As Torvald the husband calls Nora, “A jumpy little squirrel,” she truly holds many of the characteristics that of a squi...
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...ht about those close to Nora which include Anne-Marie and her husband and those who wouldn’t even give a nickel for Nora such as Mr.Krogstad. The sacrifice of her marriage and children, which is everything she has ever really had marks a huge change in the character of Nora Helmer. Having left her children was truly influenced by every character, something I would imagine to be quite hard for a mother. I believe the start of maturity is pronounced when decision making not for the moments pleasure, but for the future is being made. Her leaving to discover herself may also lead Helmer to his own person journey to self-discovery, but I feel that once their children have “left the nest” the Helmers may possibly have their selves figured out to try their marriage again.
Gallienne, Eva Le. Six Plays by Henrik Ibsen. Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1951.
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