Some may say that Nora takes on these separate roles because she is childish and can not comprehend which role she really is. For the author, Torvald stands for all the individual-denying social ills against which Ibsen has dedicated all his writing. Kristine Linde, an old friend of Nora's, who has come seeking employment; and Dr. Torvald's focus on status and being treated as superior by people like Nils Krogstad, highlights his obsession with reputation and appearances. Yet, for all his self-righteousness, Torvald is a hypocrite. She goes behind his back to obtain her ill-gotten loan.
The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, 4th Edition, St. Nora Helmer's last words are hopeful, yet her final action is less optimistic. However, to much of his displeasure the portrayal of the third act was considered erroneous to critics and audiences of that time frame. Enraged, he declares that he is now completely in Krogstad's power; he must yield to Krogstad's demands and keep quiet about the whole affair. Torvald calls Nora by pet-names and speaks down to her because he thinks that she is not intelligent and that she can not think on her own.
She allows her husband to control her every action and gives in to the demeaning pet names he calls her. I want to get on my feet again, Mrs. It will come, little by little, Nora, believe me. When Nora is introduced to us, in the first act, she is simply a young woman who wishes to protect her husband and perhaps have the slightest bit of freedom for herself. She enhances this force by touching him and pausing in between her lines to really get the meaning across. She leaves the children because she feels it is for their benefit, painful as it may be to her.
Implying that Torvald considers Nora merely an ornamented sex object, the author shows how he maintains amorous fantasies toward his wife: he dresses her as a Capri fisher girl and encourages her to dance in order to arouse his desires. Throughout the play there are many examples of Torvald treating Nora badly and in a way insulting her because she's a woman. A Doll's House : Et dukkehjem; also translated as A Doll House is a three-act written by 's. She thought for certain that he would selflessly give up everything for her. Of course, their marriage is one typical of 1800s Europe, and Ibsen uses his play to challenge this status quo. She understands that her husband sees her as an innocent, child-like persona, and she struggles to maintain the façade.
His despair as Nora exits at the very end of the play suggests that, despite his patronizing and unjust treatment of her, Torvald really does love Nora or at least the idea of her. She reveals that she had expected that he would want to sacrifice his reputation for hers and that she had planned to kill herself to prevent him from doing so. His actions and behaviors are driven by this motivation to uphold a high reputation and social acceptance. In order to protect her children from a false life, she inflicts tragedy upon herself by leaving everything she has by walking away. She values love over the law. Every breath the children take in that kind of house is reeking evil germs.
She leaves and wants no contact with Trovalt or children. This version featured , , , and. With this minor act of deception, the audience learns that Nora is quite capable of. Torvald believes that if the mother of a household is dishonest, then surely the children will become morally infected. For more on this moment, check out the entries for Torvald in Also, look at for a discussion of Torvald's journey and possible redemption.
This play is obviously critical of the time period, but also presents little or no solutions. In the end of the play A Dolls House after the truth has been discovered about Nora she makes a very courageous decision. Krogstad - He is the man Nora borrowedmoney from to pay for the trip to Italy. Nora Helmer in Isben's A Doll's House lived in the world of predetermined social and societal constraints that made her deprived her of her freedom and happiness. Helmer is a typical nineteenth century respectable husband. Handing back her wedding ring, the symbol of their marriage, she leaves, her claim for independence complete.
When all the truth is discovered at the end of the play things become very tense between Nora and Trovald. The main character in this play is Nora. Nora lies to herself and the ones she cares about. However, Kristine decides that Torvald should know the truth for the sake of his and Nora's marriage. Basically, she believes that her husband would undergo just as many hardships, if not more, for her sake. Rank leaves the study and mentions that he feels wretched, though like everyone he wants to go on living.