Ibsen’s character Nora Helmer is the symbol of women’s freedom of twentieth century. The present study deals with the plight of contemporary women and Nora’s boldness against the conservative social norms. Henrik Ibsen is renowned for depicting the social problems and standing against the social stigma through his plays. Nora, the beautiful housewife whom at first, we thought to be the woman who only wishes to please her husband along with her fulfillment of household duties but her drastic decision of searching for her own identity by leaving her home is the main theme of this paper. The researchers wanted to explore the transformation of Nora from a doll to a human being. It also brings her courage to break the conventional ideas about women in that period when women are working hard to get their equal rights. It also shows Ibsen’s abilities to picture women like Nora in the context of both in their individual area and in relation to the people around them and show her compatibility to act according to the reverse situation. The researchers showed the importance of Ibsen’s plays to us till today as they reveal strong female individual who can live through their pain and start afresh like a phoenix and make an effort to change the society in their own ways. The paper deals with contemporary women’s plight in the society and Nora’s stand against it.
Keywords: Valor, contemporary women’s plight, society’s view, freedom