Research Paper On A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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Henrik Ibsen’s play, “A Doll’s House” depicted the life of Nora and the events that unfold around her. This play was far ahead of its period, breaking new waters that have never been seen before. Although the play was controversial for its time, in this era it is seen as a revolutionary piece, not only for playwriting, but for the rights of women and the right for individual freedom. The events that unravel throughout the play lead to the conclusion that Nora’s decision portrayed in “A Doll’s House” to leave her husband and children, was the correct one for her to make, in that the play portrays Nora’s imbalanced marriage, her life completely determined by others, and her dissatisfactory role in the world.

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Their relationship was clear in showing how life was during the period and the societal expectations placed on women. The way in which Nora saw her relationship was shown when she stated, “Yes the miracle. But it’s so awful, Kristine. It mustn’t take place, not for anything in the world” (Act II 1000). This statement from Nora depicts the relationship as one where the two were not completely open with each other. Nora saw that it would have to be a miracle for her to be willing to open up to Torvald and for him to be understanding. A relationship where one party is unable to truly express their thoughts can never stand on its own. Nora had already seen her relationship as damaged, “No, that’s exactly it. You don’t understand me. And I’ve never understood you either – until tonight. No, don’t interrupt. You can just listen to what I say. We’re closing accounts, Torvald” (Act III 1014). In this it can be see that their relationship has always been broken. …show more content…
There’s another job I have to do first. I have to try to educate myself. You can’t help me with that. I’ve got to do it alone. And that’s why I’m leaving you know” (Act III 1015). The life Nora was living was not fulfilling to her and she saw that. Since she was never afforded the opportunity to educate and find herself, it was necessary for her to go and accomplish that. Although many may claim that her role was a mother and that it was morally unjust to abandon her young children, however it can be seen that it may be better that Nora does not raise the children herself. It is Torvald himself who states that Nora is not fit to raise their children and even though he retracts that statements, it furthers the fact that Nora does have faults and that may later influence the children negatively. Moreover, all throughout the play the children are seldom mentioned and it is clear that Nora did not have constant interactions with the children. In the play the character of the nurse is seen as the one who is in care of the children. This all leads to that it isn’t absolutely necessary for Nora to raise the

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