A Doll's House

Why does torvald act more like a father figure with nora than her husband?

Why does it show torvald more like a father figure to nora

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Although he loves Nora,Torvald doesn't understand her or women in general. In that sense he is self-centred, he just doesn't know any better. I wouldn't call him a tyrant. He doesn't abuse Nora. Torvald is controlling but again, it's like he doesn't know any different. Like many men at the time he operated in a patriarchal world. His control over Nora and his patronizing concern for her smacks of a parent's concern for a child rather than a husband to Nora.