Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House ' Essay

1021 Words Apr 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Stepping Out on Curiosity
In the play, A Doll 's House by Henrik Ibsen, the time setting of this play is in the late 1800s. So in that time, women were not allowed to do many of the things we as women are entitled to as of today The play gives the audience a feeling of fakeness, and shows them a certain example of how women were treated in the 19th century. In a secondary source I read it says that an author Olive Schreiner was moved about Ibsen 's play he said, ”It shows some sides of woman 's nature that are not often spoken of, and that some people do not believe exist but it does.” It shows the thought of women’s struggles, strengths, and desires. Nora’s role is that of the stereotypical 19th century woman. Throughout the play she continually shows her need for independence and her lack of dependency. A Doll’s House shows a great example of how women want to escape from the restriction in the nineteenth-century society and focus on being their own and searching for their inner self.
Nora also hides her own strength. She plays a part that she has become adapted to, being the doll. The first time in the play that Torvald refers to Nora, he calls her a "little lark"(I.30). Throughout the play, Torvald refers to her as a cute little animal, never with any word that might suggest a position of being his equal. The secondary source states that these little terms may become irritating to the audience, because they are so belittling, but Nora seems to accept them, and even…

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