The doll house

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This is a review about the story "The doll house" Nora leavs her husband, Torvald, and Nora are attempting to start a new life. However, as time goes on she realizes that it is impossible to live without her children. She also realizes that Torvald is the love of her life. Filled with guilt and loneliness, she humbly returns to her family and declares that many changes have to take place for the family to move forward.

Nora immediately confronts Torvald upon her return, and she knows exactly what she wants to discuss with him. She tells Torvald that their marriage was predicated too much on image and maintaining the semblance of a happy family. They make a commitment to focus on each other rather than focusing on Torvald's career.

Torvald at first is not receptive to Nora's arrival back home. He believes she betrayed their vows of marriage and that she is not a worthy wife.

Nonetheless, he realizes he cannot live without her and he agrees to the changes she presented him with.

As time passes the marriage is still not working as well as the pair had hoped, and Torvald threatens to leave. He is more consumed with work than ever and Nora is becoming a nervous wreck. She has tried to consult with her friend Christine on what to do, but their relationship is too strained as well. Nora really feels lonely and cannot rely on Torvald for emotional support.

Within five months of Nora's arrival back to the house, a tragedy occurs. Her oldest son comes down with a severe case of polio and dies suddenly. At first the whole family seems to be permanently ripped apart, but this is the turning point for Nora and Torvald's marriage. At the funeral Torvald...