Essay on Analysis Of ' A Doll House '

1264 Words Feb 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Lewis B. Swedes once said, “It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.” Forgiveness can heal relationships and bring people together. Henrik Ibsen manifests how some relationships are healed and others are destroyed in his emotionally captivating play, "A Doll House.” Nora and her husband Torvald are originaly exposed as an affectionate couple who truly adore each other. On the other hand, Christine and Krogstad’s relationship dissolved years ago. Ironically, Mrs. Linde and Krogstad’s happiness now stands in contrast to Nora and Torvald’s condescending relationship. Torvald’s manipulation of Nora shows his disregard for her independence and how she is merely just an object that is owned by him. Since the play focuses around the Victorian Era, women are expected to be contently passive and submissive to their husbands. Torvald’s abode has been nothing but a playroom for his doll, Nora, and she is forced to yield to him. There is both a parallel and a contrast structure in the relationship of Christine and Krogstad to that of the Helmers. The relationship of Nora and Torvald, Christine and Krogstad are compared and contrasted in the play to show how they serve as dramatic foils for each other. Nora is set up as a direct parallel to Linde, and Krogstad respectively to Torvald.
The foundation of Nora and Torvald’s relationship is built upon confidentiality and dishonesty. In Ibsen’s time period, it 's a traditional marriage where the wife is submissive…

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