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In Henrik Ibsens play A Dolls House the character of Nora Helmer goes through the dramatic transformation of a kind and loving house wife to a desperate and bewildered woman whom eventually leaves her husband and everything she has known because she is driven by money and the pursuit of happinessAt the beginning of the play Nora returns from Christmas shopping Ibsen shows the struggle between there middle class marriage by presenting the money factor that comes with the holidays Nora plans to have large Christmas party while Torvald would rather refrain from doing so because he has been out of work and knows that they have a limited cash flow Oh yes Torvald we can squander a little now She acts like a child and thinks that they will indeed have piles of money 1506 because Torvald just got a new job at the bank Torvald replies But then it is three full months until the raise comes through 1506 Nora at this point in the play is nothing more than a child She carelessly acts irresponsible and is not thinking ahead of possible consequences that may arise from squandering money that the couple does not have Nora sees nothing wrong in spending large amounts of money on Christmas Granted this is a righteous cause since the holidays are about giving to others but as an adult she must be aware of the twos financial situations and know the limit of happiness that they are able to provide money wise Torvald begins to use condescending terms towards Nora my dear little Nora Youre an odd little one 1507 Torvald sees nothing wrong with talking to Nora this way Nora acts like a child and he treats her like one He makes her feel that she as a woman is inferior to him If you actually hung onto money I give you and you actually used it to buy yourself something 1507 She wastes the
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