In my view, Nora does have some traits of being a tragic heroine. Her fortune turns from “good” to “bad” and she defiantly experiences catharsis. Despite these traits however, she is not a tragic heroine. Her fortune switching from “good” to “bad” is to blame for this. She starts with a fortune that is financially stable and filled with family, but this is in fact bad for her, as she has, “been your (Helmer’s) doll-wife”, meaning she has had no real purpose in life or honor as she has been fully dependent on others her whole life. From this point she leaves her husband and family (a “bad” outcome) to, “stand alone, if I’m ever going to discover myself and the world out there.” so even though she loses things in the traditional since, she gains a world a perspective, value, and honor, which emotionally cleanses her. This is in relation to Oedipus, who is not quite a tragic hero, not because of his circumstance or fortune (as Nora is), but because of his lack catharsis or conclusion. For “Doll’s House” there is a definite sense of emotional realization, but the circumstance goes from bad to good because Nora is not “noble” enough for the audience to have pity on her when she leaves, in fact it is a relief.