A Doll's House Interrogative Analysis

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What is the real role that woman played in the family back in the 1800’s? In his play, A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen exposed to this interrogative. Through the movie we can see the protagonist, Nora Helmer, to be blackmailed and force to keep secrets for saving the life of her husband 's by committing counterfeit. Nora seems to have fortunately married to Torvald Helmer. Her husband is a lawyer who had been promoted to a director of prestigious bank. The Helmer family has three little children. Because of a Torvald’s serious illness in the beginning of their marriage, Nora was forced take borrowed money in secret from Mr. Krogstad in order to keep stand the family. Nora forges her dying father’s signature instigated by Mr. Krogstad, as a security …show more content…
At the first moments of the play, Torvald treat to Nora as a child and demonstrate from the first scene. Although, he name in occasions with lovely terms. He call her, “my Skylar” (A Doll’s House) which from English origin means: protection and shelter. He, on the other hand, also call her “Is that my squirrel rustling” (A Doll’s House), and made her make funny gestures imitating the animal; to which she respond affably. They use a playful language and also name her songbird. Nevertheless, in the developing of the play the language is clearly started to turn more dominant. Mr. Helmer as a dominant character undermining Nora’s talk and made in occasions talking down. In contrast, the language make a new twixt by the end of the movie. By that time, Torvald doesn’t talk any more to Nora with authority. At the end of the play Nora begins to talk mature. She no longer play the child’s role. She began to talk about the way of acquire knowledge by her own. Mrs. Helmer independence begins to flourish and the audience start to realize the marriage game is now an adult conversation. The evolution of the character is dramatically represent through the language change. Equally important in the movie’s language are the symbolism and the metaphors, which are showed frequently. One example of these are the macaroons. She cuckolds Torvalds, when she ate the macaroons, when she knew that he would. Eating the …show more content…
The settings, the symbols, the atmosphere, played an important part on the effectiveness of the message. The play take place in Christmas season. The Christmas tree is used as a symbol of the stages of the Helmer’s marriage and the Nora’s role in the household. At first the tree was as attractive as Mrs. Helmer was, but it start to become unkempt and bare on adornments as does the Helmer’s marriage. In the first part of the play in the background we can perceive joyful music and tinker bells sound representing the child-dish role of Nora and the apparent happiness of her marriage. In contract with the pleasurable music in the scenario of the play the mood is set in a decadent way, as was represent in the extinguishing lamps. The oil lamps were smothering their bright with their weaker flames, leaving the room in glooms. In the same way the life of Nora was turning dark and full of shadows. One part of it was because of the blackmail and the other part was because she realize that she was treat as object for her husband. Moreover is appreciable the use of customs, the game of hide and seek, the macaroons and many other activities to illustrate the emotional states of the

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