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Nora and Her Environment In A Dolls House Henrik Ibsen presents Nora as a product of her environment When she lived with her father she allowed him to shape her life her opinions and her thoughts Then when she married Torvald nothing changed She simply passed from her fathers hands into her husbands hands She describes it as When I lived at home with Papa he told me all his opinions so I had the same ones too or if they were different I hid them since he wouldnt have care for that He used to call me his doll-child and he played with me the way I played with my dolls Then I came into your house I mean then I went from Papas hand into yours You arranged everything to your own taste and so on I got the same taste as you or I pretend to I cant remember Its a great sin what you and Papa did to me Youre to blame that nothings become of me 1623 Nora realizes that her life has not amounted to anything consequently blaming her father and her husband as the main reason of her failure While Noras father and her husband have her best interest in mind they harm her by over protecting her and by not allowing her to form any opinions on her own Even when she does not agree with her father she never let him know She is afraid to offend him Then when she married Torvald she was so conditioned to taking her fathers ideas that she accepted those of her husband not knowing if she approved of them or only pretended to approve them 1623 Children cannot develop into confident adults when they are not encouraged to from opinions and make decisions for themselves Noras father called her his doll child and played with her as she played with her dolls 1623 His
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