Character Analysis Of A Doll's House

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A Doll House Many females in the 1800’s did not have the courage to make decisions on their own. In the play A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer takes risks while making the decision to save her husband’s life. Nora does a good job in showing what self-respect truly means. The author focuses on what a marriage should contain by the way the characters interact with each other. The author shows us the different personalities about each character, allowing us to view their strengths and weaknesses. Though out the play the characters show their true intentions revealing their honest nature. Nora is the protagonist in the play and the wife of Torvald Helmer. Nora begins out very playful, and full of life. Her role in the play is slightly mischievous but very loving and passionate. We do get the sense she is not as happy as she seems to be. We later understand how she truly feels about her marriage. She is upset that she is not allowed to make decision by herself as when she break the custom of consulting with her husband abut a loan and she gets it by herself. Nora felt like a doll, and she got the strength to free herself from that oppressive situation. Nora poses as the happy wife but she is really miserable. Torvald Helmer is…show more content…
Linde is a childhood friend of Nora’s. Christine Linde is a very warm hearted woman. Mrs. Linde’s is living a very poor life, and is a widow. Her husband passed away and she had to take care of her two brothers. Linde wanted to have a life with Krogstad and she wanted to help him raise his two young sons. Linde seems as a strong woman but she is really weak and she needs a man in her life. Dr. Rank is a family friend of the Helmer’s. Dr. Rank does not care about the opinions of others and is very to himself. We can see later he is very accepting of his fate. He knew he was dying and he did not want anyone to be next to him at that moment. Dr. Rank poses to be Nora’s best friend but deeply inside he is in love with
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