Betrayal In A Doll's House

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Women had no rights until March 1920.In the 19th century women had no control of things like money and jobs. Many plays and books were used to reveal that women wanted control of things like money and jobs. In the play A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen uses Nora’s relationship with her husband and their family friend to portray that betrayal comes with lies, deceitfulness and manipulation. Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 and was raised by his father and mother and had been around literature his whole life. Ibsen’s mother enjoyed going to the theater, art and music.(“Henrik Ibsen Biography” Biography.com) .He had been surrounded by the theater influence. Everyone can assume that Ibsen’s mother had a major impact on his life.Thanks to Ibsen’s parents,…show more content…
Ibsen’s play contradicts the normal social roles of society.(“Theater and Individualism” gresham.ac.uk.com) The play made people think about their lives and society. The character Nora betrays her husband, making people think about their own lives. Throughout the entire play Nora struggles to keep a secret from her husband. She lies and deceives to keep her secret. While Nora is talking to Mrs.Linden she realizes that Nora never told Torvald “ And you have never confessed to your husband?” (Ibsen 8).Nora did not want to tell her husband about taking the loan. She knew he would be mad because she forged a signature. Nora was taking secret jobs to earn the money to pay back the loan so her husband would not know. Nora was lying to her husband by not telling him she took the loan. To borrow the loan, that was needed to save her husband, Nora needed a man’s signature. Nora needed to borrow money without her husband’s knowledge “ Why, a wife can't borrow without her husband's consent.”( Ibsen 8). Nora had to tell her husband so that she could borrow the loan. She did not tell Torvald about the loan. Nora forged her father’s signature to be able to receive the loan. Deception was needed for Nora to get the money to help Torvald get
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