Essay on Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll 's House '

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In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, a concept we see throughout is freedom, whether a character is free or is not, but is searching to obtain freedom. Nora is truly a doll living in a house, being controlled by her play maker. She has been controlled by Torvald and her father her whole life, making her not free. She has never been able to think or act on her own without the approval of others. Another example of freedom is Krogstad wanting to be free and not live this life where he is seen as a bad guy. Ibsen shows his desire for freedom, when he sends the letter to Torvald; showing that he wants to be truthful and not base his life off of lies. Most characters are looking for freedom or are not free, and the only character that is free is Torvald. He is able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants; he is the puppeteer of everyone. The concept of freedom is shown throughout the play through the various characters and how their life revolves around this concept, however, freedom is only attainable to those willing to reach for it.
The only character Ibsen gives freedom is Torvald. He is the only one who has freedom because he is in control, is feared by others, and is able to do whatever he pleases. He has control over Krogstad’s job, by giving it to Mrs. Linde and leaving Krogstad out of a job. He partially controls Dr. Rank because, “I only have one more test to make; and when that’s done I’ll know pretty well when the final disintegration will start. There’s…

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