Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House ' Essay

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Miguel A. Lorenzo
Professor Elena-Mirabal
ENC 1102 TR 9:50-11:05
December 9th 2015
A Doll’s House
The story of humanity is one full of intrigues of any kind, from the creation up to modern times. Indeed, every generation has lived through and seen an evolution or transformation of its social and cultural values (Rabi 27). In modern times, it would be difficult, especially in advanced countries to find the entrenched patriarchal societies as found in the A Doll’s House, a family living in the late 19th century. Set in Norway, this play depicts a middle class family that not only enjoys a good background, but one that understands the limits placed on them by society. In spite of the entrenched social and cultural norms of that era, the desire for financial freedom pushes Nora out of her matrimonial homes.
A Doll’s House is a play that depicts a convergence of the external view presented by society and the world of Ibsen in a concrete display of the role of social and cultural values on the people during that time. As Kuhn argues, the external stimulus, in this case, the changing economic situation, would be closely linked to changes in behaviour (105). In other words, the changing fortunes could also lead to a change in the social, cultural norms in a society.
The A Doll’s House play was written in 1879, with the setting being that of a middle class family. In this play, Ibsen tries to demonstrate to the audience the prevailing social and cultural values that made sense to

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