About the Story "A Doll's House" Essay

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Rough Draft In “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, Nora Helmer is a young mother of three (Ivar, Bob, and Emmy). Nora is an obedient house wife from the 19th century. In the story Nora yearns to be an independent woman. Mr. Helmer holds the deed in the marriage. In the 19th century, men and woman were trapped in their gender roles. Women to a certain extent were enslaved in their gender and where certain restrictions were enforced on them by a male dominant culture. With that, Mr. Helmer shows his inner character. Throughout the story Nora will reveal her strengths and determination and her inner desires. The struggles Nora faces and the secrets that’s needed not to be reveled. Nora finds the aptitude to defeat the hardship of her life. In act one it goes on showing the different burdens of Mr. Helmer and the child like nick names he has made up for her. Helmer: “Is that my little lark twittering out there?” as well as “little squirrel” “little skylark “or "little songbird" (Ibsen, 2011). Mr. Helmer acting like Nora is a child in the story he holds the power of everything including the money. Another name that is used is “Spendthrift” this is when money is being spent recklessly. Helmer: “Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?” (Ibsen, 2011). This just shows that Torvald does not like his money to be spent and if it is spent, he has to know about where it is being spent. They also have different attitudes toward borrowing money. Torvald had an illness and was on the edge of death but being the way that he is Nora turns to Krogstad for help. Turning to someone else without approval by her husband is strictly forbidden. This is the start of Nora’s independence, the sacrifice she is willing to take knowing that borrowing money is forbidden. She starts the process to help her husband get better. Nora has stated that she raised the money to Mrs. Linde
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