He always gives her everything she desires which explains why she never feels the need to change. All that Nora is, is not for her to be blamed, but for Torvald to be blamed. He made her who she is, being supportive and in agreement with her self-status. In contrast to further on in the play, Nora t... ... middle of paper ... ...that the only dolls should ever be in a house are children and pets. With all that knowledge gained by Nora she separates herself from Torvald.
Some people will search their whole life, trying to find themselves and what their purpose is in life. They seem to have no identity and have trouble finding one. This is the case for Nora Helmer, the protagonist in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Webster’s Dictionary defines identity as “the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others.” Nora has to follow her husband’s rules and live up to his expectations, not being able to be herself. Nora is portrayed as a doll, hence the title, always following the rules of others, as if she’s in a dream like state.
It sounds like a very romantic story, but little did Nora know what would be in store for her. Torvald treated Nora like she was his child, I guess that is because he took no part in raising his children the he and Nora had together. If Nora would have taken the time to find out if Torvald was the one for her, then maybe it wouldn't have taken her eight years to realize that she never really loved him. If you are unhappy in your home then you leave your spouse, but you are never to leave your children. Even though Nora never really spent much time with her children she loved them to death.
He puts a letter in Torvald’s letterbox detailing the illegal loan. (Nora forged her father’s signature to get it.) Nora tells Mrs. Linde everything. Mrs. Linde says to distract Torvald from the letterbox until she talks to Krogstad. Krogstad and Mrs.
The positions of both women as a daughter, a sister, an employee, a mother, a wife and a partner in the society are questioned. A Doll's House focuses on the relationship of Torvald and Nora Helmer, a husband and wife with three children wherein Nora eventually leaves her family in order to educate herself. Nora Helmer's role as a mother, a daughter and as a wife are brought into question. Was Nora being a good mother for leaving her children? Was she a good wife to Torvald?
A child plays joyfully w... ... middle of paper ... ...eir roles within the family. Their distinctive language reflects their character traits; Helmer being head of the house and Nora being a mother and wife. Ibsen creates the significance of a ‘doll’s house’ to Nora’s and Helmer’s relationship. Although Helmer has power, Nora slightly does in a way. She saved her husband’s life by borrowing money.
Giving the circumstances she, as a woman of that period, by herself and behind her husband forged her dad signature to receive the loan. Now, Nora's lender (Mr. Krogstad), despite her paying punctually, uses that fault as a fraud to pressure her so she could help him to keep his job in the Bank where her husband is going to be the manager. Nora finds out that Torvald would fire Mr. Krogstad at any cost. At learning this, Nora trembles for she knows Mr. Krogstad will tell everything to Torvald. She remains confident; however that Torvald will stand by her no matter what outcome.
“I’ve been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa’a doll-child” (Ibsen 1491). Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House tells a story of scandal and deceit set in the Victorian era. Nora Helmer is married to Torvald Helmer and she feels more like his toy than his wife. Nora had to have Torvald to be able to do anything, because of when she lived. Nora borrows money behind her husband’s back (which is illegal at this time) and tries to cover up everything she has done.
In the beginning of the play, Nora does what society says she should do and be. Nora wants to be appear to be the perfect wife and keep Tovald happy by listening to him and keeping up with her appearences. She wants to appear to have the perfect household and her children are necessary for the perfect family image. Yet, she does not raise her children, the maid does. She only greets and plays with her children.
Torvald was selfish to treat her like a child and have his way, never once wanting to know how she felt about it. He only wanted control over his doll house so that he could do as he pleased. This is why Nora becomes disillusioned with her marriage, she realizes that she was never really a person, but an object to be cherished. She loved her children but she thought it was best to leave them. She had been dishonest with herself her whole life and she did not want them to inherit any immoral things from her.