A Fabricated Identity

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A Fabricated Identity: Nora’s Static Character, and the Efforts made to Sustain a constructed Facade
One of the most challenging aspects of living in large communities is enduring the pressuring demands of society, an unquestionable truth, even in the nineteenth century. Differing reactions to those compelling demands is a centrally discussed theme in the modern play A Doll’s House. In This play, Henrik Ibsen constructs a fabricated identity for his character by hiding her behind a facade that is implied by her actions - one that is further reinforced by her interactions and conversations with Mrs. Linde and Torvald. Ibsen’s construction of this unsustainable illusion causes the audience to see her persona as that of a dynamic character instead of realizing that it is what made her static persona seem so. Nevertheless, the audience’s eventual discovery of her facade and their realization that Nora has a static persona was made possible
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Ibsen constructs for his character a facade causing the formation of her fabricated identity, and the subsequent belief that Nora has a dynamic character. Ibsen’s facade was constructed when Nora was essentially portrayed as a childish naive and careless person. This can be seen when she …… instead of ……. Which eventually causes the audience to assume the characters of her personality based on what Ibsen essentially implies. Needless to say, Nora is a manipulative smart and independent women, but the audience does not discover that until later on during the play - by acknowledging that she successfully got Mrs. Linde a job, obtained four thousand crowns, and forced Torvald into accomplishing her desires. The audience’s delayed discovery of Nora’s true identity causes the formation of her fabricated identity because Ibsen’s facade hides her personality and instead implies an untruthful

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