The Consemination Of Nora In A Doll's House

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Within Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, Ibsen depicts a naive character who goes by the name of Nora. Nora is a very delightful middle-class citizen with a mundane Victorian era husband of the name Torvald, a husband who is very controlling in his family's finances. Nora works to repay an enormous debt to a man who is selfish as well as highly dedicated to the bank, Krogstad. While facing this overwhelming problem, Nora goes throughout the play in search of a resolution to this conflict, but with lack of knowledge, does poorly. With Torvald being involved as he is, this will present Nora with many more obstacles to overcome in her defeating of the aforementioned accumulated debt. Nora, seeing no other way to resolve her conflict, decides …show more content…
Nora displays courage by leaving Torvald after growing weary of his judgments and orders. Despite the consequence of this being unheard of from women in her generation, she chooses to put the likeness of herself above the standards of society. Nora shows the courage of being true to oneself rather than conforming to appease others. According to Bernard F. Dukore, a literary critic and acclaimed author, “at the end of A Doll’s House, leaving husband and house, she achieves emotional independence.” (Dukore,9). Ibsen most certainly has the experience to relate to this considering he himself had to sacrifice school in order to aid his family (Henrik,1). Even today, a woman standing up to her husband is sometimes looked down upon, so Nora confronting Torvald is lionhearted to this day. Nora was also willing to put herself in a situation of debt to ensure Torvald’s health, despite his lack of respect for her. Henrik Ibsen endured a similar situation at an adolescent age when he gave up education for a job to support his family because Ibsen’s father’s business failed (Henrik,1). The fact that Nora was willing to let go of her personal feelings and empty her pockets for years in advance for the wellbeing of Torvald, despite her lack of feelings for him, shows that she is extremely brave. Ibsen and Nora display very similar courage which may be a strong correlation between A Doll’s House and Henrik Ibsen’s personal

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