Analysis Of Nora In A Doll's House

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Breaking ties 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
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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 from, not only her husband but also her children, her house, her life; that…show more content…
“That is like a woman! […] You know what I think about that. No debt, no borrowing” (Ibsen 672). As Torvald clearly views all women as stereotypical spendthrifts, so of course Nora tried to hide the fact she went against his word and borrowed money anyways, he treats Nora as though she where a mere child instead of his equal. “ Nora: What do you consider my most sacred duties? Helmer: […] your duties to your husband and your children” (Ibsen111111) Nora continues to go on “I have other duties just as sacred. […] Duties to myself” (Ibsen). The whole idea was completely scandalous! The thought of a woman might have value other than just being a homemaker and mother was completely

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