A Doll House Analysis
The movie A Doll’s House offers a close representation to Henrik Ibsen’s play. Although the script respects the play in most instances, it slightly varies, and certain scenes differ in the interpretation of this dramatic work. A comparison is necessary to reveal the choices that were done in the adaptation process and the manner they were tackled (Labrecque 52). The director of the movie proposes a different point of view when Nora meets Krogstad a second time.This paper demonstrates variations between the play and the cinematic adaptation. It illustrates the unfairness between Nora and Krogstad. Despite the fact they both perpetrated fraud, Nora lives a luxurious life while Krogstad lives in poverty.
First, after receiving his notice Krogstad visits Nora again at her residence. The emphasis is on Krogstad moving forward because he does not want to lose his job. He cannot wait to resolve things. Being employed as a clerk is one step to work his way up into the society and gain respect. “I want to get back on my feet” (Ibsen 751) is his reply when Nora inquires what he wants. It is not about money but rather about social standing. Whereas, in the movie, it is Nora who dashes to Krogstad’s. She is concerned about both her husband’s reputation and hers. Her family, her children, and their wealth is her pride. In fact, she is concerned about social disgrace. Craving for admiration, the characters’ self-preoccupation reveal a certain narcissism that