Essay about A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

804 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
There are “two kinds of moral laws, …one in man and a completely different one in a woman. They do not understand each other ….” Said dramatist Henrik Ibsen. This dilemma holds completely true for Nora Helmer and Torvald Helmer in the literary work “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen. The play “A doll House” by Henrik Ibsen explored the gender role in the nineteenth century, an abnormal relationship between Nora and Torvald, and brought a social structure which opens an eye of the viewer and made them think about it. It focuses on Nora, who sacrifices for her husband’s life by secretly borrowing money and leaves him on realizing that her existence as a woman was like a “doll” without any independence or identity in this world. Nora is rebellious character, who struggles to oppose her moral values and find her own identity in the male centered society. Nora can be characterized as an immature, selfish, and perfidious character, whose actions represents her illogical thinking and childish behavior to satisfy her impulsive desires. This type of personality is classified as Id according to Sigmund Freud’s theory of the human psyche. Nora’s Id was her strong desire for money. It was a Christmas Eve, the delivery boy left the gifts and Nora’s lovely street things (macaroons) at Helmer’s house. During a conversation about this gifts, when Torvald asks Nora about her desire for herself, Nora expresses his unending desire, “You could give me money, Torvald… Oh, please, Torvald…

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