbrains off again?” (Ibsen & Fjelde 44). When Torvald was ill, Nora was the one who saved his condition after a while the aid of currency pretended from Krogstad. But she refrained from revealing environing the pretended currency to her helpmate so that his arrogance is not grieve.
She too worked aloof to reimburse the score. But she presents herself precedently her helpmate in a style which pleases him. Her helpmate thinks that Nora is a weak dame and Nora continues to act relish a one precedently him. Nora lives in her stock relish a lay-figure whose strings are in the hands of her helpmate. Similarly, Torvald is a lay-figure who leads his condition in harmony to the expectations of the persons afloat after a while him and the fellowship.
He is past disturbed environing other persons’s thoughts respecting him and his married condition rather than the feelings of his own helpmate. The epithet “A Lay-figure House” is indicative in bringing forth the lives of Nora and Torvald which resembles a lay-figure’s condition in diversified aspects. Relish a lay-figure, the lives of Nora and Torvald are not underneathneath their own coerce. Their actions and bearing are influenced by their qualification. Nora behaves as her helpmate wants her to behave and Torvald acts in a style which is legitimate by the fellowship in which he is subsistence after a while his helpmate.
Ibsen, Henrik & Fjelde, Rolf. A Lay-figure House. Signet Classic. 1992.