Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

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In the play, A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, the title itself symbolizes the dependent and degraded role of the wife within traditional marriages. Ibsen portrayed the generous nature root into women by society, as well as the significant action of this nature, and lastly the need for them to find their own voice in a world ruled by men. Ibsen wrote this play in 1879, this is the era where women were obedient to men, tend the children until their husband came home, and stood by the Cult of Domesticity. The cult of Domesticity stated that first, women must be more religious than men, second be pure in heart, mind and body, third, submit to their husbands and fourth stay home. Ibsen uses the character of Nora Helmer to emerge the women who does not follow these norms, her character introduced women to femininity and furthermore the fight towards equal rights. The final act of A Doll House serves as a universal appeal, when Nora Helmer walked out on her husband and children it touched the human spirit and awakened human emotions it created a personal connection with women throughout the world. The final act of A Doll House was known as the door slam heard around the world.
Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour written shortly after Henrik Ibsen A Doll House, Chopin depicts how a marriage at the turn of the nineteenth century changes. Chopin also focuses on illustrating the role of a woman at the turn of the nineteenth century and how that illustration has changed compared to the

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