Protagonist/Antagonis A Doll'S House

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Henrick Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is a play that takes it’s readers on a ride, showing them that a marriage, though on the outside looks healthy, really can have many flaws and can be full of deceit. It also shows how money really is, or can be the basis of many relationships, which is still true today. Throughout this play, it seems as if one can’t really choose which character is the antagonist and which deserves to be the protagonist, although each character shows qualities of both. It can be argued that Nora is the antagonist because she is constantly lying to her husband, Torvald, and doing things he tells her not to behind her back. Also, it becomes clear that most of the things she does, for instance, anytime Nora shows affection it is only to receive some kind of payment. Also at the end of the play, she leaves her children, which in the time period of the play that is unheard of. In one’s personal opinion, Nora is not the antagonist of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” Alas, I believe that the true antagonist of this play would have to be Torvald himself. He allowed all of these things to happen by being stubborn and allowing his marriage of love to fade into just a marriage based on money. Torvald, changed Nora into his own personal ‘doll’ and when he finds out how she saved his life, tears her apart with words. That is why in my opinion, Torvald is the Antagonist of Henrick Ibsen’s “A Doll’s
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