Many women during the 1870's and 1880's began to realize and emphasize their self-worth. Many women yearned for an escape from the confines of the home...
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... considered as an equal to Torvald, and this is quite acceptable. She goes above and beyond, leaving her children to secure their futures. As a wife, as a woman, and a mother, Nora is greater than an equal. She is softhearted, yet hardy enough to escape from the confines of the home; neglecting social and familial pressures in order to secure herself as an individual, not just as a wife and mother.
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