Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll 's House '

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The three-act play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, is centered around the protagonist, Nora Helmer whose never been by herself. She lived with her father until he became ill and was left to die on his deathbed, to living with her obliviously controlling husband, Torvald Helmer, who treats her like a possession more than a person. In the beginning of the play, Nora’s sneaky attitude is caused by her husband treating her like a “doll” (hence the name, A Doll’s House). He’s about to get a new job running a bank, which leads the couple not worrying about being poor. However, he is only focused on his self, and his business. An old friend of Nora’s from school, Mrs. Christine Linde, has became a widow left with nothing and tells Nora she needs a job. She does this in hopes of Torvald willing to give her one. While Nora mentions Christines financial problem to Torvald, she tells Christine about a debt she owes in which she won’t reveal from whom. However, Nora does reveal why she borrowed the money. She did so because Torvald was sick from overworking and doctors told her he needed to move South to a warmer climate. Without Torvalds approval, Nora borrowed money from a man named Krogstad who controls the bank Torvald is about manage. This was a bold act, because during the 1800s, women were not allowed to borrow money without their husband’s permission. While this is going on, Torvalds best friend and a good friend of Noras who visits daily, Dr. Rank comes in the story. Dr.Rank
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