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A Doll’s House response paper
In his play a Doll’s House Ibsen although seemed that his theme or plot was to solve women problem, but yet he states otherwise, he states that his concern was the description of humanity, human behavior and relations. In this paper we will view how this play reflects human relations and humanity, and also will view the significance of Nora as the main protagonist character in the play which helped illustrating his main theme.
A Doll’s House witnessed the change in Nora’s character from being featherheaded to being a more independent person who is living for herself. This made it clear that his theme was fixing the problem of those women who live as dolls and viewed as that in the society. But going deeper in the play we will view that it is through the contact with several other characters did this change to Nora took place and thus Nora playing the main role in the play makes Ibsen’s point of reflection of Humanity. In the play there were five characters revolving around Nora; Firstly there was Anne Marie who was a description of a working class human being, she left her child to take care of other children as a maid. Nora resembles such character in the end of the play, as she leaves her children to go to work and achieve independence, but although Anne Marie did it unwillingly due to poverty, Nora does it willingly, which shows the irony of life. Secondly there was Krogstad, who forged a signature such as Nora, but this is guy is more extreme than Nora, as he makes his living and goes through life through fraud and unethical behavior. Ibsen shows us how such a character changed through the love to a woman, Kristen, as after illustrating their love to each other he claims his letter back and sends the contract back to Nora, which shows such a change to this character. Thirdly, there is Kristen who is an independent individual, who life has taught her to be tough. Nora witnessing...
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