Critical Analysis Of A Doll's House

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A Doll house was written by Henrik Ibsen. He created this idea of an ordinary 1920's family life and brought it to life. Back then there were stereotypical women and men titles. Men were expected to work while most women stayed at home watching the children. Most women were expected to clean, cook, take care of kids, and spoil their husbands when they got home. This story brings on many arguments. Nora left her husband because of his controlling ways. She felt like a doll living in a house of his design. Torvald treated his wife as a possession more than a simple human being. He continued to push Nora to an extreme measure where she felt the urge to fall in love with someone else. The aftermath continued when Nora decided to leave her ungrateful husband. Not only did she leave her husband; she chose to leave her children behind as well. A Doll House is suppose to represent what a picture perfect marriage is supposed to be. Nora chooses to take a step back and look at the reality of her marriage and was very unhappy. Throughout the drama Nora begins to take the strong independent womanly role.This causes Nora to break away from tradition and fight for her freedom. However, she still had to make a sacrifice on order to gain this freedom. At the time men were constantly worried about their reputation and did not want anyone to give them a bad rep, including their wives. On order to gain that respect from women, they felt as if they needed to demand it. Many of the
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