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

1006 Words Aug 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Greed in A Doll’s House In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen the character Nora Helmer gets displayed as having greedy characteristics by incorporating them into the dialogue and the stage directions. Greed is defined as intense and selfish desire for something. The novel takes place during the Victorian era with a highly defined class systems. This creates jealousy in lower classes which generally leads to greed. The Helmers live in the middle class, however, Nora strives for upper class status and will do anything in order to appear as an upper class citizen. Nora also displays greedy characteristics such as selfishness throughout the play. Her spendthrift personality causes many financial problems, which includes greed.
The dialogue between the characters in context to other people indirectly describe Nora. The stage directions serve as a metaphorical implementation of Nora’s greedy nature. Nora displays her greediness through what she says to other characters. These connect through the literary techniques used by Ibsen and enhance the reader with a perspective that Nora manipulates everyone to her liking.
Ibsen creates Nora’s selfish nature through dialogue by having Nora speak mostly about herself. Nora wants everything perfect. She craves upper class status. Nora tends to speak of herself in this manner. In act I she scolds at Krogstad, “I didn’t trouble myself about you at all”(Nora.I.pg53) In saying this Nora displays her selfishness. She shows that she will…

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