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During the time that Henrik Ibsen writesA Dolls House there is a movement in the world for womens rights Whether or not Ibsen intends to weigh in on the subject can be debated but I am sure due to its timing itwas controversial The protagonistNora Helmer does what seems to be a very noble thing and gets the money for her family to go south in order for her husband to heal from his sickness Nora especially thinks so when she tells Mrs Linde Its true Ive also got something to be proud and happy for Im the one who saved Trovalds life Ibsen 1734 How Nora acquires the money is what drives the acts of the play Nora faces major conflicts during the play because of this As her character evolves due to the conflicts she is clearly the most dynamic character in the play During the three acts Nora faces three major conflicts man vs self man vs society and man vs man all of which directly influence Noras character progression In Act I we get to know Nora and the first conflict that starts her character progression man vs self At this early stage of the play Nora is unaware of the conflict that she has created The play begins with a light-hearted altercation between Nora and her husband Torvald Helmer The altercation is over money and it is clear that Torvald controls the finances During the altercation Torvald easily dismisses Noras pleas andaddresses her with childish namesAt this point the conflict man vs self becomes clear as it pertains to Nora Rather than dismiss the childish names Nora not only accepts them she embraces them by referring to herself with these names After Torvald tells Nora how loose she can be with money and refers to her as yet another childish name her reply to Torvald using his own childish names
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