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The play A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen is concerned with the conflict between social lie and duty This play is about womens need for independence and her obligations to family and society We can easily recognize sacrifice and guiltlessness in the play You can follow a theme thought the play by looking at Nora -- the heroine of the play Who is Nora Helmer She is the beloved wife of Torvald Helmer They have a very nice cozy house and they have three kids They have been married for eight years They have lovely friends Torvald was just promoted for a higher position in the bank Isnt it a lovely picture That what we see in the beginning of the play But when Torvald started to talk we can feel that something is wrong with this picture My little songbird my little squirrel and even my little featherbrain that is what Torvald calls his wife He treats Nora as a child He thinks that she is stupid and she is needed to be controlled He controls her housekeeping budget and how much she can spend on certain purchases He doesnt know and he doesnt want to know that Nora herself can earn some money Instead he expects her always be dependent on his salary Too bad that Nora was able to realize only after eight years that she lives with a hypocrite After he discovered that Nora forgered her fathers signature on the loan bond he nullifies their marriage He doesnt care that Nora did this because she loves him very much and she did this to save his life He is the man of honor Nora I would gladly work for your sake But no man can be expected to sacrifice his honor even for the person he loves And she answers him Millions of women have done it Ibsen 979 When a woman loves as Nora does nothing else matters She
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