Henrik Ibsens Influence On A Doll's House

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Norwegian born in 1828, Henrik Ibsen, the oldest of five children was living in poverty due to the business failures of his father. Ibsen showed great interest in painting and reading; in his teens began painting and writing poetry. At the age of twenty-one, Henrik Ibsen wrote his first play titled, Catilina. His first play was a drama, very much influenced by the style of Shakespeare. It did not receive much notice but did open the door for him to be hired as a writer and manager for the Norwegian Theatre in Bergen. Ibsen later settled in Italy; his first major success was the five-act play, Brand. This play made him famous in other countries as well, and ushered in another well received play, Peer Gynt. He then moved to Germany, “The Pillars of Society” was performed in Munich. The play helped launch his career and was soon after followed by one of his most famous works, A Doll House. Although his career continued rapidly from there right up until his death in 1906, we will now concentrate on this famous work, A Doll House (“Henrik Ibsen”, n.d.).
Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll House, depicts what appears to be a typical housewife and mother. Her husband’s windfall in his career promises they shall live quite comfortably, and worry for money would be nonexistent. She seems quite content and
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The title will reveal itself quite well as we learn more about the relationship between Nora and her husband. I could have come up with various other titles that also fit this exciting and provocative story, Awakenings seems to come to mind as Nora discovers herself, as she learns of her dilemma, as she sees her life for what it is. She must save her life, but it may not be the life you initially perceive it to be. This story is a must read for Ibsen fans and lovers of literature and drama. It speaks not only to the plight of women and feminism but to unhealthy relationships and

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