Human Nature And Deception In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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There are few American plays that are captivating and honest about human nature as Henrik Ibsen ″A Doll House. At the center of the play, one discovers the deep, dark secret of human nature and deception. Deception is driven by unlike determinations all time and thus the whole play is established upon it, with each lying character inspiring the conduct of some other character in the drama. The author thus through setting and characterization plainly climax a noticeable deed of deception via the behavior and actions of the characters in the drama. Essentially, this is the deed of disingenuous that in most cases tips to the feeling of distrust and betrayal among individuals. Deception disrupts what is ethically deliberated right as most people hope others will be honest and truthful even though this is not the circumstance with many. The author through use of different characters expounds the theme of deception in the play and highlights its effects. For instance, the first deed of deception is portrayed when Nora deceives her hubby and gets cash from Krogstad to have him treated. Nora carries on his lies proposing to refund back the mortgage even though she knew it well she could not afford. According to him, it was her responsibility to lie for the sake of protecting her ill husband even though this made him susceptible as a superwoman to Krogstad who afterward kept threatening her. In addition, Nora considers that her deed of dishonesty was for the sake of 'greater good'

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