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  • Torvald in A Doll's House

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    Doll's House, Torvald, the father and husband of the house, treats his wife, Nora, like one of their children. Torvald seems to have confusion between the role of wife/mother and child. The way he treats Nora seems like he wants to tell her what to do and wear and eat, just like you would to a child. He yells at her about spending money and other petty things as well. Typically, in any society, it is not difficult to distinguish between an adult and a child. But in A Doll's House, Torvald seems to have

  • Torvald and Nora in in Ibsen's A Doll's House

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    The Character of Torvald and Nora in A Doll's House In Ibsen's "A Doll's House", there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have. It seems that Nora is a type of doll that is controlled by Torvald. Nora is completely dependent on Torvald.  His thoughts and movements are her thoughts and movements.  Nora is a puppet who is dependent on its puppet master for all of its actions. The most obvious example of Torvald's physical control over Nora can be seen in his teaching

  • Torvald Helmer of Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

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    Torvald Helmer of Henrik Isben's A Doll's House In Henrik Isben's A Doll's House, he makes the observation that women in contemporary society posses no independent self unrestricted from the male's image of them; Isben accomplishes this through the character relationship between Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora. Henrik Isben sought to show the psychological complexity of realism underneath the surface of a typical urban bourgeoisie or professional class family. Thus in doing so, brings out

  • The Character of Torvald Helmer and Nils Krogstad in A Doll's House

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    Torvald Helmer is the least likeable character in A Doll's House, a play by Henrik Ibsen. Torvald is sometimes portrayed as a sexist pig. Such a reading does an injustice to Torvald. There is more depth to his character if one follows the hints that he had actively covered up for Nora's father. The first hint came when Nora told Kristina that Torvald had given up his government post because there was no prospect of advancement. It may be that there was no opportunity for getting ahead because

  • A Comparison of Willy Loman of Death of a Salesman and and Torvald Helmer of A Doll's House

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    The Characters of Willy Loman from Death of A Salesman and Torvald Helmer of A Doll's House In the stories "Death of A Salesman," and "A Doll's House," there are many similarities.  I went on to pick one character from each story whom's similarity interested me the most.  The characters I picked were Willy Loman from "Death of A Salesman," and Torvald Helmer of "A Doll's House."  I picked these characters because of their motivation to make it to become successful. Willy Loman,

  • Torvald Analysis

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    In the play, “A Doll House”, Torvald Helmer is a controlling, overbearing character who seems to care only about his reputation. He’s the most controlling when it comes to his wife, Nora. He controls her behavior so that it is to his liking and as a result hit reputation will be sturdy. Torvald follows the belief of a man’s role in marriage, and that is to protect and guide his wife in the right direction. He looks for every chance he gets to control his wife and “guide” her as if she is a child

  • Essay on Animal Imagery in A Doll's House

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    character throughout the play. He has Torvald call his wife "his little lark"(Isben) or "sulky squirrel"(Isben) or other animal names throughout the play. He uses a lot of 'bird' imagery-calling her many different bird names. The name Torvald uses directly relates to how he feels about her at the time. The animals Ibsen chooses to use are related to how Nora is acting, or how she needs to be portrayed. For instance: Not even a dozen lines into Act I, Torvald asks (referring to Nora), "Is that my

  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben

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    shocking and disturbing. Torvald, a character who is a typical Victorian era husband, with a sweet wife, three children, a nanny, a maid and a well paid job; would have represented a large percentage of the play’s male audience. Only people, who were well off as Torvald, could go to the theatre and have such luxuries, in that period of time. Torvald is a victim of society, forced by the need to fit into society’s circle and to be classified as high in social status. Torvald is aware of the pressures

  • freedol Nora's Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House

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    initially introduced as a macaroon-loving, naïve individual constantly trying to please her husband.  However, when the audience discovers that she borrowed the funds that allowed her and her husband to travel to Italy for a year in order to save Torvald from certain harm, Nora demonstrates that she is actually a much stronger character than originally portrayed.  However, the real problem lies with the way in which she burrowed the money.  In order to get the cash, Nora forged her father's signature

  • Nora

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    stealth is part of her normal behaviour. When Torvald does appear however, something that becomes very noticeable is the way Nora uses her movement, repetitively, like an application, to alleviate Torvald’s argumentative tone. For example, when her husband vehemently opposes the idea of borrowing, Helmer: … and we will go on the same way for the short time longer that there need be any struggle. Nora: (moving towards the stove) As you please, Torvald. Helemer: (following her) Come, come, my little

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