A Doll's House

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A Doll's House by Mind Map: A Doll's House

1. Infantalization of Nora's Character

1.1. “the child shall have her way”

1.1.1. Hasn't Miss Sweet tooth been breaking rules im town today?

1.2. “you are a child, nora”

2. How Nora talks about herself

2.1. "You don't understand me, and I have never you either... You must simply listen to what I say"

2.1.1. "You arranged everything according to your own taste, and so I got the same tastes as you or else I pretended to I have existed merely to preform tricks for you, Torvald... You and papa have commited a great sin against me. It is your fault that I have made nothing of my life. No, I have never been happy. I thought i was, but it has never really been so.

2.2. I should not think of going against your wishes

2.2.1. Poor little girl

3. Treatment of Nora by her husband/ other men/ other women

3.1. "Does it not occur to you that this is the first time we two, you and I, husband and wife, have had a serious conversation?"... "What do you mean serious?"

3.1.1. "I have been greatly wronged, Torvald- first by papa and then by you." "You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me" "You have always been so kind to me." But our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa's doll-child and here the children have been my dolls... I thought it was great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. This is what our marriage has been, torvald.

3.2. "He called me his doll child and he played with me just as I used to play with my dolls"

3.2.1. "I mean that I was simply transferred from papa's hards to yours" “as you please, Torvald” goes up and takes her playfully by the ear

3.3. “you’re joking, my little Nora! You won’t --- you wont? Am I not your husband?”

3.3.1. “no a wife cannot borrow without her husband’s consent”

3.4. “No, indeed; I only feel my life unspeakably empty. No one to live for any more”

3.5. Nora nora, havent you learnt sense yet?

3.6. Haven't you been a little bit imprudent?

4. Nora's perception of the world is given to her by the male figures in her life

4.1. "Tomorrow morning you will look upon it all quite differently"

4.1.1. Torvald does not give her a choice and like his property, he promises to keep her safe: "Try to calm yourself, and make your mind easy again...Be at rest and feel secure; I have broad wings to shelter you under." "When I was at home with papa, he told me his opinion about everything, and so I had the same opinions; and if I was different from him I concealed the fact because he would not have liked it"

5. Torvald's personal for intellectual work

5.1. Takes the letter, and shits the door

5.1.1. Another left heads to Torvald's study

5.2. Comes out of HELMER's study. Before he shuts the door he calls to him

5.2.1. Did he go straight to my room?

6. No husband figure

6.1. - “so you are quite alone. How dreadfully sad that must be” - “poor Christine, you are a widow.” - “it was very bad of me, Christine. Poor thing, how you must have suffered. And he left you nothing?” - “you are a little paler, Christine, and perhaps a little thinner”

6.2. “No, indeed; I only feel my life unspeakably empty. No one to live for any more”

7. Nora relationship with money

7.1. “there is a shilling. No, keep the change.”

7.1.1. “has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?” “what are little people called that are always wasting money?” “spendthrifts…” “there can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt.”

7.2. Ten shillings- a pound -two pounds! thank you, thank you, Torvald; that will keep me going for a long time

8. Nora compared to animals

8.1. “My little skylark must not droop her wings. What is this! Is my little squirrel out of temper?”

8.1.1. "Is that my little lark twittering out there?” “when did my squirrel come home?”

9. Staging/ staging directions

9.1. Nora: Hiding the packet

10. Nora being Torvald's property

10.1. Her forgiveness is linked with his ownership: "doubly his own"

10.1.1. "He has given her a new life...she is in a way become both wife and child to him" It is in the blood; for indeed it is true that you can inherit these things Nora

11. Torvald's perception as God

11.1. "I will bring peace to your beating heart"

11.1.1. "Very soon you won't need me to assure you that I have forgiven you "Only be frank and open with me"

12. Other literary work

12.1. A room of ones own