Gender Inequality In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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This play, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, focuses on women, especially in marriage and motherhood. Torvald is a character, who describes inequality between men and women and the women’s role in the society in that era. He believes that it is an important and the only duty of a woman to be a good wife and mother. As an individual, a woman, could not conduct or run a business of her own, she needs to ask her father or husband and they were only considered to be father’s or husband’s property. Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed. Injustice violence and inequality becomes the law. Women are not treated equally. Men treat women like trash or just like a doll or a servant. Men think that women are useful only to bear children, cook and clean. Men are treated as more important than women. Why men and women not treated equally? Why there is gender inequality? Feminist ideas were abound across Europe in the nineteenth century. Activists like Mary Wollstonecraft and Anna Wheeler fought for women’s rights. "A Doll 's House", is a play by Henrik Ibsen. “A Doll 's House” by Henrik Ibsen represents the first signs of the rise of feminism. The play reflects his social, economic and political views of women 's setting free in his time. In this play, Ibsen makes many hints about the roles of society and how the female gender was treated at the time. Feminism is a social

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