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A Doll's House

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A Doll’s House is a play that depicts the stereotypical roles of a woman in our society. One is able to appreciate these roles in the character of Nora as she unravels her decisions and attitudes throughout the play. Nora at first appears to be a silly, greedy girl, but then one learns that she has made great sacrifices to save her husband 's life and pay back her secret loan. By the end of the play, she has realized her true strength and strikes out as an independent woman. Torvald, despite all his flaws, appears to be a loving, devoted and generous husband. But it later transpires that he is a shallow, vain man, concerned principally with his public reputation, and too weak to deliver on his commitment to shoulder any burden that would fall…show more content…
Nora as a loving wife makes a deal with Krogstad, so she can use the money to visit Italy because the doctor advises her that a vacation in a tropical weather can help ease Torvald’s condition. As a woman that cares about her husband and sees the wellness of her children, Nora does the unthinkable and challenges the law by falsifying her father signature so that she can borrow money from Krogstad, and use it for the trip to Italy. But everything seems to be so perfect until the moment Krogstad notices that Mrs. Linde has been offered a position as a prospective assistant at the bank. Krogstad himself looking after his kids and knowing that he is about to lose his job due to a previous forgery incident, and being so hard for him to get offered a job because of his reputation, begins to blackmail Nora to assure his position at the bank. As a result, Nora sees herself in a situation “between the sword and the wall” and decides to make a plan to look after the upcoming letters since Krogstad threatens Nora to mail her husband the contract. Her plan does not go well and Torvald reads the letter that Krogstad left in the mail. As Torvald reads the confession his associate communicates in the letter, Nora discovers that for some strange reason Krogstad has decided to end the threats and asks her forgiveness for hurting her in that way. Torvald full of anger discovers that his wife has been…show more content…
Nora, a wife that have taken matter into her own hands, with the only intentions to save her husband’s life and provide the best for her children has committed the crime of forgery. Nora, in fact, has falsified her father 's signature to get the money from krogstad so she can use it to visit Italy since her husband 's condition has become critical due to the cold weather conditions in their country. So a trip to Italy promises Nora ease and peace to her life. Krogstad, her allied and alibi see himself in a position of need since he is about to lose his job at the bank, blackmails Nora to assure his position at the bank. The confrontation between both Krogstad and Nora are getting out control and the situation has become known to Torvald, Nora’s husband. Noticing how Torvald primarily concerned with his pride and status in the town, persuades Nora to leave her husband and family behind since she finally see that she always been a doll that both Torvald and her father have used for many years to use her as they