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During the time in which the play took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves Women were supposed to play a role in which they supported their husbands took care of their children and made sure everything was perfect around the house Work politics and decisions were left to the males Noras first secession from society was when she broke the law and decided to borrow money to pay for her husbands treatment By doing this she not only broke the law but she stepped away from the role society had placed on her of being totally dependent on her husband She proved herself not to be helpless like Torvald implied you poor helpless little creature Noras second secession from society was shown by her decision to leave Torvald and her children Society demanded that she take a place under her husband This is shown in the way Torvald spoke down to her saying things like worries that you couldnt possibly help me with and Nora Nora just like a woman She is almost considered to be property of his Maynt I look at my dearest treasure At all the beauty that belongs to no one but me -thats all my very own By walking out she takes a position equal to her husband and brakes societys expectations Nora also brakes societys expectations of staying in a marriage since divorce was frowned upon during that era Her decision was a secession from all expectations put on a woman and a wife by society Nora secessions are very deliberate and thought out She knows what society expects of her and continues to do what she feels is right despite them Her secessions are used by Ibsen to show faults of society In the first secession Ibsen illustrates that despite Nora doing the right thing it is deemed wrong and not allowed by society because she is a woman While the
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