When did my squirrel get in? Initially, Nora seems to be the ideal woman of the nineteenth century standard. Society has always strongly influenced the way people act, think, dress and structure their lives. The actual reason for the money is so she can pay on her little secret. During the play, she keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of her marriage. Often times a woman would not have had the same right to something as a man did. As each new layer is revealed the audience is shown that even with the nineteenth century ideals, the true nature of each character is not quite what they appeared to be initially.
By the end of the play, Nora lets Torvald know what she thinks of being treated this way and gives him a taste of how it feels. At first, Nora and Torvald Helmer seem to have the typical, loving man and wife marriage. She arrives at this point because of several factors. The luxurious and harmonious looking scene at the beginning and the gradual degradation of that spick and span room of Nora is a symbolic setting. Linde and Krogstad have also failed in society like Nora: Krogstad has performed the same act of forgery, and Linde had to work to support her family while most women stayed at home. Nora Helmer is transformed and decides to abandon her family and home in search of her true self. Take, for example, Torvald's attitude towards Nora's offbeat movements.
She hides her actions and her true personality from him. Audiences could then look up to characters such as Nora and Mrs Linde whom were independent, some what ahead of their times. Nora is completely delighted with her life, and feels favorable for the way her life is coming along. Their was a big thing that had to do with money that I will be discussing later in this essay. Torvald makes it very clear that he views himself as above Nora.
Linde—that she borrowed money for the trip she and Torvald had taken, and not from her father as everyone had thought. He describes these women, as opposites while in fact there are some distinct similarities. Nora stays at home while Torvald works as a manager at a bank. At the beginning of the play, the audience is introduced to Nora Helmer, the woman of the household. In this, was her betrayal to her husband. Foresight can also help people picture how their fears may affect their life. They were expected to take care of domestic work such as cooking, cleaning, raising children, and above all, pleasing their husbands.
Linde provide an excellent example of this literary device. In a desperate attempt to saves her husband's life Nora once asked for a loan so she and her family could move somewhere where her husband could recover from his sickness. Therefor they followed their husbands and fathers implicitly until Nora. While in reality their life together is simply empty until Nora stands up for herself and starts to build her own life. However, as time passed Nora has been picked apart by critics and scholars when it comes to every facet of her character. Ibsen characterizes these women by describing their comparable and contrasting personalities. Torvald keeps her in a subservient position by giving her no credit for understanding financial issues, or for being able to manage money.
Linde's aged, experienced personality is the perfect foil for Nora's childish nature. Such attitudes soon find opposing forces. This new style consisted in situations that could and do happen in real life rather than spectacular or crazy plots. And, he fails in resisting the dictates of society as he is too full of pride and too accustomed by his society and his role in it to forgive Nora her misdemeanors made out of loving devotion to him. The childlike nature of Nora is a part of her that has held her back from reaching her full potential. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of man she was married to.
It is in this moment that Nora realizes that her marriage has always been a shame, a façade of what a marriage should be, and she leaves to learn what reality should be. He believes that she is weak and needs him by her side at all times. In addition to the main plot, the subplot can also formulate themes from the text. As society, or the social, has become an increasingly dominant force in terms of critical criteria, we have come to view literary characters in terms of their reflecting the society in which they live or lived. During the 19th century, theatergoers were used to plays with fanciful plots that led to happy ending. Torvald and Nora fell into the traditional marriage of wife and husband where the husband works and takes care of the finances while the wife takes care of the children and household needs.
He particularly questioned the role of men and women during his time. Their ideal home including their marriage and parenting has been a fabrication for the sake of society. In an attempt to pay her creditor back, she has to skimp and save, but it looks, to an outsider like Torvald, that she spends her money too fluently, without discretion, never saving at all. Nora has many motivations for leaving Torvald. With his stage play, Ibsen 's observation on society shows the audience, of what happens when one lie can turn into a multitude of lies, and how secrets can destroy a family. Linde makes the comment that Nora is just a child, with no real troubles in her life to deal with. A few years back when Torvald became ill the doctor recommended that the whole family move south in order for Torvald to fully recover.
But on the inside, both were just playing the part of the perfect couple, to the detriment of their marriage. Nora Helmer discovers Torvald, herself, her marriage, as well as her own identity as a woman. Nora is not the only character that also comment on the female sex, but also Mrs. Instead, he puts the whole matter out of his mind like a bad dinner cooked by his little squirrel, and even verbally punishes her for being bad, and Nora, for the first time, realizes how little her husband thinks of her. Torvald is interested in nothing but outside appearances. Their marriage has been a fallacy since the beginning. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co, 1972.
The Helmer children have a nanny that raises them. The controversial aspects in societies are based on a large variety of subjects, and have to be identified in order to cause societal change. When Torvald learns that Krogstad is no longer threatening him, he offers to forgive Nora. These characters go by the names of Nora Helmer and Mrs. Linde acts as a mentor to Nora and plays a vital character in her awakening. Her refusal to submit to her husband and her self-realization is brought on by the way she has been taught to act by her husband and her father, and the contradicting demands the situations that she has had to deal with gave her. The characters of Nora and Mrs.