It became the very reflection of instability in the marriage as well as the manifestation of perverse or unjust ideals and perspectives, prticularly of Torvald, te very person who owned and dominated it. Te audience or the person reading the play would come to know that the house was nothing but Torvalds ideal and expectation of what a family must be like or how the members of the household must act and must function. Al the elements exist at his pleasure. Trvald, a various points of the play, dsplayed tendency to control how it looked just the way he dictated how others around him should exist.
Tis was not without a reason. Te very picture of his home articulated an obsession for image. This was aligned or was part of his focus on earning respect from others. A one point he exclaimed, aking his wife whether he would make himself ridiculous before his whole staff or to let people think that he was a man to be swayed by all sorts of outside influence (p. The offshoot was the members of the household became some sort of object, wose role was to make it beautiful and ideal for the benefit of the husband standing in the eyes of others.
Wat the house meant for Torvald was different than it was for Nora. Te house served to define her existence as a wife within Torvald’s perspective and the prevailing social norms. I it, se was a mere ornamentation who must function to make it perfect. Hr role was not entirely different from that of other house decorations such the Christmas tree.
Te tree was brought in to decorate the house and while it was part of the purchases that Nora brought with her, Trvald did not raise any objection as much as he did on the cheap gifts that Nora bought for the children and the household staff. Te tree was there to make the house perfect for the Christmas festivities. I served its purpose for the benefit of the house’s owner. I was a plant that came from the forest, ten cut down, timmed and wheeled just so Torvald’s house would look like the ideal home on Christmas.
I was, terefore, nt unlike Nora. Se was prevented from being herself and was forced to assume a role and a character that was expected by her husband and of society in general. Lter in the play, te audience will discover that she was in fact intelligent, bave and selfless. Bt in the view of her husband, se was dumb,...
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