In the play A Doll House a woman named Nora starts out careless and childlike, who has over time developed as a character. At this time period woman weren’t allowed to do certain things without a man approval. Yet at the beginning Nora already started showing some rebellion by eating macaroons and lying about it. What else could she be possibly lying about? In the story A Doll House, Nora is portrayed as a strong female role model for her time period because she made difficult sacrifices, went against societies expectations, and takes responsibility for her actions.
First off the character Nora is portrayed as a strong female role model for her time period in A Doll House because she made some very difficult sacrifices regarding her life. When a woman cares deeply for someone who’s sick of course she’d do anything in her power to try and make their lives a little better. Saying “ it was necessary he should have no idea what a dangerous condition he was in. It was to me that the doctors came and said that his life was in danger,” (Ibsen 679). By taking actions into her own hands showed she wasn’t afraid to sacrifice some rules in order to take out a loan, even if that meant she’d go against her husband’s wishes, even if that meant she would be putting herself on the line by foraging her fathers name. Another big step was at the end Torvald found out about Nora’s debt, so enraged he told her “ I shall not allow you to bring up the children,” (Ibsen 717) stripping his wife of her most feminine role, motherhood. So as the truth unfolds Nora’s awareness sharpens, escalating the independence, the need for rebellion, that has finally surfaced, pushing her over the edge to stand up to Torvald and leave him. Nora walked away...
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... her loan, noticing she forged a signature, Krogstad tries to blackmail Nora. Did she forge her father’s signature? Yes, but her acts of crime was not one of malice but out of love. Being said, she withheld information because it was her own debt to pay back, trying hard not to involve her family in any of her mischief acts. “of course I was the responsible one. Whenever Torvald has given me money for new dresses and such things, I have never spent more than half of it.” Even as to explain to Mrs. Linde that she “found other ways of earning money. Just last winter I was lucky enough to get a lot of copying to do; so I locked myself up and sat writing every evening until quite late at night, […] it was a tremendous pleasure to sit there working and earning money” (Ibsen 680). Not only did she get a loan but was willing to get a job pay off her debt.
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