Essay on Willy and Nora in A Doll's House

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Willy and Nora in A Doll's House Henrik Ibsens, A Doll House, is about how a family, particularly Nora Helmer, deals with an old secret that is about to become known to her husband Torvald Helmer. At the start of the play Nora is talking with Torvald. Nora begins to acting like Torvald's "little squirrel" in attempt to get money from him. At that time it is not known what she wants the money for, but Nora says it was for Christmas presents. The actual reason for the money is so she can pay on her little secret. Nora's little secret is monetary loan from Nils Krogstad, a clerk at Torvald's bank. What makes the loan so terrible is the fact that she forged her father's signature on the promissory note. In that time period, that…show more content…
In the letter Krogstad apologizes for his action and returns the promissory note absolving Nora of her debt and giving back evidence of Nora's forgery. Upon receipt of the letter Torvald retracted all of the harsh things he had said to Nora. It was then that Nora had her epiphany. Nora realized that to Torvald she was nothing more than a keepsake or a trophy and not a wife. She decided that she would no longer live that way, and that from now on she would live for herself, and then she left. In Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman was an older man who had spent his whole life as a traveling salesman. Willy was a man who believed that in order for a person to be successful, the person only has to be well liked. If a person is well liked, then nothing else really matters. Willy had recently received a cancellation of his salary, and was working on commission alone, which was not making ends meet. Every where Willy turned there were financial issues that could not be solved. Willy also began to have problems with his sanity. After several years of poor sales, and after requesting a local job, Willy was fired. At that point, Willy was devastated. Suddenly Willy realized what he needed to do to make thing right in his eyes. Willy said, "You work all your life and you end up worth more dead than alive", so he decided to commit suicide. By dying, the insurance would pay twenty thousand dollars
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