Setting your eyes on the prize is the best motivational aspect for individuals who aim to achieve a given objective. From the events in the third act, it is evident that Mrs. Linde and Krogstad are very determined and goal-oriented individuals who did everything to ensure that they achieve their goal of living in a very happy marriage. Mrs. Linde and Krogstad portray personalities of respectful and understanding individuals when they opted to go separate ways to learn and be ready for their marriage later on. Their decision to separate was a good one since it had a positive impact on their new marriage. This revelation about Mrs. Linde and Krogstad changes the reader’s impression of Nora and represents her as a woman who is in pursuit of character change for respect and happiness.
Change is a very inevitable process. Change is at its best when it aims at bringing about a positive impact on an individual’s life. Nora’s decision to leave her marriage was the best decision to help her reclaim her identity as a woman in marriage. The identity of a real woman in a happy marriage is a woman who is treated with respect, and love and is not subject to any oppressive situation in their marriage. Nora and Torvald’s union was full of too much fantasy with minimal reality, with Nora getting subjected to too much control from Torvald. (Ibsen 48) Nora also got disappointed with the levels of disrespect that Torvald showed her on different occasions while still together. Nora’s decision to leave is justified since it will enable her to educate herself more on matters related to relationships and marriage and understand herself better to know what’s good for her. This will help her reclaim her identity and humanity.
Henrik Ibsen. Doll’s House. S.L., Methuen, 2021, p. 48.