A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen Essay

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A Doll’s Consciousness
“A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen surrounds the enigma of social struggle that people in the nineteenth century experienced. The action revolves around the marriage of Torvald and Nora how these two people that lack awareness of what they are and also views things differently. Nora is described as a woman who is struggling to achieve her own self and how she confront the submissive force by Torvald using lies and deception, and the life that Nora had symbolizes that she is trapped in the comfort provided by Torvald, she is given money to take care of the house as she is the doll in a doll house. Torvald accepts the role of the husband set by the society; as he considered himself as the head of the family therefore he has the power of authority on both of them. However, both of them did not try to oppose what the society gave them, they did not explore their own self to achieve self-actualization.
Sometimes lies can be more beneficial than the truth, in Nora’s life she lied to herself and make her create her own persona of deception and causes her problems. The first lie Nora made is when she said deny her consumption of pastry when Torvald said “Surely my sweet tooth hasn’t been running riot in town today, has she?”(787). She replied with “No, Why do you imagine that”(787). This lie seems very little and innocent but it represent that their marriage based on pretense as she did not want to make Torvald angry by telling him that she did not eat the pastry.…

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