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...e spoke out against Helmer and said that she has “…other duties just as sacred… [d]uties to [herself]” (78). Finally, Mill concludes by explaining that women are the only one’s who understand and can truly identify the oppression they have lived under, yet few women speak up because their voices will be refuted (438). However unlike most women, Nora finally speaks up for herself as she admits that she is leaving Helmer. Nora has finally discovered the cage she has been trapped in and the fake man that she has married and as she leaves she says, “…it dawned upon [her] that for eight years [she] had been living here with a strange man, and had borne him three children” (80). She explains to Helmer that she has been living under the illusion that she was happy, but in reality she was just a little skylark chirping for her owner and now she has finally been set free.
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