Nora finally finds the courage and strength to free herself. She figures out that she was simply transferred from her father’s hands into Torvald’s. Her father called her his doll-child while also Torvald treats her like a puppet and plays tricks on her. She states how
In Henrik Ibsen’s “ A Doll’s House”, Nora the main character finds herself in an unpleasant situation with Nils Krogstad due to her borrowing money illegally to save the life of her husband Torvald Helmer. Nora is depicted as someone who has never know hard times. She is thought out to be someone who spends without a care, and doesn’t have to work for what she wants. Even her own husband treats her like a child. She realizes that this is not the way she wants to live or be treated and leaves her life behind to find herself.
He was too focused on the fact that her actions would make him lose his manly pride. But later on when Torvald is informed that Krogstad wont tell anyone about this, Torvald calms down and tells Nora that they’r saved. Nora seems upset and he continuously keeps on telling her that he forgives her, as if Nora needed his forgiveness. At this point it becomes clear to Nora that she had been living all these years with a strange man, and had born him three children. Nora realizes that his love for her is not as deep as his self-pride.
Mrs Linde tries to get Krogstad to not reveal the letter to Helmer. Mrs Linde states: “Helmer must know all about it. This unhappy secret must be disclosed; they must have a couple understanding between them, which is impossible with all this concealment and falsehood going on,” (Ibsen 52). Mrs. Linde is well aware of Nora’s secret and the consequences that would follow if Torvald found out. When Torvald finds out about the letter, he is only worried about his reputation and his appearance.
For her to keep on eating what she wants, however, shows that she may be intimidated , however she hasn’t broken her spirit completely or destroyed her character entirely . Nora still possesses enough of herself to eventually find her way back to freedom and sense of
The ending’s purpose is to have a rupture between Nora’s past and future, but still being realistic and showing that there are hopes for a return. Nora has always been looked upon like a doll, by both her father and husband. She is responsible for the duties of the household and maintaining her husband’s happiness, even though she agonizes. Ordinarily, appearances sustain their marriage. To Torvald, Nora’s figure is only an accessory to his public life.
Nora lies and cheats out her friends and family in the beginning but then learns to use her superego in the end. She goes through act one listening to her id and focusing on her desires. Throughout the rest of the book she becomes more aware of her superego. She becomes more rational about her problems and chooses the best possible solution. She becomes a strong independent woman by leaving her husband because she felt she protecting not only herself but her family as well.
In the modern world divorce is not something that is considered overly strange or obtuse regardless of whether the person to instigate the divorce is the husband or wife. For many people, marriage is both a legal contract between two individuals who decide building their life together but also the divine union of two separate spirits. In A “Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen, the character of Nora leaves her husband of several years in order to pursue her own goals in life and find herself. While many people might still see this as a controversial decision as the woman had children with her husband, others instead point out the ways in which Nora acts as a kind of precursor to the women's rights movement as she decides to make a change for her own betterment instead of for the betterment of her family. It is in this light that Nora’s perspective on her life, the changes that she needs to make, and the overall way she is treated by her husband that allows her to make her decision as one that is not only understandable but preferential to the alternative of staying with Torvald.
The decision must be hard because, in that time period, leaving one’s own family and children would be hard to imagine, so the decision to abandon her child, must have been really difficult decision, and a big sacrifice. Another thing that all these female characters had sacrificed is their job availability. Nora has to find a work to help her pay off her debt. Mrs. Linde really needs to support herself, but she has no other way to get a job. This is why her ask her old friend Nora to help her acquire a job.
Introduction In this essay I will be fully explaining the character I chose this term for my treatment. I will be playing Nora, the protagonist of Ibsen's problem play A Doll's House takes the bold decision to abandon her husband and children at the end of the play not primarily to be free from marital life marked by domination of her husband, but to educate herself so that she can stand on her own thereby enabling herself to establish her personal identity and to develop a sense of an individual. She is the central and most significant character in the play, is Nora Helmer. This plays theme mainly focuses on Nora's feelings and actions. Through particular events that occur in the play, Nora becomes confused about the purpose