Torvald Helmer is the uncompromising head of the household in A Doll's House. He is self-absorbed, self-satisfied, and rather oblivious to the inner lives of others.
We can see Helmer's lack of insight in several places in the play, most prominently in his understanding of Nora.
He is completely unaware that Nora is capable of making serious decisions and is baffled at the play's conclusion when she announces that she is leaving him.
Also, Helmer has no idea that Dr. Rank is seriously ill and going to...
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