Analysis Of The Poem ' The Doll 's House ' Essay

1091 Words Oct 26th, 2016 5 Pages
The story “The Doll’s House” has underlying tones regarding the cruel, unforgiving nature of the discrimination and prejudice associated with classism. The story is generally concerned with and reflective of this disturbing actuality. In New Zealand, which at this time was a British colony and also where Mansfeild was born, class distinctions were highly prevalent. Britain at this time, in terms of social activities, nearly revolved around the ideology and implementation of class distinction. The literary work “The Doll’s House” works to prove that this rigid, classist nature was commonplace during this time period, and it did not only affect those of mature age. Additionally, the text shows just how damaging and relentless the treatment associated with being of lower class can be.

The social attitudes of almost every character are important aspects of the story. This statement proves to be true as throughout the story the reader is introduced to both of the general perspectives, which is those of both upper and lower class. The Kelveys are important as the reader sees a glimpse into the poor, almost sadistic treatment that the people of lower class receive on a typical basis. Their timid, shameful, and apologetic nature is justified by the never ending disapprobation that they face. They, frankly, never feel good enough in any regard. They never feel worthy of anyone’s time, even when it is insisted that they are. It is greatly disheartening to read of such young minds…

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