Character Analysis Of Nora Helmer

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Nora Helmer, wife of Torvald Helmer, is cheerful natured woman who is loved by her husband very much. Torvald expresses his love toward her saying her “little lark” and “little squirrel” and other praising words. Though they love each other very much, Torvald sometimes uses words that are against his attitude of loving Nora. On the eve of Christmas, Nora buys lots of gifts for children. Though Torvald doesn’t like this, he tells her that they can spend more without caring much as compared to earlier days as he has got a bank job to do. Despite his mixed feelings, Torvald always loves Nora very much. He expresses his feelings towards Nora by saying, "It 's a sweet little bird, but it gets through a terrible amount of money. You wouldn 't believe…show more content…
Nora tells about her secret of incurring debt but she doesn’t tell her from whom she borrowed money. Then comes the antagonist character of the story, Krogstad. Krogstad is a person who works in a bank who is managed by Torvald. Torvald hates him so much that he wants to fire him. He doesn’t like Krogstad’s presence as it gives him bad vibes. Actually, Torvald decides to assign his job to Mrs Linde who is searching for a job to make her living. Krogstad goes inside the study room of Torvald when Nora and Mrs Linde are sitting with Dr Rank, a family friend of Helmer’s. Nora pretends to be knowing Krogstad but she doesn’t act to be knowing him. When Dr Rank, Mrs Linde and Torvald go from house, Krogstad meets Nora. Actually, Nora has taken debt from him under the name of her father even if he died before she took loan. So Krogstad begins to blackmail her. He tells her that if she would not convince Torvald not to fire him, he would tell Torvald Nora’s whole secret and their wedding life would be at danger. She tries her best to convince Torvald not to fire Krogstad but Torvald sends letter of firing Krogstad in middle of their conversation about this subject. To cover her secret and be saved from facing storm of anger from Torvald, she flirts with Dr Rank and demands some money to pay debt to Krogstad. But this plan goes all wrong when Dr Rank tells her that he was suffering from Tuberculosis is dying. He also tells…show more content…
He shows this letter to her and tells her to convince Torvald to reoffer him his job along with higher post than previous one. Nora tells whole problem to Mrs Linde. Mrs Linde, who was previously in love with Krogstad and ditched him as she wanted to marry richer man who can take care of her family. Mrs Linde promises Nora to convince Krogstad not to ruin her life. Mrs Linde goes to Krogstad’s home but he is not at his house. Mrs Linde tells Nora to keep that letter out of reach of Torvald till she talks with Krogstad. On that day, Helmers are going to ball room party of their neighbour. When Torvald is going to check his letterbox, Nora prevents him from doing so. She tells him to check her performance of tarantella which they are going to perfrom that day. She dances so badly that Torvald practices with her to improve her performance for whole evening and doesn’t check his mail box. Nora’s efforts to distract Torvald from checking his mail box are explained in his own words, "Nora, darling, you 're dancing as if your life depended on it!"(pg.

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