Analysis Of A Dolls House By Henrik Ibsen

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“Here I have been your doll wife, just as at-home I used to be papa’s doll child.” states Nora Helmer (A Doll House, Act 3 pg. 114). The play A Doll House was composed by Henrik Ibsen and is written in first person. It takes place in Norway in the late 1800s. A Doll house focuses on a woman name Nora Helmer who is married with children. After eight years of being married, she decides to end it. Nora ends her relationship to start a new life and discover herself. However; she does Commit a selfish act by leaving her children behind with the father. To begin with, the plot starts when Nora saying that her and her husband have never had a serious conversation. They have never solved any problems they were having previously in their marriage.…show more content…
Women tried to break away from traditions and change the way woman they were viewed in their society. Outside the houses they attended church, clubs, and worked for little pay. The setting informs the readers with background information about what it was like to live in the late 1800s. Furthermore, the staging for the play takes place in a room. The room has a round table with chairs. There also is a hall that is connected to another room with more chairs. On top of the table is a lamp. The room has a comfortable feel to it. It’s not too expensive but it is nicely furnished with a piano forte. In the back of the room is a porcelain stove. There also is a traveling bag that Nora grabs when she gets ready to leave along with a hat. Costumes for the woman in the play consist of dresses with long sleeves. That were past their knees covering their toes. Woman also had their hair pinned up. The men costumes included nice suits with a hat and cane. Costumes showed how much wealth the Helmers had and separated them from other characters. Additionally, there are two types of themes that the play focus on. The first theme is the role of a husband in a marriage. Throughout the play Torvard refers to Nora as “my wife” in a controlling way referring to her as property,” But you are my wife now and always!” Torvard states (A Doll House Act 3, pg. 121). He also tells her that she cannot leave and belittles her by calling her childish and ill. “Nora, you are ill, you a
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