The roles of women in the play A Doll’s House exposes the restricted role of women during the time of its writing and the problems that arise from a drastic imbalance of power between men and women. In “A Doll 's House,” Henrik Ibsen especially probed the problems of the social passivity assigned to women in a male-oriented society. While characteristics of the play are portraying as a male dominated roles by men making all the decisions in both society and their family unit, hold all position of power and authority, and are considered superior. Nora Helmer decides to take control and deface mean of authority and takes a stand as a dominate independent female.
Defying Gender in Society
Forced Traditionalism to a "Man 's World" the female characters within this play are often forced to obey to the beliefs and values of men. Women started realizing that they needed to fight for their rights to change the situation. In the opening of A Doll’s House, Nora appears utterly happy and takes pleasure in the company of her children and friends even though she is treated like a child by other characters. She does not seem to mind her doll-like existence, in which she is coddled, pampered, and patronized. Thus, reflecting the situation faced by many women of this era and showing the oppression of female characters in this play and their expectations dictated by society.
Nora is recognized to her…show more content… Women have come a long way having achieved tremendous success regarding rights to education, property, family planning, reproduction and voting. Many have accepted the ridicule given to them and have continued to fight. Still, the struggle is not complete. Women still face the issue of discrimination. The glass ceiling is a form of discrimination which prevents educated, professional, well qualified, hardworking women from being promoted to higher levels in an