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Unformatted text preview:dedicated to the buildup of this point, yet the verbal violence destroys all hope for Nora's wishful, yet naive, outcome. The verbal violence also acts as a catalyst to Nora's transformation to a more independent woman. Torvald's verbal violence falls under the category "Character caused" mentioned in Chapter 11 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor. One of the questions brought up in the chapter is "Why this sort of violence and not some other?" This made me think about as to why Ibsen didn't make Torvald physically abuse Nora. I came to the conclusion that it was very unorthodox in that time period and such a crime would merely damage Torvald's name even more.