A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen Essay

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A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, is a play that has two main characters who are dynamic and multiple static characters that can be described as foil characters. The main characters are Nora and Torvald Helmer, who are married. Throughout the play Nora proves to be the protagonists with the way she is involved with the entire play. Her character is developed throughout the dialogue between; Dr. Rank, Mrs. Linde, and Nils Krogstad. These three characters provide dialogue with Nora to give the reader more information of her and the traits she has as an individual. Some of the traits that are discovered are her abilities to be independent and mature even though at face value may not seem possible at the beginning of this play. The character that is difficult to discover is the antagonist. As Krogstad is an easy target when looking for a villain for the way he blackmails Nora about the money she borrowed. At the end of the play Krogstad is a changed man as a woman known as Krogstad’s old lover offers her heart once again. Krogstad still had evil motives toward Nora but in the end without Krogstad, would Nora still just be Torvald’s doll? This is where Torvald comes in as the antagonist, he is the one who is in constant battle with the protagonist, Nora Helmer. Torvald is the one who continues to keep Nora a home wife who seems to be a dependent person. This role switch between Krogstad and Torvald is the very reason Torvald is the antagonist, although this role switch was not…

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