Examples Of Feminism In A Doll's House

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In Ibsen’s introspective drama “A Doll’s House”, the author advocates for women’s rights as he expands on the hardships encountered by women in order to fit into social conformity. The societal struggle of the feminine circle is mostly emphasized throughout the play’s protagonist Nora, whose actions unfold the aspect of patriarchy as a burden for women evolution in the society. Consequently, Nora’s characterization and the use of persuasive language at the end of the play allow the reader to depict her evolution from a subordinate wife to an independent woman and articulates in which ways we can qualify Ibsen’s modern work as a feminist drama. Nora’s adjustment to the concept of feminism is hinted with the plot’s tumultuous development. Ibsen builds this suspense with her round characterization to shape the moral transition she is gradually making from subservience to individual freedom. Nora is pleasurably settled in a room “furnished comfortably and tastefully with little extravagance” at the beginning of the play. This simple space shapes a steady relationship between Nora and her husband Torvald. In addition to that fact, this little space reinforces the extended metaphor of the dollhouse throughout the book. Likewise, this toy house infers her restrained influence limited by this enclosed space. The author explains her limited…show more content…
As Ibsen balances his techniques of persuasion to the rules of drama, he persists on the inequalities between men and women in the Norwegian Society during the 19th Century. Henceforth, his masterpiece remains a universal call to the quest of identity. Despite of his deceptive style, Ibsen’s dramatic techniques are effective in enriching the reader’s knowledge of the characters’ motivations and undergrounding his critical eye on Norway’s historical and social
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