Marxist Perspective On A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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Marxist Perspective: Controlling Factors Even in today’s society, money is widely accepted to be the most important factor in one’s decisions. Ranging from everyday decisions such as where to eat, to even political elections, it is widely accepted that money controls all. A world without the concept of money is almost impossible to comprehend due to the importance we have placed on it as a society and as a species. Money and socio-economic power are crucial to understanding the decisions of human culture itself. One piece of literature that analyzes the relationship between human society and money and socio-economic status is A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen. Throughout A Doll House, Ibsen constantly highlights how money and socio-economic status are two of the largest factors when one makes socially unacceptable decisions, creating a satirical view of the importance of such factors. Financial instability is one of the largest factors that influence the actions of characters throughout the play. For instance, at the beginning of the play, Nora reveals how she had illegally borrowed money to pay for the trip to Italy to save the life of Torvald, her husband. Additionally, Nora reveals how “when Torvald gave me money for clothes, and so on, I never spent more than half of it…” (Ibsen 9). Nora further explains how “I shut myself up every evening and wrote far into the night”…show more content…
A Doll House as a whole highlights the fact that money is one of the most influential factors in the world. From politics to everyday interactions between loved ones, money controls most of human society. From a young age, those in society are conditioned to believe money is everything; we educate ourselves to ultimately earn money at a later age. Without money, people have nothing to strive for. Without money, lives would be pointless and

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