This captures the overall theme of the sacrificial role of women society expects them to inhabit. Ibsen uses this dramatic and shocking departure to portray Nora’s personal and social progress as both negative and positive. This controversy is evident because leaving one problem may either open the door for positive opportunities, or it may lead to further problems. This conflict surrounding Nora’s departure also draws the audience in because this is exactly what life is like. Everyone has to give up dependency on their parents, significant others, friends, and more in order to find happiness within themselves.
By the end of the play, we see her blossom into an individual who wishes to make her own decisions and follow her own path. Brunnemer also says that, “Nora in having her worst fears materialize, is freed from them” (1). This statement summarizes the ultimate push for Nora’s transformation, by mentioning that she does not fully realize her lack of freedom until her husband discovers the forgery. After the situation passes, and her worst fears are brought to light, she realizes that she does not enjoy the life that she
Nora believes that there should be true love in a marriage. This reveals the reason as to why when Krogstad threatens Nora for her predicament, Nora expresses that “there is no hope for [them] now.”(45) In this passage, Nora shows her fear and wor... ... middle of paper ... ...mately, now she has the courage to study and learn about herself and society. The shift from thinking about the sacrifice for her husband to deciding to abandon this Doll house, reflects an expanded sense of independence and self confidence in Nora. At the end, Nora leaves the Doll house as a tenacious and courageous, independent woman who knows what she wants in life. In conclusion, the play A Doll's House depicts that Nora believes that a couple that loves each other should have the willingness to sacrifice for each other.
Nora had no choice but to seek a loan behind her husband’s back in o... ... middle of paper ... ...ho knows her interests. Nora’s character is great for showing women’s tough character and serves the purpose of showing women becoming more socially accepted. All of these are shown with Nora’s possession of a secret, lying life. Before her transformation, she appears as an attractive, amusing doll to Torvald and her father, but it is only when they find out of her secret letter and forgery is when they start to understand her for more than the gorgeous child that she is. After the transformation, Nora shows that she can fight for her rights, work hard, endure huge amounts of stress, and she is skilled to do things when she is strong-minded.
The women choose to conform to society’s expectations of women in the early twentieth century, however; Edna and Nora struggle with who they truly have become inside, until the conflict either consumes them or sets them free. Edna conforms by enduring her husband, Leonce Pontellier; caring for her children and home, and keeping her relationship with Robert discreet throughout the novel. While there is an obvious internal battle between romance, conformity, confusion, and unrealized raw passio... ... middle of paper ... ...alizes that not only can she accept herself, but no one else can, either, and her metamorphosis leaves her imprisoned. Nevertheless, both women realize that they have become something which only society expects of them, nothing that they have selected for themselves. They have become wives and mothers, instead of potentially single, and independent women, and their boxed-in world suffocates them.
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House play things was not what it seemed. It also teaches us a lesson on the consequences of having a marriage lacking trust and poor communication. The marriage of Torvald and Nora seemed normal like any other marriage in that time period. Torvald was the bread winner Nora was a house wife and she took care of their two children. Nora thought that the only thing she was missing to be the happiest person on earth was money, and all her problems were going to disappear.
The exploration of Nora reveals that she is dependant upon her husband and displays no independent standing. Her progression of understanding suggests woman's future ability to comprehend their plight. Her state of shocked awareness at the end of the play is representative of the awakening of society to the changing view of the role of woman. "A Doll's House" magnificently illustrates the need f... ... middle of paper ... ...le that Nora expects and the miracle that actually happens are entirely different. Nora dreams of the day that her husband will sympathize with her and cease to be the dominating figure with the "upper hand" in their relationship.
As most other men during this time, Torvald believed that women were not capable of making difficult decisions, or thinking for themselves. As the play progresses, Nora faces a life changing decision to abandon her duty as a wife and mother to find her own individuality. Even though Torvald is responsible for partial deterioration in their marriage, it is Nora's feministic beliefs, passion for life, thoughtlessness, and spontaneity that stimulate her ultimate plan to break away and shatter all that remained pleasant in Torvald's “perfect little dollhouse”. Nora, the protagonist, has been treated as a "play thing" by her father and then her husband, Torvald. She is thought to be fragile and incapable of resolving any serious problems.
Transformation of Nora in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House During the time in which Henrik Isben's play, A Doll?s House, took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves. Women were supposed to play a role in which they supported their husbands, took care of their children, and made sure everything was perfect around the house. Nora is portrayed as a doll throughout the play until she realizes the truth about the world she lives in, and cuts herself free. Nora Helmer was a delicate character that had been pampered all of her life, by her father, and by Torvald. She really didn't have a care in the world.
She begins as seemingly exactly what society wants her to be. She is outwardly submissive to Torvald and willingly plays the part of a helpless, needy, and even childlike wife. Nora bends over backwards and resorts to lies and deception to maintain the perfect marriage act with Torvald. In answering Kristine with why she never told her husband about borrowing money to save his life, Nora says “how painful and humiliating it would be for Torvald, with his masculine pride, to know that he owed me anything! It would completely upset the balance of our relationship” (Ibsen, 1128).