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Development of Torvald's False Identity in "A Doll's House"

Summary: Essay shows the development of the character of Torvald's false identity in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Isben.
In Henrik Ibsen's play "A Doll's House," Ibsen develops the idea of false identity through the actions of the main characters. Torvald's character is especially well developed; Ibsen hints that Torvald's self knowledge is deceptive throughout the play. Torvald is shown not to be the strong,capable, and loving husband he believes himself to be but is instead, a weak, selfish and cruel man.

From the start of the play, Torvald enjoys being in control. He treats Nora more like a pet or toy rather than like his wife, calling her "songbird" and "squirrel." The earliest evidence of Torvald's false exterior is revealed when he informs Nora why it is impossible for him to keep Krogstad. He is simply annoyed that Krogstad addresses him by his first name. Nora replies that Torvald's reason is petty.Torvald is offended at...

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