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Question Being Answered In what ways do you find Nora a victim In what ways at fault Nora Helmer the wife of Torvald Helmer and mother of 3 children is a very complex and brave woman for her time She plays the main role in the play and is essential to its plot She is both a victim of her circumstances and also at fault for actions which she committed Nora is a victim Throughout her entire life she has never been taken seriously by anyone She has been treated like a doll by both male characters in her life her father and her husband and has acted accordingly She has believed whatever they have told her without any question because she feared it would anger them At home Daddy used to tell me what he thought then I thought the same And if I thought differently I kept quiet about it because he wouldnt have liked it and he played with me as I used to play with my dolls Then I came to live in your house Henrik Ibsen Act III pg 1465 Therefore she constructs a life of dishonesty because she encompasses different morals than her husband and their minds never meet Torvald Helmer has straight principles and knows clearly where he is where he is going and how he is going to get there Nora has conflicting goals because she does not have a clear-cut path for her future and she writes her own story Nora is at fault She makes decisions on her own borrows money to save her husband and makes the decision to forge her fathers signature and is excited about what she is doing which is the worst mistake She also does not follow the expected female behavior for her time which causes her problems A good example of that would be when she borrowed money from Krogstad This decision alone was not even
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