Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House Analysis

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Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a realistic drama, exemplifies not only the chauvinism most prevalent during the late 1800s, but also the notion of humanity’s problems as a whole. Dramas, like poetry and fiction, utilize literary elements that allow it to resonate with its readers while eclipsing simple storytelling. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen uses characterization, symbolism, and setting to immerse the reader into his world and unravel the corruption that hides even in the most wholesome household. Characterization in A Doll’s House follows the development of Nora and plays off her social status in relation to her husband, Torvald. Nora assumes the role of a naïve, indulgent housewife while Torvald, the role of a socially and culturally domineering husband. Both of them play off each other to express how social statuses are present even in the most mundane domestic …show more content…
The more relatable the setting to an average reader, the more they can empathize with the main character and recognize the message. It is because Nora’s house is so inviting and mundane that the reader projects their own image of a comfortable abode onto the scenery, allowing the jarring reality of Nora’s social status to click with the reader. All in all, A Doll’s House employs characterization, symbolism, and setting to suggest the true inconvenience of femininity. It exploits how sex decrees superiority and inferiority in a typical masquerading family. Ibsen cleaves the societal norms of motherhood and womanhood when he writes Nora abandoning her family and role of being the prop for the

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