A Doll's House Literary Analysis

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A Doll’s House It has to be taken into account that literature has always been the perfect mirror of the society that has provided the literary artists with the perfect medium of expression so as to raise their concern and critique the society and its practices. A literary artist has the supreme liberty to create characters that represent the realities of the society. A work of art can leave a lasting mark in the minds of the avid readers or audience with the artist’s expression of sheer quintessence and aesthetic appeal that serves the purpose of being a perfect mesh of the commentary on the society and artistic expression. One can take into consideration the play, “A Doll’s House”, written by Henrik Ibsen that goes on to portray the …show more content…
The audience comes across the times when Nora goes on to respond quite affectionately to the teasing of her husband. One can recall how she goes on to speak with heightened excitement about the extra sum that the new job of Torvald would provide him with. She is found to find immense pleasure in the companionship of her friends and her children. Now, one needs to take into account that in the beginning of the play by Isben, Nora is portrayed to be the woman character whose nature is marked by the parameters of correct femininity. It needs to be reckoned that the society goes on to ascribe the role of correct femininity to the females so as to make them remain passive in their lifestyle. “Femininity, according to the traditional formulation, “would result in warm and continued relationships with men, a sense of maternity, interest in caring for children, and the capacity to work productively and continuously in female occupations.”” (Devor 674) The patriarchal society aims to subjugate the women in the role of domesticity and they are expected to remain within the walls of the household being encompassed with the domestic chores. These domestic chores in the life of a woman bring nothing other than passivity and subordination in comparison to the societal role that is ascribed to the male counterpart in the relationship. One can very well comprehend how the fact that Torvald is shown to be the bread-winner of the family with Nora finding happiness in his income goes on to portray the innate subordination of women in the social institution of marriage. There are “tangible inequalities such as having given up the chance for a career to accompany a husband to his, or doing far more than their share of daily-life support work like cleaning, cooking, social arrangements, and errands.” (Tannen 1) It needs to be taken into consideration that she is not

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