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Character Analysis of Nora Helmer The central and most significant character in Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House is Nora Helmer This plays theme mainly focuses on Noras feelings and actions Through particular events that occur in the play Nora becomes confused about the purpose of her role in life As the play progresses her character goes through a revelation in which she discovers what life means to her In Noras character analysis I will describe her environment and the affects of it on her character self-image and relationship with the other characters I will also include her objectives and the obstacles she endures to achieve them Noras environment throughout the play can be compared to a dolls house A doll is make-believe her life is like a fantasy one can only imagine to live in The portrayal of Noras life as seen by others is similar to a doll perfect and flawless Yet Noras life is confined to her little dollhouse Her role as a woman wife and mother shelter her from the boundless outside world Because of her restricted environment later her relationship with her husband changes also affecting her relationship with her children When Noras old friend Mrs Linde came to visit the two catch up on each others lives This is a turning point for Noras self-image As she speaks to Mrs Linde she sees herself in a different perspective She realizes that she deserves more than what she is taken for by others She feels that she is a strong woman who goes unrecognized for the things she has done for her family While Mrs Linde has suffered immensely Nora feels that she too has endured hardships and has her own reasons to be proud Although Nora has established her own viewpoint and opinion she refrains from speaking out about it She only confides in Mrs Linde because as another woman she trusts her
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