Theme Of Awakening In A Doll's House

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Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” is one of the many controversial literary pieces that focuses on character development and psychology in order to explore its intended themes . In fact, when closely analyzing the play, it can be seen that each one of the main characters reaches a turning point - experiences an awakening - that causes a shift in their train of thoughts and course of actions, and reflects one of the underlying themes of the overall work, the theme of women’s role in society. For example, even the relatively minor characters, such as Dr. Rank, Mrs. Linde, and Mr. Krogstad, undergo a personality change, as they respectively declare their love, suggest the idea of a moderately “beneficial” marriage, and have a sudden change of heart. The way Henrik Ibsen generally depicts these transformations in his plays (such as indeed “A Doll’s House” or “Hedda Gabler”), the way they are perceived by the 19th century society, is significantly abrupt and is thus the reason why they can be referred to as “awakenings” - even though it is known that the literal process of awakening itself can also be rather constant . Therefore, when exploring the topic of “Whose awakening is stronger in Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’?”, one needs to keep in mind that these identity shifts are not necessarily brusque and further define his/her own understanding of the term “stronger”. Namely, does the adjective “strong” in this case imply “sudden”, “significant” or “meaningful”? And hence,
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