The Reaction To Hedda Gabler In A Doll's House

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.1- The Reaction towards A Doll's House It was the 19th Century, when the women were confined by the sacred traditions and the conventional society. The most important duty that expected from a married woman, was to look after her husband and their children, and keep the house livable. the artists and the writers were mindful and careful for that. So, when Henrik Ibsen published his play A Doll's House in December 1879, the readers and the spectators of the play were shocked by Nora's attitude at the end of the play, when she left her husband, her children and her home. The play with its ending was a flame of huge dispute among the critics and the readers. The Majority of the critics were Non-Ibsenites. One article that described as pro-Ibsen was countered by ten anti-Ibsen articles (Davis, 1984). Amalie Skram, a journalist from Ibsen's country described…show more content…
But in A Doll's House, we only see the circumstances that made Nora take her revolutionary action at the end of the play. While in Hedda Gabler, the focus is on the process of the revolutionary action itself. We don't see ,directly, the circumstances that pushed Hedda to rebel against her society. Nora was a brave woman, and she took a decisive action without any hesitation or any regard for the public opinion. In the other hand, Hedda feared the scandal and the public opinions, due to the influence of her restricted life in the soldier's house. " In Ibsen's judgment she is doomed to failure because she did not dare for enough "(Huneker, 1905). A Doll's House was the warning that remind the society that the oppression of women is destroying the family and the whole society. Hedda Gabler was the representation of the destructive consequences of the oppression of

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