A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen Essay examples

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In “ A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, numerous indication of symbolism can be discovered throughout the whole play, but there is one detail of the play that doesn’t stick out to the reader like the others. “Nora’s childhood friend, [C]hristine Linde,” is one of the main characters in the play. Ibsen only gave the audience little aspects of Christine’s character in the play, only giving information about her relationship with Nora, Why she visited Nora and her [backstory]. But what is Christine’s purpose in the story? The audience might perceive Christine’s as a needy person looking for work, but her role in the story is more important than just a “friend [seeking] help to find a “[job]” (Galens). She helps Nora not only to be “truthful in her marriage,” but also helped Nora with her [awakening]. Thanks to Christine’s actions towards the end of the play, Nora realizes the truth behind her relationship with her husband, Torvald, isn’t [real]. Nora’s “childhood [companion]” is more than a good, kind and caring friend, but Nora’s guardian angel.
Ibsen wanted to reveal to the audience that Nora had a “[kind] and caring [nature] and not just a [money hungry]" (Gilbert). Nora showed her “Kindness" towards [Christine] by asking “Torvald to give her a job at the bank”. Torvald “gives Christine the job” and she was thankful that Nora did that for a friend in need. [Upon Christine 's arrival,] Nora showed her “selflessness [nature]” towards Christine, [proving that she’s care’s…

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