In Act 1 of A Doll's House Mrs. Linde describes Nora as a 'child.' Is this assessment of Nora's state of development valid?

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The first impulse is to agree with Linde and say that Nora is, indeed, a "child." However, upon a deeper reading into Nora's character,  it would be unfair to think that. 

Linde, as well as everyone else mentioned in the play, is only aware of who Nora is through the image that Nora chooses to give of herself; that of a carefree, immature, playful and ornamental part of the household. It is no surprise that Linde would think of Nora exactly as the type of character that Nora so eagerly portrays.

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