Doll house is a play by Henrik Ibsen. It is about Nora and her husband Torvald. Their marriage is not stable it changes from time to time.Nora is not happy with her marrige beacuse her husband treats her like a child.So that, Nora decides to change her life from being an animal and a kid to be a real adult woman.


In the beginning of the play, Torvald,reffering to Nora, asks Is that my skylark twittering out there? (Act I,1565). Nora replies to him “Yes, it is”(Act I,1565).From the beginning of the play, it is evident that Nora is a carefree woman. Also,Torval thinks that she is his spoiled bird. After Calling Nora a lark, Torvald ,in contrast, calls her “Is that my squirrel rustling? (Act I,1565).He calls her a suirrel beacuse he knows she hides something from him.She hides away the bag of macaroons from him.

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In Fact, Nora is child controlled by Torvald. That is obvious when Torvald reteaches her the tarantella. At that time,Nora pretends that she needs Torvald to teach her every move in order to relearn the dance.Torval ,reffering to Nora,says”But Nora dear,you look so exhausted.Have you practiced too hard?”(Act II,1596). She replies to him “No,I haven’t practiced at all yet”(Act II,1596).Nora does that beacuse she does not want Torvald to find out about the money she borrowed from Krogstad.

Another example that proves Toval’s treating Nora as a child is that he does not trust her with money.He thinks that she will weaste the money on some child’s things.


In act III, After Krogstad threatens to expose Nora,Torvald does not immediately offer to help her.He cares about himself only. He does not think about her wife and her feeling.He waits until he discovers that his social status will suffer .When knows that his social position will not be harmed , he reveal his true emotion to Nora.Immediately,Nora relize that her husband only cares about his social and physical appearance.