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A BROKEN DOLL As a young wife Nora Torvald had the ideal image of a happy family She was young enough that she had the energy to keep her older husband happy and yet was too young to understand the dynamics of a mature and honest relationship Although Nora enjoyed playing house she was expected to fulfil the role of a wife without any problems She had left the comforts of home to marry her husband Torvald Helmer However due to the cultural and social expectations Nora Torvald could not be the perfect wife The role of a wife according to Ibsen was to marry make babies and cause no problems However Nora Helmer was expected to fulfil this role without any guidance support or encouragement from anybody For instance in the beginning of the novel Nora had to hide a snack of macaroons from her husband so that he would not find out As well Torvald Helmer treated his wife like a doll by always referring to her as a little squirrel or my little sweet tooth Nora was not able to become an individual as she quickly moved from her fathers home into the role of a wife To be the wife of an important businessman was a privilege in 1897 Nora had taken advantage of that role and aided her husband by taking him on a trip to improve his health In order for this to happen though Nora had to obtain money under false pretenses without letting her husband know where the money had come from Nora had obtained money through a Mr Krogstad who we are led to believe does not have the most honest of dealings during this time period Nora essentially had made a deal that she could not turn her back on nor could she deny
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