A Dolls House Reaction Paper-Drama

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Reaction Paper-Drama
Angela Ericksen
University of Phoenix

The play “A Dolls House” was written by Henrik Ibsen. This play truly is an interesting, play and it really connects with how things can be in real life which helps the readers truly connect with it! Henrik Ibsen, in full Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian play righter of the late 19th century who introduced to the European stage a new order of moral analysis that was placed against a severely realistic middle-class background and developed with economy of action, penetrating dialogue, and rigorous thought (Britannica, 2010).
The story “A Dolls House” begins on Christmas Eve. One of the main characters in the play, Nora, is making preparations for Christmas, for
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Nora 's decision to leave her husband and children so that she can educate herself shows a different Nora compared to how she was at the beginning of the play. After stating that she has to "do it alone" (Literature for Composition, 2010), without help shows her desire to be independent. Ibsen puts forth his own opinions by setting up Nora 's role as a typical woman in present day, her being totally reliant on the husband, and then brings his own ideas into play by making Nora have desires to be independent.
The familiar perceptions of marriage were under full attack in this play “A Doll 's House”. A wife back in the eighteen hundreds was supposed to be totally committed to her husband, Nora instead was deceitful and withheld information from her husband. In the three days that the play takes place Nora truly grows and becomes a different person, a person that no longer wants to be dependent on her husband. She becomes a woman who has a longing to discover life on her own, to learn, and to find out who she truly is.

Reference

Britannica, Retrieved on 2010, January 14, 2011 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/280962/Henrik-Ibsen Literature for Composition, 9th edition, Retrieved 2010, January

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