Krogstad And Mrs. Linde's Relationship Essay

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In the play A Doll House, Ibsen uses Krogstad and Mrs. Linde’s relationship to reflect to the reader what an ideal relationship should look like by comparing it to the relationship of Torvald and Nora. Two main ideas in this text are trust and forgiveness which are demonstrated in the relationship between Krogstad and Mrs. Linde. This is “The most wonderful thing of all” (page 114) and something that the Helmer’s marriage lacks. The relationship between Torvald and Nora exhibits the complete opposite. It all comes down to culture and how each couple confines to the social normalities of the time. Mrs. Linde and Krogstad had been in a relationship before and were deeply in love, however Mrs. Linde had an elderly mother and brothers to provide for and Krogstad did not have the steady income necessary to support them. Mrs. Linde left Krogstad for someone who was more financially stable for the sake of her family. However, years later the new man in her life passed away and Mrs. Linde and Krogstad reconnected. Krogstad was understanding and was able to move past the incident and forgive her. She promised never to leave…show more content…
Torvald would never consider Nora his equal. He calls her silly little nicknames, scolds her like a child, and views her as his possession.Torvald feels as if he should have the right to limit her intake of sweets, and chastises her when she cheats. He calls her a spendthrift, and she must beg for money for things.Nora performs for Torvald at his request, as if she is an entertainer and not a wife. Nora has a secret that is causing her great anguish. Nora does not want to get into "trouble" with Torvald over a forgery that was needed to save his life. She struggles with this secret, and instinctively knows he will not tolerate her transgression.Once the truth is out, Nora realizes she does not want to be in the type of marriage she is in, and walks away from it, leaving him

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