A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen Essay

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is an illustration about an issue of women’s rights in Norway society during1878, during which women were expected to be undoubtedly obedient to their fathers, and husbands as well. The play is known as Ibsen’s strong desire about human being. It also a challenge to traditional rules about women’s rights. Women were normally sacrificed their lives for other people’s feeling, or devoted themselves for their husbands’ happiness. A good example about sacrificial role held by women is Nora’s friend, Mrs Linde. In order to support her helplessness mother and two brothers, she had chosen to abandon her true love, and married an old rich man. Especially, Nora Helmer, a main character in A Doll’s House, exemplifies a sacrifice on herself to save her husband, whereas her husband, Tovarld, refuses to do a same thing on his part (Act III, 216). The play 's characters, motifs, and symbols support its theme; the sacrifices and decisions pushed onto women by society have hampered them from pursuing their own lives, but there is hope to overcome it. In A Doll’s House, the first impression of Nora seems silly and childish woman, but as the play progress, she shows herself as an intelligent, sensitive, motivated woman, and, at the last scene of play, an independent thinker. In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Nora’s role appears most of the time as a doll wife of Tovarld: a flighty, excitable character. Nora is also a generous woman; however, there is a…

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