Mrs. Linde In A Doll's House

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Mrs. Linde is a minor character in the play “A Doll’s House”, by Henrik Ibsen, which reflects a down-to-earth woman and possesses a sensible worldview towards life. Nora, on the other hand, has a childish outlook on life. Mrs. Linde plays a very important role in this issue by polishing Nora’s attitude towards society. She seems obliged to be Nora’s teacher and guide on her journey to maturity. At the beginning of the play Nora receives a visit from Kristen Linde; her childhood friend. However, Mrs. Linde realizes that Nora does not recognize her. Few moments later Nora finally recognizes her and says that Mrs. Linde has changed since they last met by suggesting and remarking how she looks paler and thinner than she remembered and apologizes…show more content…
By the end of the play, both Nora and Mrs. Linde have entered new phases in their lives. Nora has chosen to abandon her children and her husband because she wants independence from her roles as mother and doll-wife. And Mrs. Linde has chosen to abandon her independence to marry Krogstad and take care of his family. They have both chosen their own fates without any male influence whatsoever. In act three Mrs. Linde sits in the Helmers’ house, waiting for Krogstad in order to persuade him of retiring the letter (which affected Nora’s relationship by telling the truth about the money loan) from the letterbox, she suggests that they have “a great deal to talk about,” Mrs. Linde starts by saying that she felt the marriage was necessary for the sake of her brothers and mother but regrets having ignored her heart, which told her to stay with Krogstad. She tells Krogstad that she wants to get back together with him, to take care of him and his children. Knowing this, Krogstad’s eyes quickly felt with tears of joy and
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