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What is the significance of the ending of A Doll’s House (With respect to the author’s choices)?

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At the end of the play, Nora Helmer makes a radical decision to leave her husband, Torvald, and her children in order to live independently of society's expectations for women and discover who she really is. She tells her husband,

Our house has been nothing but a play-room. Here I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I used to be papa's doll-child. And the children, in their turn, have been my dolls. I thought it fun when you played with me, just as the children did when I played with them. That has been our marriage, Torvald.

She realizes...

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