A Doll's House -H.Ibsen ,Critical Analysis

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Subject : Drama B Writer : Henrik Johan Ibsen Genre : Realistic Modern Drama Name of the Work / Play : A Doll’s House ( 1897 ) in three acts Characters : Major Characters / Minor Characters Nora Helmer ( wife of Torvald Helmer ,mother of three children ) Torvald Helmer( husband of Nora Helmer , a lawyer ,father of three children ) Dr. Rank ( doctor ,friend of Nora & Torvald Helmer, confidant ,commentator ) Mrs. Kristine Linde ( old friend of Nora Helmer ) Nils Krogstad ( barrister , old lover of Kristine ,father of multiple children ) Anne- Marie ( nanny ) Helene ( maid ) The children ( three children of Nora & Torvald Helmer ) The Porter Setting : Home of the Helmers with a pleasant inexpensive outlook representing…show more content…
Then , I came to live in your house ...I mean when I passed out of Papa’s hands into yours . You arranged everything that suit your own tastes , and so I came to have the same tastes as yours...or I pretended to.I’m not quite sure which ... perhaps it was a bit of both – sometimes one and sometimes the other .Now that I come to look at it , I’ve lived here like a pauper – simply from hand to mouth . I’ve lived by tricks for joy,Torvald . That was how you wanted it .You and Papa have committed a grievous sin against me : it’s your fault that I’ve made nothing out of my life ‘’. If these sentences were not schocking enough , then , let us look at the last action at the very end of the play Nora does - Nora walks out to the night ,taking nothing with her , slamming the door and leaving her husband and children behind. One might think that as the divorce rate of a woman is much more common in the post modern times ,’’ A Doll’s House ‘’ must have lost its interest. However , the play discusses much more of the universal values to which extent one would have no right to control another’s values whether of society aspect,
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