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Most couples over the years of marriage grow together as a whole This is not the case for Mr and Mrs Helmer in A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen In this play there is an important stress on how the husband Mr Torvald Helmer views his wife Mrs Nora Helmer In this play Mrs Helmer is treated exactly like a doll in her own house This play A Dolls House takes place in the 1870s in Norway The play opens on Christmas Eve in the Helmers house Nora had come back from shopping for Christmas and interrupts her husbands work She asks for more money and starts the lies to her husband The children enjoy their Christmas but Mrs Helmer is distracted when an unexpected visitor comes to see her A loan officer from the bank Krogstad threatens to tell Mr Helmer about the loan she has in her name and the forged signature of Mrs Helmers deceased father Mrs Helmer only took this loan so she could save her dying husband Mr and Mrs Helmer go to a party and come home to find a letter from Krogstad in the mail box Mr Helmer reads of the betrayal of his wife that saved his life He pleads her to stay and promises he can and will forgive her every day Unfortunately she decided to do differently and leaves her husband and even her childrenIn the 1870s family life was different than what it looks like today During that time period women didnt work and instead they stayed home and took care of the house and children sometimes with the help of a maid Men were the working spouse who provided for the family This is just the case in A Dolls House but I feel Mr Helmer takes this a step further and treats his wife exactly like a doll making the title a play on words The overall feeling that Mr Helmer gives
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