Examples Of White Lies In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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White lies and are used to ease someone’s feelings and deception to trick others to profit oneself, telling a lie reveals clues of a person or character’s beliefs and state of mind. In the famous play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, the main protagonist Nora used deceptions and lies to protect her loved ones. Though white lies are often considered to do more good than harm, in A Doll’s House, Nora, a house wife who borrowed in order to save her husband’s life, was presented with the dilemma of going to jail for borrowing without her husband or father’s consent, or having to repay the debt all on her own in secret. Nora, as a woman who loved her husband, chose to spare her husband the stress of shouldering a major crime by borrowing with a forged signature of her father. Even though at the time such action was a crime, she had her own viable reasons to do so. As Nora has said, she did it for her husband, and not only for his health but also his pride. Torvald is a very prideful man who has always been the major financial contributor of the family, and as he became ill, he was no longer to support the family as before. Under the circumstances, borrowing money from someone else to cure his illness would be a harm toward Torvald’s personal pride, as he would never allow his family to be in debt, let alone having his wife to leave the comfortable household to work in order to pay for him. Therefore Torvald’s pride left Nora with no choice but to borrow from Krogstad and
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