A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll House showcases the harsh reality and truth of someone being something that they are not, and it shows the journey that Nora Helmer has to take to realize what she wants in life to find the real her. Throughout the play A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, we learn about the main character and her qualities. Nora Helmer is the wife of Torvald Helmer, who became very unhealthy. By trying to help her husband’s health, Nora begins going into debt and commits a criminal offense, forgery; she does all this for the man that she loves. Nora has many challenges and difficulties to deal with during the play. Nora goes from being a childish and scatter minded woman to one that knows what she wants in life and shows us that she has more wisdom than we had first thought. At the beginning of the play, Nora seems to have a mind and behavior more like a child than a grown woman. Nora also seems to not mind being treated like a doll because she is being pampered by her now wealthy husband. Nora’s husband, Torvald, seems to thinks that she is sometimes silly, and we see this with the one of the lines from the play, “Are you scatterbrains off again?” (Ibsen 1449). Although it seems Nora is nothing merely than a childish and ditzy person, she shows us the good qualities within her as well. Nora would be considered by many as a daring and determined woman because of what she does for her husband. Throughout Act One, we see many different characteristics from Nora already. We see courage and

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