Feminist Criticism of Henrik Isben's A Doll's House Essay
Nora’s character, in A Doll’s House, represents the treatment that every woman was subjected to during The Victorian Era. As pure little play dolls for their husbands, women were treated in extremely childish ways. Such as the scene demonstrated in A Doll’s House when Nora is caught in a lie, telling her husband no …show more content…
For the time Nora was present in, it would be logical for her to either reveal the truth to her husband or commit suicide, but instead she runs to other alternative solutions. Nora tries to undertake actions that were not very appropriate for women to take during the late 1800s, and her fears end up leading her to hide the truth of the blackmail from her husband. However, when Helmer discovers the letter, Nora loses herself, her power of control, and is forced to face the music.
This next scene in the play, when Helmer becomes aware of the secret, represents the reaction a typical man would give to his wife back in the Victorian era. As the truth of the letter lies revealed, Helmer becomes obsessed with the deterioration of his reputation. To Nora, he unveils his true self and