Women’s Equality and Finding Their Voices In each of the three texts, the married women look to find equality between their spouses as well as a voice in which they do not have in their outside communities. Mrs…. Wright, a character whom never is shown to the reader struggles silently living with her controlling husband. Nora Helmet is a young mother longing to be her own woman and find her way. Like Nora and Mrs…. Wright, Jeanie Crawford struggles to find her inner voice and fights for equality with her spouses. Mrs….
Wright is never present but her voice is somehow found through the women that are in her house for the investigation of Mr…. Wright’s murder. Through Mrs…. Hale and Mrs…. Peters, her story is given to the reader as though she were telling it herself. Like Mrs…. Wright, Mrs…. Hale and Mrs…. Peters have no voices in their marriages. They simply are forced to shy away in the kitchen while their husbands go throughout the house. Mrs…. Hale begins to describe the marriage of Mr…. And Mrs…. Wright and closes in on the absence of Mrs…. Wright the past several years “Vive not seen much of her of late years” (Glasses 1. 36).
Mrs…. Wright’s equality issue seems to stem from the controlling nature of her husband. Likewise, Nora has no voice or rank in her home. She is treated as a child would be treated. She has continued on the path from her early childhood, being treated as a doll or a play toy to her father and now the same with her husband. Nora battles with finding her voice as she hides a secret debt from her husband. In a way, holding this secret gives Nora a sense of power and equilibrium as she works radar to try and pay off the debt herself “But still it was wonderful fun, sitting and working like that, earning money.
It was almost like being a man. ” (Ibsen 1. 207) However, Nora also does something at the end that is very irresponsible, yet gives her the voice that she has been seeking throughout her marriage. She gains this unremarkable voice when she walks out of the house never to turn back. Jeanie Crawford has a similar effect yet it is without children being involved. Jeanie goes through two marriages before she finds what she really wants. Her first marriage to Logan Clicks proved to be unsuccessful because he wanted her to work out in the field with him.
Jeanie voiced her opinion of Logan Clicks after she met Joe Starks who was on his way to Florida. Genie’s marriage to Logan ended due to her stubborn and spoiled past. Jeanie realizes that she has no voice in the community as well as her household when she runs off with Joe Starks. Jeanie struggles with her voice when Joe Starks treats her like he treats the citizens of Detonative. Eventually Jeanie stops trying o hard to do anything “The years took flight out of Genie’s face. For a while she thought it was gone from her soul” ( Hurst 76; chi. ). He downgrades her in front of everyone proving his power and how she is beneath him. Before Joe Starks dies, Jeanie found the voice she needs to tell Joe about himself and the way he treated her over the years. After Joe dies, Jeanie met Verbiage Woods who, from the first moment she met him, gave her that sense of equality. He teaches her how to play checkers and shoot guns and does everything with her in a sense that he felt whatever he Knew seen Knew. Jeanie Tints want seen wants Ana NAS Eden looking Tort near wangle Tie In Verbiage.
Likewise, Nora goes to find what she has been wanting her whole life so that she can live freely and happily. This also connects with the character of Mrs…. Wright. She finds herself through killing her husband and leaving small but significant clues that lead Mrs…. Hale and Mrs…. Peters to be the Jury and Judge all at once. This is significant because it gives the women the power they have always had stripped away from them. In all three stories, the women are always the ones doing iron and are mentally abused by their husbands.