A DOLLS HOUSE
Towards the end of the play, “A Doll’s House”, Nora decides to leave her children, her husband, and the house she is living in. I think this was a very hard decision to make but I think it was the right one to make. A person can never say if that decision was right or wrong until they are in that position. It is like someone giving his or her baby up for adoption. A person can’t say that is wrong to do until they are in that position where they might have to do that. However, in my opinion if I was being treated the way Nora was, I would leave as well. I would do everything I can once I left to try and get my children back. At the current time it would be easier to do that but for Nora it was very hard. At that time it was harder for a woman to get what she wanted. Men controlled relationships and everything. They had the power.
Nora leaves Torvald at the end of the play because she realizes she has more of a “duty” to herself than to her husband and children. She realizes that for years, all she has been has been someone’s puppet or “doll”. She has said, worn, and done what ever her husband has told her to. She needs time to figure out who she is and what she wants in life. She really doesn’t know what kind of person she is because she has been shaped and molded by someone else. She has always been her husband’s doll. She has been making herself believe that she is happy when in reality she is miserable. Nora is also still thinking about all the lies that she told and how she feels about them. She is feeling the guilt and for many people the only way to get rid of that guilt is to find some time alone to recollect what you have done.
Nora realizes that going out in the world by herself is very hard and I think that is good. I think she is smart for realizing she is not as qualified as the people out there. Torvald makes sure she knows this. I think as long as she knows that she will have many complications then I think she did the...
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