A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll House was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. There are two woman in the play, Nora and Mrs. Linde who have some differences, but also share some similarities. Nora is married to Torvald Helmer, they have three children together. Miss. Linde is a widow an took care of her younger siblings and her now deceased mother. Nora and Mrs. Linde are different in the way they have lived the past couple of years and how at the end of act three they are changing their lifestyles by either going from independent to a dependent life or from a dependent to an independent lifestyle. Through these differences, they also share a similarities in the way they have cared for a family member, they are proud of this accomplishment, marry for money, work hard to earn money, and both ultimately were willing to sacrifice themselves for their families. Even though Nora and Mrs. Linde live different lifestyles, they both took care of a loved one and feel proud and happy for what they did. By the end of Act Three, both Nora and Mrs. Linde have entered new phases in their life. At the end of the play, Nora goes from being dependent on Torvald to being independent. At the beginning, Nora was asking her husband Torvald for money and at the end, when he would find the note Krogstad left him, he becomes angry at her. When he calls her horrible names, she sticks up for herself and says, "we 've been married now eight years. Doesn 't it occur to you that this is the first time we two, you and I, man and

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