Although Torvald seizes the power in his relationship with Nora and refers to her as a

Although Torvald seizes the power in his relationship with Nora and refers to her as a

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Ryan Cho Block A Masculine? More like Childish Unlike poplar beliefs, I believe Torvald values do not contribute to character’s idea about masculinity; instead, childish, shallow and selfish. Although Torvald seizes power in his relationship with Nora by referring to her as a “little girl,” I believe Torvald is actually the childlike character. Doctor Rank states “Torvald is so fastidious, he cannot face up to anything ugly” explaining Torvald to not enter his sickroom. I thought it suggest that Torvald must be protected from the realities of the cruel world.
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Unformatted text preview: Unlike the real gentleman, Torvald is shallow towards his wife. Nora states Torvald might one day tire of her “reciting and dressing-up and dancing,” and Torvald seems to treat her as a plaything or a pet rather than an independent person. His attitude leads to sexual nature in marriage. Fortunately, Nora recognizes her humiliating situation. Torvald wants Krogstad fired not because he judges him morally deficient, but because he is ashamed to admit his former friendship with a man...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course GEO 132 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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