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Nora and Mrs Alving are two main characters in Ibsens plays They are similar in some ways but obviously they are both uniquely diverse They play many of the same roles in their plays and are probably the most similar two characters between Ghosts and A Dolls House Nora is a unique character a kind not usually seen in most plays She swings her mood often she is either very happy or very depressed comfortable or desperate wise or naiacuteve At the beginning of the play Nora still plays a child in many ways listening at doors and eating forbidden sweets behind her husbands back She has gone straight from her fathers house to her husbands bringing along her nursemaid which tells us that she hasnt really grown up She also doesnt have much of an own opinion She has always accepted her fathers and her husbands opinions Shes aware that Torvald would have no use for a wife who was equal to him But like many children Nora knows how to manipulate Torvald by pouting or by performing for him In the end it is the truth about her marriage that awakens Nora Although she may suspect that Torvald is a weak petty man she believes that he is strong that hell protect her from the consequences of her actions Then at the moment of truth he abandons her completely She is shocked into reality and sees how fake their relationship has been She realizes that her father and her husband have seen her as a doll a toy to be played with a figure without opinion or will of her own She also realizes that she is treating her children the same way Her whole life has been based on illusion rather than reality Mrs Alving married her late husband Captain Alving at her family proposal but she had a horrible marriage She ran away to Pastor Manders who she was attracted to
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