Modernism In A Doll's House

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Nora remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of the late –nineteenth century women..The play gradually builds a climax when Nora rejects smothering marriage and life in a ‘doll’s house’. With the intention to liberate herself from social construction she slams the door in the end and leaves. Ibsen crafted the modern play by capturing the meaning behind modernism. He gives his audience a conventional middle-class household and lets his character Nora become the basic modernist. Modernism had to grow over a period of time, one event leading to another, until society realized what freedom is. A Doll House represents a woman imbued with the idea of becoming a person. This play challenges the societal norms of marriage, as its main…show more content…
She was replaced by an enlightened, determined and more useful member of society who tries to make a positive contribution to help her husband in his difficulty. These days modern life has thrown countless examples of women struggling for their identities and thus emerging in the same way as Nora did. Ibsen though in his own ways, is probably the playwright to bring this change noticeable in their respective plays. Ibsen showed a woman who left her husband simply on the grounds that he had treated her as a doll and not as a responsible human being. Nora is depicted until the end of the play as the helpless, mindless fool who wastes her husband’s hard earned money. She is Torvald’s plaything, his burden and responsibility. During the nineteenth century, women were expected to marry and remain faithful to their husbands regardless of their situations. There was an exaggerated emphasis upon duty, the injunction to stay with one 's husband no matter what the circumstances. However, Nora deviates from her expected role and duty as a wife by leaving Torvald at the end of A Doll 's
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