The Role Of Marriage In A Doll's House

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A Doll’s House is a play that was written by Henrik Ibsen. The play was written during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. The play revolves around Nora Helmer and Torvald Helmer. which initially depicts the life of a typical middle income couple in the Victoria Era. Know that the middle income group’s sudden growth in population was due to the changes and opportunity the Industrial revolution brought to the world. As the play progresses, characters such as Nils Krogstad, Mrs. Christine Linde & Dr. Rank comes into the picture.
Marriage in the 19th century portrays strong gender roles for both men and women. It seems that there is a strong preconceive notion of what a family should be like and diverging from the norm would lead to undesirable consequences. The play itself reflects the wishes of both the males and their counterparts from the ones who diverged from the norms and those who followed the preferred path. Although marriage is a significant occasion for each and every individual and holds a very sacred value towards the people in Victoria Era, the play reveals that marriage in the 1800s does not mean a perfect ending just like what people imagine and diverging from the norm does not necessarily lead to a live full of hardship, grief and misery. Hence this institution is flawed due to culture influence & beliefs, gender roles &
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Romanticism was represented by Nora Helmer as both of them emphasize on emotion & individualism and is a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. This is displayed when Nora Helmer said “I find it impossible to convince myself that the law is right. According to it a woman has no right to spare her old dying father, or to save her husband’s life. I can’t believe that (Ibsen, Act3, pg93).” And the law in the quote represents the Industrial Revolution which focuses on
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