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The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman In some societies women had endless tasks including raising the children planting and harvesting the grain and pounding it into flour Some societies believe that any action to make womens lives more peaceful just and humane must begin at home with husbands and fathers The play A Doll House written by Henrik Ibsen is the story of a woman whose whole life was ruled either by her father or her husband She decided to challenge the status quo She revolted and got her independence The main character Nora Helmer must question the foundation of everything she believes in when her marriage is put to the test Nora Helmer has three children and Raised primarily by Anne the Nurse the children spend little time with their mother or father The time they do spend with Nora consists of Nora playing with them as if she were just another playmate Nora has never lived alone going immediately from the care of her father to that of her husband Inexperienced in the ways of the world as a result of this sheltering Nora is impulsive and materialistic Nora emerges as a fully independent woman who rejects both the false union of her marriage and the burden of motherhood Sometime she does thing behind her husband She borrowed money from a man of ill-repute named Krogstad by forging her fathers signature so she was able to pay for a trip to Italy to save her sick husbands life and her husband was unaware of his condition and believed that the loan money came from Noras father Since then she has had to find ways to pay back her loan growing particularly concerned with money Torvald Helmer husband of Nora Helmer is a bank manager He has built his middle-class living through his own work and not from family money
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