A Dolls House Analysis

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A Dolls House Analysis Helmer: What is this? Do you now what is in this letter? Nora: Yes I know. Let me go! Let me get out? Helmer: (holding her back) Where are you going? Nora: (trying to get free) You shan’t save me, Torvald Helmer: (reeling) True? Is this true, that I have read here? Horrible! No, no – it is impossible that this is true. Nora: It is true. I have loved you above everything else in the world. Helmer: Oh, don’t let us have any silly excuses. Nora: (taking a step towards him) Torvald! Helmer: Miserable creature – what have you done? Nora: Let me go. You shall not suffer for my sake. You shall not take it upon yourself. In the book ‘A Dolls House’ by Henrik Ibsen on page seventy-six a dialog can be found between a husband and his wife over the contents of a letter. In the first line you can hear Helmers concern and anger over the contents of the message that surely has a very precarious subject to it. Then you can hear Nora in the second line becoming submissive and admitting to the letters issue and also a struggle, “Let me go! Let me get out”, against what must be Helmers firm grasp. He continues to forcefully retain his wife in the following line, demanding, “where are you going?” The struggle is still present in the fourth line, where Nora unexpectedly and assertively exclaims, “you shan’t save me, Torvald!” making us feel her anger at Helmers reaction to the letter. In the middle of the text Nora pronounces her love of Helmer, “I have loved you above everything else in the world”, whether true or not and tries to make him release her. Helmer then harshly accuses her of “silly excuses” and refuses to be convinced by her pleading words. Ibsen uses two words in the following line, miserable and creature. These words would be filled with rage and were said to inflict pain on whoever hears, especially to Nora, who is

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