Oppression In A Doll's House

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A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen’s, “A Doll’s House,” is an intriguing story about the limitations of women in the late 1870’s. This play highlights the life of Nora and shows the restraints and choices women in a patriarchal society face. Ibsen conveys this theme not only through Nora but also through her interactions with the other characters throughout the play. Nora is trapped in a world of inevitable oppression fighting for a future. Nora encompases the life of a woman in the nineteenth century. “A Doll’s House,” reveals the struggle of a nineteenth century woman to find their own identity in the face of oppression.
Nora thinks that her husband’s new job and higher salary will free her from worry. However, throughout the course of the play
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She struggles to become who she wants to be because of the limitations in a woman denying man’s world. (cliff notes) Nora cannot seem to break the chain that holds her back from everything she desires to be.
The oppression of women in the late nineteenth century was a subject most did not talk about. It was a woman 's God given role to be a wife, mother, keeper of the household, and guardian of moral purity. This means in the context of “A Doll’s House,” that Nora should have never left her children because that is not a moral act. It was more acceptable for a man to leave his family than a woman because that is just not their place. During the time this play was written there was a lot of change happening throughout the world. Movement and progress was being expanded in the geographical, industrial, technological, and political areas. These changes began to affect the whole country and women began to see new opportunities arise. Jobs in factories, retail establishments, and offices began to
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She dresses nowhere near as extravagant as Nora and is forced to work to support herself. However, Ibsen uses her to illustrate a sense of freedom. Mrs. Linde no longer has to please a man and Nora is jealous of that. Even though Nora has such fancy clothes she is still not happy. She begins to realize her envy lies not in material objects but freedom. Ibsen enforces the thought that Nora is worse off than Kristina because of her entrapment from Torvald, Nora’s

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