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Unformatted text preview: and humors her husband, because that is what society says she should do. However, she appears to almost have a split personality. She acts submissive around her husband, but independent and strong-willed when she is alone or with her friend. For example, she eats macaroons when she is alone, even though her husband forbids it. She even forged her father’s name to acquire a bank loan. The title of this play is also significant, because it describes Nora’s and Torvald’s relationship perfectly. Torvald treats Nora as if she is a toy, like his own personal play thing. When Torvald discovers that his “doll” has been deceiving him, he refuses to allow her to raise their children. Eventually he takes back his words, but it is too late. Nora has had enough of Torvald’s controlling ways and decides to leave him....
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course ENG 205 at Jackson State.
- Fall '10
- World Literature