Mrs. Linde In A Doll's House

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Henrik Johan Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright. He has written many famous plays like the tragedy ‘Brand’ and ‘Hedda Gabler’. A Doll’s House is considered one of most popular plays out of all his works. In 1879, the play 'A doll’s House’ brought quite a stir by the character of Nora, who is the protagonist of the play and her struggle in the role of wife and mother and then her own self-exploration. During that time, women were considered to be only house wives and had no freedom of their own. They were not treated as equal to men and always needed the permission of the man who ‘owned’ them. Ibsen believed that women had the right to develop their own individuality .As Nora is shown as an independent woman who wants to explore the world on her own, led to debates and created a revolution in the society. In this play the writer questions the society regarding the role of a woman.
In this play money symbolizes the power one character has over another. Nora had borrowed money from Krogstad as Torvald was sick but she had forged
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Mrs.Linde functions a device for exposition and is the force for truth in Nora’s life. It is understood from the play that Mrs.Linde has been through a lot of hardship since her husband’s death. Mrs.Linde gives us a better understanding of the character of Nora. They are parallel characters. Both the characters were willing to sacrifice themselves for their dear once. We also get to know that Mrs.Linde was in a relationship with krogstad before. When she learns that Krogstad is blackmailing Nora she confronts him and says she still loves him and convinces him to stop all his bad deed and start a new life together. Mrs.Linde removes krogstad form the role of a villain. This shows that Mrs.Linde’s actions directly affect Nora. Were it not for Mrs.Linde’s example Nora might have not awakened to reality and would have remained Torvalds
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