At a glance:
- Author: Henrik Ibsen
- First Published: 1879
- Type of Work: Drama
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Problem play
- Subjects: Nineteenth century, Marriage, Blackmail, Women, Dancing or dancers, Money, Women's rights, Banks, bankers, or banking, Heredity, Christmas, Norway or Norwegians, New Year, Shopping
- Locales: Norway
Nora Helmer has been married for eight years. Her husband, Torvald, has assumed the typical male role of his age; namely, that of his wife’s guardian, protector, and provider. On one occasion Nora has acted independently, however. Early in their marriage, Torvald was ill and could save his life only by spending some time in a mild and dry climate. Nora, who was aware of this fact, forged her father’s signature in order to borrow money for a trip to Italy (at the time, women were barred by law from contracting debts on their own). Nora is proud of her action, however illegal, for she...
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