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Reflection Paper and Fiction: Drama 1

Reflection Paper and Fiction: Drama A Doll’s House by: Henrik Ibsen Judy Headlee August 10, 2014 ENG/125 Literature in Society Natasha Whitton

Reflection Paper and Fiction: Drama 2
This play was written in a time when it was considered outrageous for a woman to leave her husband to gain her freedom as well as show she had a mind of her own. That is just what Nora does in the end. Nora was breaking the way women were supposed to behave to show she could take care of herself and her family.
Henrik Ibsen wrote this play in 1879. It was considered one of his more realistic problem plays. At the time women were not really allowed to think for themselves or go against their husbands. Nora does both by fixing a problem that arises without the assistance of her husband.
Nora has found a way to help her husband overcome a situation that is taking a toll on his health. She does so without the help of Torvald or her father. She did not go to her father because he is dying and she does not want to make his life seem less important than that of her husbands.
When the play first begins the audience seems to think Nora and Torvald have a great marriage and they love each other. They seem to be a happy couple. Torvald speaks to his wife in a demeaning way but she does not seem to mind. So they go on with the charade of a happy couple who love each other. In a way Nora does love her husband just as he loves her in a different way. Torvald seems to treat Nora as he would a child.
Nora does act a bit as a child would. She hides things from him such as a Christmas tree. The Helmers are happy because Torvald has gotten a new job and soon they will not have to worry about money because with this job comes a raise in salary. They are discussing this very thing when the Doctor shows up and…...

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