The Feminist Movement Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' Ibsen '

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Granted that, Ibsen had disclosed that he was not consciously writing the play to support the feminist movement, nor did he have any intentions to motivate women to follow Nora’s footsteps. He actually had treated a Scandinavian who had followed Nora’s footsteps distastefully, and criticized her because she took her child when running away, instead of running away by herself (Templeton 35). The reason for his hypocritical attitude to the woman was to protect himself from the many critics that were already accusing him of a supporter. He had many women in his life that were mistreated due to the societal differences, and actually was mentored by Magdalen Thoresen, who was one of the first “New Woman” he had met. He eventually married her Magdalen’s stepdaughter, Suzannah, and wrote about her in order to remind people of Suzannah (Templeton 36). Ibsen may have spoken out against being a supporter, but his motives for such actions were very prevalent in his life. Nevertheless, those two females were not the most important feminists in his life however. Camilla Collett, one of the most active feminists in the European countries had. She wrote a novel stating how women’s feelings matter and they have rights as human beings to education and free-will of who they are to marry. Publishers gave her the ultimatum of a masculine name change, or no name at all (Templeton 36). Somehow she became known as the author and was exiled. Her and Suzannah Ibsen became close friends and

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