A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen Essays

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House illustrates marriage imbalances between men and women during the nineteenth century. In the story, the husband believes that he should resolve family situations on his own. On the other hand, the wife sacrifices herself (forging her father’s signature to save her husband’s life) to protect her family at a time when it is “imprudent” for a wife to borrow money without her husband’s permission (13; act. 1). However, one believes that A Doll’s House has a detailed story and innovative analyses that instill a strong personal reaction.
A Doll’s House begins by introducing Nora Helmer and her husband Torvald, who are enjoying the Christmas holidays with their children. When Nora comes home from buying Christmas gifts, Torvald teases her for spending excessively on Christmas gifts. Nora argues that they can spend more on gifts because Torvald is about to be promoted at the bank. Their maid subsequently announces two guests: Mrs. Linde who is Nora’s old friend, and Dr. Rank, a close friend of the family. While Dr. Rank immediately goes with Torvald to his office, Mrs. Linde talks with Nora concerning her husband’s passing, her current financial situation, and how she is interested in obtaining employment at the bank where Torvald is employed. Nora responds by assuring Mrs. Linde that she would convince Torvald to give her a job.
Mrs. Linde later comments that Nora is still a child because she does not experience hardship. Nora becomes outraged…

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