Character Analysis of Nora HelmerPaper Rating: Word Count: 1908 Approx Pages: 8
Today, a reader might find it hard to imagine how daring Nora Helmer was a hundred years ago. The theme of women's liberation makes this story seem almost contemporary. "A Doll's House displayed a controversial topic, featuring a woman seeking individuality. It was written well ahead of its time when it, was considered an outrage for a woman such as Nora to display a mind of her own. It was unthinkable that a woman could leave her husband to obtain freedom. Henrik Ibsen shows us the story of a woman recapturing her strength and self-confidence. Nora begins a very hard and difficult search for her self esteem and self worth - one that she has never experienced before - through relationships with her husband and her friends. "A Doll's House is a play about the need for a woman to feel freedom- freedom from her husband's control, from her role in society, her role as a mother figure; the problems presented still appear in today's society.
One of "A Doll's House's central themes is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social standards of their time and acting on their own terms. The one character that best fi