Theme Of Symbolic Language In A Doll's House

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Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House is a realistic drama set in the late 1800s in Norway. It is a story of a young mother and wife that has an awakening that her whole life has been anything but her own. The protagonist is Nora, a seemingly naïve, childlike character that throughout the play develops clarity about her situation and eventually releases herself from the oppression she has been living with her whole life. Torvald is Nora’s husband and the antagonist who delights himself with the authority he has working at the bank and over Nora. Nora starts to realize that her and her husband’s relationship is unhealthy. Their relationship issues are due to the treatment by Torvald to Nora as being more like one of his children rather than his wife. Throughout Nora’s life, she was not allowed to have her own individuality. The theme Ibsen conveys in this play …show more content…
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