In the play A Dolls House by Ibsen, the main character it Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer. Torvald belittles her and treats her as if she were a child because he thinks that as a woman she is incapable of making her own wise decisions. This play is a prime example of how women were looked down upon during the late nineteenth century. Although very few of these issues were portrayed in dramas or put out in the open at all during the late nineteenth century, they were among the most common issues with women. Most relationships were not nearly as bad as Torvald and Noras, however, women were still looked down upon and deprived of many rights.