Deception And Deprivation In A Doll's House
In the society, there is always a difference in strength and roles for men and women. Appearing in the play of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, of which Ibsen’s intention of writing the play is to point out the dominant roles of men during Victorian times. According to Helmi Yusof of the "Feminist Classic A Doll's House Gets a Reboot." The Business Times, the play is an establishing feminist play. Due to when the play “First staged in Copenhagen in 1879, it was hugely controversial because it showed a woman abandoning her family” (Yusof). Although Henrik Ibsen’s style of writing arouses social issues it does not stop him from using his experience and knowledge to express his …show more content…
The people around them refuse to see their true emotions and concerns. Instead of listening to them, they tune them out and remain egocentric. Part of the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” John’s wife admits that she cries a lot “Of course I don’t when John is here, or anybody else, but only when I’m alone. And I am alone a good deal right now.” (Gilman). The feeling of being oppressed, deprive, isolated, and the emptiness finally got the best out of John’s wife, that she literally breaks free from all of it and start her new beginning by leaving her husband.
Similarly, in the play of “A Doll’s House” Nora struggles to be honest to Torvald about the decision that she made eight years ago. The decision she made is to borrow the money illegally to help Torvald regain his health by moving him to a more suitable climate to improve his health. Knowing that her husband will never understand her reasons for this decision. This is also a good illustration of feeling alone since she is hiding her actions from her husband. Including the feeling of isolation as she is unable to communicate her troubles to her husband without fear of how his response might be