Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll House ' Essay

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In “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen explores the role of women in a traditional society, particularly in the character Nora. Nora’s character is shaped by her reactions to the economic, legal, and religious constraints of her time.

Nora character is shaped by the economic constraints of her time. At the time Nora’s husband was getting a raise and Nora was known to enjoy the feeling of spending money. At the time period in which they are in. The women, who is married, must stay at home to provide for the family. Meaning Nora had to live off of what her husband was making, but she wanted more than what they already had. She even brought up the idea of borrowing money in order to purchase more items. Her husband,Helmer says,” Nora, Nora, how like a woman! No, but seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that. No debts! Never borrow! Something of freedom’s lost -- and something of beauty, too -- from a home that’s founded on borrowing and debt.” Here we see that Nora is constricted in the fact that her husband does not believe on surpassing the money they have to obtain more. He believes there is an ugly lie that comes from a home that borrows. Nora’s character thinks differently in the way of the more the merrier for her. Nora’s character shows she likes to show off all her belongings to people and she can not control it at times. When Mrs. Linde arrives for a visit, Nora goes on by telling her all the positive things that are happening and how she is content that more…

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