It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works.
Hamid K Khan M. In this play, Ibsen makes many hints about the roles of society and how the female gender was treated at the time.
From this play you can observe what Ibsen believed about the roles of society, equality between males and females, and the idea of feminism. Nora Helmer, our main character, strives to achieve the perfect ideal that is set before her by the contexts of her society and her husband, Torvald.
She is a direct contrast with the other female characters presented in Ibsen's "A Dollhouse". Nora herself is trapped within the "dollhouse" that is her physical home. Torvald, her husband, has built a wonderful little life for his wonderful doll wife, and their wonderful dolly children.
Nora's eventual transformation comes later as she discovers her role in the dollhouse society forced upon her and the desperate need to get out, at any cost. While Nora is the main character and our protagonist, there are other female characters in the play listed above. Anne Marie, the Helmers' nurse, embodies everything that Nora is not.
She is a direct contrast to Nora Helmer. In order to survive in the society in which she lives, Anne Marie very willingly gives up her only daughter for adoption simply saying, "I was obliged to, if I wanted to be little Nora's nurse" Roberts Anne Marie's "tragedy" as Nora calls it, is simply life as usual to the old nurse.
She accepts the role society has placed upon her within contest and is content with two letters from her daughter in her lifetime. This event is where one might say that Nora and Anne Marie are similar, as well as contrasting. While Anne Marie accepts her position, so does Nora to an extent.
When Torvald explains to dear Nora that having a deceitful mother poisons the children, she accepts this as truth, eventually deciding to leave her precious dollies.
Just as Anne Marie complacently accepts her position in society, Nora allows Torvald to unknowingly choose her place in life, thus showing a side of Nora that the reader may not have gotten earlier.
However, Nora's decision to leave Torvald and the children is not a blind acceptance of what society attempts to force upon her. Nora Helmer makes a real transformation. Linde enters the plot very early.
She is essentially an old childhood friend of Nora's who has come into town to look for work. Linde's husband passed away leaving her a widow and eventually she is jobless. Christine Linde is a character that Ibsen uses to show that women can do things without a man.
Linde was widowed, she took care of her dying mother and young brothers.
It was because of her that her mother's last years on Earth were quite easy and her brothers would have a bright future. Linde become somewhat of a "female helpmate" since she eventually helps Nora cover the secret money she owes Krogstad. In the early conversations between Mrs.This research paper attempts to give a feminist analysis of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House based on the Anglo-American approach to feminist literary theory.
English: Analysis of Drama IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER: AN ANALYSIS OF NORA, THE MEN IN HER LIFE, AND HER NAVIGATATION TO INDEPENDENCE The play, A Doll House, written by Henrik Ibsen in , is considered a. A concise biography of Henrik Ibsen plus historical and literary context for A Doll's House.
A Doll's House: Plot Summary A quick-reference summary: A Doll's House on a single page. First, Ibsen attempted to clarify the position of the critics and counter “whatever propaganda feminists may have made of A Doll House [Ibsen] never meant to write a play about the topical subject of women’s rights” (Templeton).
Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”: Analysis “A Doll’s House” is classified under the “second phase” of Henrik Ibsen’s career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. Conclusion: "A Doll's House" shows Ibsen's view on a variety of topics.
Ibsen presents what he thinks about men and women's role in society, equality between genders, and feminism. "A Doll's House" is truly a modern classic and will be held as a model for women's rights for years to come.