Foils are Friends in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

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Throughout our life we meet people in this world who stick around and stay with us through thick and thin. No matter what we as people go through in life, we all have that one friend that knows us like a book. In “A Doll’s House”, by Henrik Ibsen that friend is Christine Linde. Nora and Linde were both significantly close as children, but they fell out of touch as they grew older. They didn’t remain in contact until Linde showed up unexpectedly at Nora’s home before Christmas time. Although they hadn’t kept in close contact for a significant amount of time, it was as if they never lost touch when they were face to face. Christine Linde is a foil for Nora because she had to struggle for a significant time to get to where she is and continually shows us Nora’s strengths and weaknesses. (tries to seek the best advice for Nora whether it’s good or bad/positive or negative. even though they’re total opposites, they both want the best for each other in the end. They want good intentions for each other she had to struggle to receive her happiness and continually tries to seek the best advice for Nora whether is be good or bad/positive or negative.) Generally, in the beginning of the play, it is evident that Christine Linde went through some hardships in her life as she progressed and got older. She explained to Nora all that she went through. “Mrs. Linde tells Nora that she has had some difficult problems and is seeking employment” (A Doll’s House). Linde later than receives
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