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A Doll

            Divorce has become widely accepted throughout the world. In today's world, the violent shredding of a family is shrugged off like the daily weather. The play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a marriage that didn't work. The marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer had many problems because the husband and wife couldn't discover the secrets of marital bliss. To keep a marriage alive and growing it must hold true to four qualities: love, communication, trust and loyalty, and perseverance. With the incorporation of these qualities any marriage would work. .
             Trovald and Nora's marriage seemed to be centered around love. When you"re in a relationship you need to have both love and friendship which was clear they did not have. Trovald in no way loved Nora, he treated her like a possession, something he needed to tend to. You can see this when he calls her his little songbird and other animal names, he isn't treating her with love and respect a husband should treat his wife. I think the main area Trovald shows his lack of love is in the way he manages his "doll house". Trovald was the owner of what he thought to be his doll house this was handed down to him from Nora's father, when he died the title of the doll house was given to him. So now instead of Nora's father treating her like a doll it was now Trovald's turn. So this is how I see the roles played, Trovald is the overseer of the doll house she moves when she is told to. Nora is beckon to his every move. The children are her dolls this is probably the only thing she has control over.
             Now back in the19th century women didn't have to much say in anything for examples things such as deeds to a house, owning a bank account, or signing their name on anything. Nora went behind her husband back and forges her father's signature and was paying off a man, if she was to get caught that would be the end. Well Mr. Krogstad was the man behind it all she borrowed money off of him to help her husband it wasn't like she was doing anything illegal.

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