Individualism In The Doll's House, By Henrik Ibsen's Doll House

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In life, many of us struggle when it comes to being ourselves. Individualism is the act of being independent, where you can stand alone in a situation no matter what may happen. In the 1900s, women could have this individualism because women could not own business nor control their own money, for which they need their husband authorization to do so. In the Doll House story, written by Henrik Ibsen, Nora Helmer is an individual. Nora breaks the rule of injustice by taking out a loan without the authority of her husband or her father. Nora’s individualism is develop throughout the play. At the beginning of the story her husband does not see her as wife material but as child. Nora however risks herself to save her husband, which makes her an individual.
Nora, a hardworking mother and wife, spends most of the play putting others before herself. Nora has taken risks to save her husband from death. What Nora did was an illegal act because females were not allowed to borrow money from the bank. But despite everything Nora forged a signature of her father to get money so she could save her husband’s life. This is an act of individuality. According to a Doll House it states that “a wife cannot borrow without her husband’s consent"(Ibsen 891). Mrs. Linde tells Nora that she can't borrow money
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By forging a signature under her father’s name to save her husband she takes biggest risk a woman like Nora could’ve ever take. She does not really care about the consequences of his actions because it was out of love. She decides to leave to find her real self, and to be an independent woman. Though she is going to leave the children alone around, being herself and a true individualist is the one thing that matters most to her. Nora no longer believes that her miracle is not possible, because it is a miracle where she had to take the first step, and change the

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