Demonstrating Women's Rights in Henrik Ibsen's Play, A Doll House

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An intriguing play that demonstrates a women’s rights in the late 1800’s. The playwright, Henrik Ibsen, uses this play as an instrument to open our eyes to a different view of what life was like for women back then. Many of his critics view his play as a demonstration of humanism, even though as the play evolves, the audience is able to distinguish how women wanted to be love, considered, and treated; instead of how they were actually interpreted.
In 1879, in a quaint doll house lived a family and their house staff, a play by Henrik Ibsen: “A Doll House”. Nora, the wife, makes some haste decisions in the early start of their marriage to help her husband and family. She kept her rash decisions to herself, so her beloved would never find out, even though it would come out. Her husband, Torvald, took a high level position with the bank after the New Year. Nora’s benefactor finds out and demands help to keep his position or he will let Torvald know about her indiscretion. Even though Nora tries her best to persuade her husband, her hypnotizing skills could not change his view. Torvald reads a letter that was left in their mailbox and finds out what Nora did behind his back. With Torvald’s outrageous reaction, Nora realizes that Torvald is not the man she thought he was. She tells Torvald she is leaving him and walks out the door never to return again.
Henrik Ibsen’s, playwright, play of “A Doll House” is constructed around the view of feminism, woman’s rights. Joan
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