A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

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“There is beauty in truth, even if it 's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don 't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one 's character, one 's mind, one 's heart or one 's soul.” (José N. Harris). Nora Helmer’s choice to lie and deceive is inappropriate and wrong for women to do to her husband during this time period; it ruins her relationship, marriage, and motherhood. Due to Nora’s past decisions she is the one who destroys her life and future because she lies and deceives, however due to Nora lying and deceiving it did ruin her relations, yet it let her begin to search for self to gain personal freedom, she no longer wants to be oppressed and living for others. Throughout the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Ibsen employs foreshadowing, indirect characterization, and symbols to reveal the larger theme that one 's choice to lie and deceive can destroy future relations between others.
Ibsen demonstrates how the choice to lie and deceive can destroy future relations between others, through indirect characterization of Nora’s character. Ibsen indirectly characterizes Nora as secretive through her dialogue to reveal the theme of how one 's past decisions can affect one 's future by not telling the truth and getting buried in deeper in lies. As Nora tells Torvald she has forgotten the whole dance

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