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In the Victorian Age it was not only unheard of to walk out on your loved ones but unethical as well A Dolls House has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family Many people had found it difficult to understand how Nora could desert her husband and children During this time many woman were thought of as mere objects Most women had no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely There are many incidents that inch by inch help Nora come to the conclusion that she must leave her home and family As Nora states My first duty is to myself 68 Her husband Torvald treats Nora more as a possession then an equal partner He uses manipulates and molds her to fit perfectly into his facade Noras best childhood friend Christine Linde helps her realize that a woman can think act and live independently for herself The actions of Torvald and Christine Linde are the catalysts that force Nora to abandon her family Moreover Noras decision to leave her family is justified in the actions of Torvald Christine Linde a woman who has had to live independently since her husband died suddenly comes back to visit Nora and finds Nora has not changed from her childish ways in high school She believes Nora is living in a dream world one that nothing can go wrong instead of living in the real world where everything is not always so perfect Christine understands that Nora has led a sheltered life for she was always taken care of first by her father and then by Torvald Nora has never had her freedom like Christine she always depended upon someone else Christine on the other hand never really had life easy She had to marry a man she did not love for the sake of money For most of her life Christine was responsible for someone She never had
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