A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen: Play Analysis

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Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll House” was first published on December 4, 1879. This play is a three-act play with prose dialogue, stage direction but no interior dialogue. The play generally presents the drama of Torvald and Nora Helmer, who had been married for 8 years, seems to be controlled by the society in which they live. Their relationships seems happy in the play, yet as the play goes on, it is shown that they are marred by the constrains of social attitude and their perceived gender roles. The setting of the play, which it was represented, was in an unnamed city in nineteenth-century, in Norway. The play begins just before the Christmas and concludes the next evening. This play is played in three different parts and all three acts takes place in the same living room at the Helmer’s residence. The couple has been married for eight years, with three children. Torvald was newly promoted in act 1, and he is also a bank manager. They seem to be living in comfortable circumstances in a period when women are suppressed by a social system that equates males with success in the society, and females with domestic chores on the other hand. It is also a period where women tend to demand greater educational opportunities and greater equality and recognition in the business world. With that being said, A Doll’s House creates many of the…show more content…
The way Ibsen composed the way of character-painting, artistic handling of the situation never failed to cease me until the end of the play. Sometimes we have to do things in order to get an outcome for yourself and the others. This play is probably one of the great examples to support the fact. Nora realizes in the end that her husband was controlling her because of his prideful personality, and she felt as if she wasn’t herself the whole time they were being married. In the end, she experienced a recognition and decided to leave Torvald to find her self out on her
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