Marissa's Journal 9
In the Story A Doll's House I see Nora as a noble person, but I do not see the story as a tragedy. Nora made a noble choice when she decided to forge the signature for the sake of her husband. Her intentions were pure and not selfish. As the audience you can't help but feel sorry for Nora when she realizes her husband was a complete jerk and didn't truly love her. This story lacks a reversal of fortune which would have created more of a tragedy. The death of someone in the story would have created a tragedy. Nora was lucky enough to be able to leave her husband and start a new life for her self. She was able to escape her fate unlike Oedipus and Othello. Out of all the plays, Oedipus would be the most tragic. He was of nobility and had noble intentions, to save his people. Oedipus was born into his fate and never could escape it. He realized he was the cause of the plauge and ended up gouging out his eyeballs. Oedipus was ashamed of what he had done and was willing to die for it. Othello on the other hand was noble in postion but not noble in character. He chose his own fate and got what he deserved. I did not feel catharsis for Othello, he could have avoided his fate but he chose to believe a lie. While each play posses some type of characteristic that makes it a tragedy, I view Oedipus as the most tragic of them all.