Feminism In A Doll's House Essay

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Examination of Feminism in A Doll’s House

During the victorian times women were to be oppressed by their husbands. They had no legal rights. Women were not considered to be equal to men. Women were not allowed to do many things such as partake in politics and have control over men. Their only importance was to cook, clean birth babies and support their husbands quietly. It was socially accepted that women were to be totally subordinate to the men in there family. Women in this time period did not have her own identity, she was under the ruling of her husband. In the drama A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, The character Nora Helmer uses her relationships with her husband and friends to show characteristics of Feminism in her true identity during
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It was a system of patriarchy, in which every woman was raised believing that they had neither self-control nor self government but that they must yield to the control of dominant male gender”.(Rajpal,para 2) Women have specific roles in which they were supposed to follow or be outcasted by the society. The men were seen as the dominant ones in the relationships. The men had to much control over women, They needed to see how much not having a women in their lives would affect…show more content…
Nora does what her husband says every women does. She asks him to do something that she already knows he will not let happen, Nora! Just like a woman. Seriously though, Nora, you know what I think about these things. No debts! Never borrow! There’s always something inhibited, something unpleasant, about a home built on credit and borrowed money.” (Ibsen, Act 1, p 2) Torvald tells her that she is just like every other women, always wanting to borrow money just to spend it all on useless
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