Romanticism In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House
It shows the Romantic element of escaping reality. The first four lines are him describing an emotion of yearning and want. Although this work still depicts emotions in some aspects, it also describes an unreal fantasy and in a sense making the reader feel as if the character being described also unreal.. This love poem which offers the beloved a world of beauty.
To further add on, you have the Realist who strayed away from emotion, but instead pursued showing reality and the cold harsh truth of human nature. This can be shown in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House Ibsen describes reality as it in Nora 's treachery:
For heaven’s sake, no! Are you serious? He’s so strict on that subject. Besides— Torvald, with all his masculine pride—how painfully humiliating for him if he ever found out he was in debt to me. That would just ruin our relationship. Our beautiful, happy home would never be the same.(955)
Nora deceives Torvald about the loan and hides her own strength, even lying to him about trivial matters such as eating sweets, because she intuits that he cannot tolerate the truth about their marriage. From the short depiction, it shows how Realist will emphasize on showing reality and the truth at hand opposed to the Romantic’s escape from