a dolls house

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A Doll’s House
South University

Ibsen’s a doll house centers around a time where men worked and women were the care givers of the home. In a Doll’s House there were some major points made that eventually led up to that one defining moment. The defining moment for me was when Nora decided that she no longer wants to live the lifestyle of being the “doll”. It starts with Torvalds reading the letter about her borrowing the money and Nora’s secret is finally exposed.

Nora and Torvald to outsiders, seem to have the perfect life. They seem like a happily married couple with no worries in the world. But little do they know a lot goes on behind closed doors in their home. There are serious financial issues
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She then says “In all these eight years--longer than that--from the very beginning of our acquaintance, we have never exchanged a word on any serious subject”( Ibsen, 2011, Act III) . Most of their relationship centered on a lot of playfulness so it was really sad that it took a lie for them to finally act like a married couple.
Throughout the play I often thought of Nora and Torvald as father and daughter because they gave me that impression and Nora even says “And you have always been so kind to me. But our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll wife, just as at home I was Papa 's doll child; and here the children have been my dolls. I thought it was great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. That is what our marriage has been, Torvald” (Ibsen, 2011, Act III) .If I was an outsider looking in I would think that. Granted, there was love in the relationship but then you have to think about what married couples actually do. When Nora decided to finally leave Torvald it was a shocker for me, but when she left her children behind I felt as if she was very selfish on her part. I understand leaving your husband because you are not happy in your relationship but to leave your kids did not sit well with me. I often wondered what made Nora leave her children behind. Was she just now trying to live her life after being in an unhappy home for
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