Comparing Nora to Oedipus or Othello is extremely difficult. She never tried to claw her eyes out or murder her beloved spouse as an honor killing. However in regards to her being a noble character, i believe that her decisions were all in a noble pursuit. "How Painful and humiliating it would be for Torvald to know that he owed me anything! It would upset our mutual relations together." After she forged the signature which in return saved her husbands life, she did not explain to Torvald what she did because he did not want him to feel like she owed her anything. This to me is an extremely noble thing to do at this time due to the extreme male dominance within the time period. She understood that this was how life worked, and that the man should always be the one to help the wife and not the other way around. However after the forgery, Nora kept trying to hide her secret in hopes of Torvald never finding out. However doing just that caused her to realize the relationship that she and Torvald had with each other which ultimately caused her to leave. Was it sad? Sort of. Was it a complete noble pursuit? No. I feel that she does not fit Aristotle's definition of a noble character within the story. The only thing she lost at the end was her husband and child (who was taken care of by the nanny mostly), which makes me believe it was not a huge loss, but more of a gain for her. Does making a stride in woman rights through a book count as noble? What do you think?