Nora In 'A Doll's House'

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A Doll’s House ends when Nora leaves her house, husband, kids and her position in the society she belongs, to confront the world by herself. An argument with Torvald, her husband, prompts the disillusioned Nora to take this drastic decision.
At the beginning of the play we see a Nora as a childish, silly, superficial and consumerist woman; and Torvald as the loving husband, only provider of the house, who in a very subtle way controls his wife’s actions and expenses. As the story goes on we discover that Nora secretly forged his father’s signature to borrowed money and save her husband’s life. Also, that Nora is paying the debt in a timely manner by selling crafts and saving money from the house hold expenses.
In a nutshell, Nora is not that incompetent,
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I’m saved! Nora, I’m saved!”. Then Nora asks about herself and he says you too…. Showing that from his point of view her situation is secondary to his.
Nora realizes that her husband’s selfishness and social appearance overrides the love that he claims to fell for her. As well as she was always submissive to her father’s wishes; and after getting marry to Torvald’s desires. Nora acknowledges that she always puts herself down to please others and that she does not act as an adult, but the marionette of her husband. These reflections drive Nora to recognize that she needs to educate herself as a grown woman and construct her dignity, task that will be impossible to achieve if she stays with her house. Then she leaves.

Nora takes the drastic decision of leaving her comfortable house, social status and family, when she realizes that all the work and sacrifice that she does to keep her marriage is not value by her husband; on the contrary, he does treat her as his property, and he turns to be very aggressive and inconsiderate to her well intentioned mistake of forging her father’s to borrow money and save her husband’s

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