The Sacrificial Role Of Women In A Doll's House

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A Revolutionary change

A Doll’s house play by Henrik Ibsen is influencing many women not only in Norway but also the whole of the Europe. The message of gender equality is spreading like wildfire. The play contributes in encouraging many women and this has lead them to come up on streets and fight against their character which is being concealed. This play depicts the impaired conditions and inferiority faced by the women. It portrays the keynote of the Sacrificial role of women, Parental and Filial obligations and the unreliability of appearances.

Nora, the protagonist of this play is described as an unknown woman who develops the extraordinary courage to probe her status in her home, a cage, to revolt against suppression and cruel suffocating stereotypes of the 19th century. Nora’s husband was Torvald Helmer. As the play proceeds, Nora’s character is enclosed as a person who is treated like a doll. Torvald was more in love with her physical appearance than mental connection. He used to tease Nora by saying squirrel, skylark in a demeaning way but she doesn’t really seem to mind. Nora used to seem very silly, childish woman but as the play’s progresses we see that how the plays climax shows a crucial role in resolving the identity problem.

Torvald helps the readers understand more about Nora’s character as a woman and the importance of her presence in the society. One such character that helps us understand more about her is a creepy man named Krogstad. He is the
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