Nora’s obstacle is her marriage, which out of its specific character prevents her from becoming fully human. Nora and Torvald have built their marriage and lives around a shared mythology, based loosely on Christian concepts of morality, sin, and redemption, in which Nora idolizes Torvald as a god in whose presence she must submit and behind whose back she lives a secret, “sinful” existence.
"Seeking the Greatest Miracle: Psychological Mythology in Ibsen’s A Doll House,"
Vol. 9, Article 7.
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