Women And Women In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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The play a dolls house has been written by Henrik Ibsen in the 19th century when women were seen as weak and meagre in comparison to men; women during this time period women had nearly no real influence at all and because of this Henrik Ibsen was criticised a lot for making the protagonist of his play a woman. Henrik Ibsen was a feminist and was against the very thought that domestic work was meant entirely for a woman and that money matters was the man’s domain. Daily life in the Victorian era was very moralistic and was inspired by proper decorum and even the thought of opposing its norms was considered as transgression. Most marriages were ruled by social reputation, respectability and economic manners and marriage and bestowing a child upon their husband was the highest honour a woman could receive and because of all this and due to the very fact that this play has been written in the Victorian era Henrik Ibsen has fostered the main theme of the play to be money and its significant control over a woman’s fate in the play “A Doll’s House”.
Henrik Ibsen’s play rocked the stages of Europe when the play was performed in Europe but due to the controversial ending he had to change the end quite a bit. In the end Nora Helmer deserts’ her husband and children to go on and make a life of her own due, to the Victorian mindset people did not accept an ending where a woman leaves the house and goes against a man’s will and hence Ibsen had to make Nora return to her family. Ibsen
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