The way that Nora responds to Torvald and his many rules show again Nora’s childish nature. This is evident in how Torvald controls Nora and does not want her to eat macaroons. After realizing that Nora had in fact had some, he questions her to which she responds “No; what makes you think that?” (Ibsen 1361). Nora hides the truth from Torvald as if he is her father and is unable to stand up to him because she fears what may happen to her even though they should be equals. Although it may be frowned upon for the wife to make such decisions in this period, Nora knows that this is no way to live, and instead of making that known she buries the idea.
The men in A Doll’s House treat women differently then they treat other men. To society at the time men were above women. The evidence has been stated that Nora is treated like a child by her husband, Nora has to follow all of her husbands decisions, and the social customs of the time didn't
Additionally, Nora proves that she has the capability to use her talents in effective manners to achieve goals for her own benefit. Nora also possesses a great sense of intuition concerning the events and interactions going on around her. Finally, Nora demonstrates the self-awareness to realize her status in her life with Torvald and has the resolve to choose a path towards bettering herself. All of these instances demonstrate that Nora possesses the qualities of a sophisticated and competent individual who can function in life outside the denouncement as a simple child
In this situation, Nora is collective as well—she was calm about her remaining hours instead of being overwhelmed by negative emotions concerning death. Nora’s ability to use simple math and being calm about her fate brings out her masculinity, which in turn shows how Nora breaks free of the conventional Victorian label that women only duty is to raise children and do housework, and that she is capable of performing male-exclusive work alongside with female-exclusive
It is a thing hundreds of thousands of women have done,” (III). While a neutral reader will be more focused on Nora’s response, this reader would instead be focusing on Torvalds statement, and the fact that he needs to be told this seals his fate in the eyes of this reader. No matter how much he changes, the fact that this had never occurred to him before, in the eyes of this reader, makes him utterly irredeemable. This hold even after the end when Torvald says “The most wonderful thing of all —?” (III). This refers to Nora’s statement that in order to get them back together the most wonderful thing of all would have to happen.
When Nora was forced to reveal the truth to Torvald it showed just how much Torvald really cared about what others thought. He was so worried about her ruining his reputation that he could have cared less what happened to her. Krogstad unintentionally showed Nora just how little she really meant to Torvald. He gave Nora the independence she needed to leave Torvald
Nora feels proud of her act. As a loving woman, she shows her sacrifice to save her husband. However, she does not intend to disclose the truth, since Helmer is reluctant to taking a loan, She keeps the secret. However, when Mrs. Linde becomes intimate, she discloses her past. .
Nora is a character that will do everything that somebody tells her, she is kind of submissive regarding what Torvald says. She has to mention him at least once while she’s talking about anything, but she does have some petty forms of rebellion, like the macaroons. A larger way of her rebelling would be when she pays for the trip so that Torvald can get better. She is viewed as a child by Mrs. Linde, Christine, and is treated like one by Torvald and it seems almost like they look down on her because she is a woman and she is completely dependent on her husband. Her character, at this point, has no backbone; she is completely captivated by this life in which she perceives as
Torvald also treats her as a child, for example, by forbidding her from eating macaroons, something she does anyway despite her promises of total obedience to him. However, we soon realise that she has strengths and depths that she has hitherto kept hidden, as she has taken a loan for Torvald’s health without letting him know. Nora has never lived alone, going immediately from the care of her father to that of her husband, Inexperienced in the ways of the world as a result of this sheltering. Her friendship with Mrs Linde is and Dr Rank is amiable, helpful and healthy, and Dr Rank was secretly in love with Nora but maintained a distance for the purity of her relationship. She is a loving and affectionate Mother despite the fact that the old nurse takes care of them is largely responsible for their upbringing.