Create and defend an argument about Nora’s decision at the end of the play.
Play: A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen — pp. 63-72
“Our home has been nothing but a playroom.”
What is the significance of this statement by Nora on p. 67?
Nora was right to leave. Agree or disagree? Explain using evidence from throughout the text.
(Note to teacher: This question would lend itself well to debate or discussion.)
Track the development of Ibsen’s messages about relationships between men and women and between children and parents.
How does Ibsen use character development to convey the unreliability of appearances?
What was the “wonderful thing” that Nora had hoped for that did not happen? How did its failure to happen serve as a catalyst for Nora’s full spiritual awakening?
What is the meaning of Helmer’s last line?
Are Nora’s actions heroic? Why or why not? Who is the hero of the play?