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In a A Dolls House Henrik Ibsen reveals how society and authority hindersthe development of individuality By examining how Noras father treated her theway Noras husband talked to her a womans social expectations and the socialstatus of women Ibsen sets forth the image of a stiffed woman trapped in anNoras father treated her as if she was just a little play doll He belittled herand treated Nora like a baby Referencing to her father Nora illustrates this bysaying He called me his little doll and he played with me just the way I playedwith my dolls Then I came to live in your house I was passed from PapasThe way Torvald Noras husband talked to her showed how he degraded andbelittled Nora He talked to Nora as if she was inferior to him He implied that hewas a better person due to his social status In Act III of A Dolls House Torvaldshows his vulgar and subservient manner towards Nora by saying Oh you thinkand talk like a stupid childAct III 1123 A womans social expectations were to stay at home and conceive theoffspring It was thought that women had to depend on men for everything Whatever the woman wanted to do had to be approved by the male spouse Oh I wish Id inherited more of Papas qualities exemplifies Noras urge to become moreAt that time womens status in society was a step below those of men Women could not vote open their own bank account or have a managementposition in some extreme cases of the womens low status they were told to marrythe man whom their parents told them to marry Torvald depicts how men werethought to be higher than women by claiming but no man can be expected tosacrifice his honor even for the person he lovesAct III 1123The way women were treated their social expectations and their socialstatus hinder the development
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