Maturity in a short story
It is strange how an author can make his or her characters in a story seem so real. In A Doll’s House, the protagonist, Nora seems as if she is actually human. In the play, she starts off as almost a childish person but then matures so much by then end; Just as most women and men are childish at the beginning of a marriage and by then end of it, they actually act like adults. Nora’s personality changes drastically throughout the play; at the beginning she is very happy and tolerates Torvald’s teasing ways, then she realizes that she is not a “silly girl” like her husband thinks and by the end of the play she is a very mature woman realizing her importance in life.
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Midway through the play, Nora finally realizes that she is not any of the things her husband calls her and that she should not be treated like a child by him. After taking out the loan, to “help” Torvald, she understands the business part of being in a debt. This makes her realize that she is an intelligent woman and is above the average wife. The description of her hidden work started to show her determination and desire to show Torvald that she is a woman, not a child. She also shows a ton of courage when she illegally signs the papers for the loan just to help Torvald and his help.
At the end of the play, Nora is starting to become more aware of who she really is. Krogstad’s blackmail and the drama that followed did not change Nora’s perception of things it actually led her to see how she has lived an unfilled and unappreciated life. During her confrontation with Torvald, she realizes that she has been putting on a show through the whole marriage and that Torvald really did not know the real her. She basically has been pretending to be something she was not to fulfill his wants and needs.
After the big argument Nora and Torvald have she tell her self that she has had enough. From the very beginning of the play she would always defy Torvald and his rules; she would cuss for the rebellion personality she had disregarding social standards. The more drama there was, her rebellious ways escalated. The play ends as Nora is telling Torvald that she is divorcing him and walks at the door leaving her family for independence.