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A Feminine Transformation Society has and may always reflect the gender specific point of view of man for every facet of society has been tainted with masculinity The laws of the land and the generally accepted civilized behavior all remain unconsciously over powered by the male perspective In this male driven society where does the female stand how do society and the law judge a female This was the point that Henry Ibsen brought to light in the play A Doll House Nora is a representation of the female conscience struggling to make sense of a male world Throughout the first scene Nora is portrayed as the perfect wife She is beautiful and charming everything a powerful man like Torvald could ever want in a trophy wife He just loves showing her off to all of his friends and finds it especially stimulating when Nora dances the Taruntella a dance that signifies her own dying as an individual Aside from how Nora is described physically she is extremely subservient and consistently talked down to by Helmer She is treated like a child and Helmer clearly possesses a strong hold over her life Helmer says to Nora Dont deny it my dear little Nora Spendthrifts are sweet but they use up a frightful amount of money Its incredible what it costs a man to feed such birds45 Torvald sees Nora as nothing more than an enjoyment he can afford while Nora has no choice but to comply with his whims and fancies Although on the surface of Noras character lies the stereotypical rich mans wife her past actions reveal another side of personality Nora had previously taken out a loan from Mr Krogstadt by forging a note with her fathers name This is a serious crime and would be taken very seriously in the eyes of the law regardless of reason or situation But considering the reasons for these actions we can sympathize with Noras actions
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