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In the play A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen the protagonist Nora Helmer eventually comes to the understanding that to become fully emancipated from her shallow life she must leave her family and pursue her journey alone Before this happens she encounters numerous catalysts to this freedom The relationship with her husband Torvald Helmer contributes to her growth and understanding of herself Mrs Linde is a representative of the restrictions society places on women which in turn helps Nora break free of her past boundaries Nora has a vision of what she wishes to become these goals and realizations help her to disentangle herself of what she used to be Noras husband Torvald is a constraint on Nora as a wife mother and woman The character of Torvald was absolutely momentous in the growth and maturation of Nora in the beginning of the play we see Torvald as the adoring superior to Nora the one that holds her back from discovering herself or living the life she wants to live ironically by the end of the play we realize that without Torvald Nora could not of advance to what she is to become Torvald always called Nora by pet names and acted in a way to create a woman that was dependant on him he was the typical man that wished to make his woman an object in his life He fed her mind with notions about how a woman should act HELMER Nora Nora Just like a woman NORA Very well Torvald if you say so Page 149 This is a perfect example of how Nora constantly performed around Torvald and with men in general She backed down from what she was saying the views she was about to share she suppressed and kept inside She always played the doll of her husbands castle was constantly putting on a show of happy faces and love when in reality she felt
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