A Doll's House Character Analysis

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Appearances seem to be misleading façade that masks the characters and the situations in the play. Our first impressions of the characters eventually undergo a metamorphosis as the play progresses, as we are able to get a lucid picture of the actual scenario and the roles the characters play. The façade each character maintains gives a different dimension about them and we eventually misinterpret both the situation and the character. It is evident in Torvald and Nora’s relationship that even though he calls her by all sorts of pet names throughout, such as: ‘my little skylark’, ‘my little squirrel’, ‘my little singing bird’, ‘my little sweet-tooth’, and ‘my poor little Nora, it shows how Torvald tries to express his emotional and intellectual superiority and dominance over Nora. Nora took refuge in lies and deceit at every juncture…show more content…
The existence of man in society was based on façade then on reality, the character of Torvald is a perfect example of how people behaved in society and how even though metamorphosis happens in the relationship, they still hold on to the nuances of society for existence for they believed that the position in society was more important than the position at home. The play ‘A Doll’s House’ is a perfect example of a play where relationships had lost its significance and people had become mere puppets or dolls in the hands of their kith and kin in a very acquisitive world. In the nineteenth – century women’s lives were limited as socially prescribed behaviors, and women were considered to be little more than property; Nora embodies the issues that confront women during this period. Torvald’s injustice cannot be ignored and Nora’s sympathetic loss of innocence is too poignant to be forgotten. Thus, the controversy surrounding sexual equality becomes an important part of the

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