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The Relationship Between Torvald and Nora In Ibsens A Dolls House there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have It seems that Nora is a type of doll that is controlled by Torvald Nora is completely dependent on Torvald His thoughts and movememts are her thoughts and movements Nora is a puppet who is dependent on its puppet master for all of its actions The most obvious example of Torvalds physical control over Nora can be seen in his reteaching of the tarantella Nora pretends that she needs Torvald to teach her every move in order to relearn the dance The reader knows that this is an act but it still shows her complete submissiveness to Torvald After he reteaches her the dance he proclaims Torvald When you were dancing the tarantella chasing inviting--my blood was on fire I couldnt stand it any longer--thats why I brought you down so early-- Nora Leave me now Torvald Please I dont want all this Torvald What do you mean Youre only playing your little teasing bird game with me arent you Nora Dont want to Im your husband arent I 447 This shows that Torvald is more interested in Nora physically than emotionally He feels that it is one of Noras main duties as his wife to physically pleasure him at his command
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