Nora In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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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. It was essential for Ibsen to end the play this way, because respect is needed for one to be happy. Throughout the play Nora is treated as if she was a child. The way Torvald refers to her, is somewhat degrading.…show more content…
Throughout their years of marriage they kept up a fake front. Nora is willing to do anything for Torvald but the same cannot be said for him. He treats her like an object not the person he loves. Torvald is in love with the thought of being in love with Nora. He gives Nora a bit of hope when he says “...do you know, Nora I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life’s blood and everything for your sake.” (61). Nora sees this as a good thing. But looking into it. Being in love with someone does not consist of wanting them to be in “some great danger”. After saying this Nora believes that Torvald will do just that but he reacts to the letter by telling her “don 't make silly excuses. Miserable creature--what have you done?” (62). Torvald does the exact opposite of what he said he would do if Nora was in any danger. They way Torvald speaks to Nora after her read the letter was revolting. He starts to feel betrayed and calls Nora “...a hypocrite, a liar--worse, worse a criminal!” (62). Torvald disgrases Nora, talking to her as if she was a complete stranger. This opened up Nora’s eyes and she realizes that Torvald doesn 't really love her. She sees that she has been living a
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