Understanding Morality in Henrik Ibsen's 'The Doll's House' and Other Similar Stories

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Morality Introduction Morality is defined as a recognition or belief that explains why some behaviors are bad or good. In simple words, morality refers to values relating to the distinction between wrong and right or good and bad. Few morals are easily accepted and are only questioned by some fringes of society who might disagree with such morals. These individuals on the fringes can be bad or good. The ones who reject socially accepted moral does not necessarily mean that they are good persons. Thus, one can say that each individual has morals that are different from each other (Joseph). Referring to morality from an individual point of view, each person has strong beliefs about what is wrong and what is right. Moreover, morals differ from person to person and may be due to difference in culture. Morality also results from basic human emotions i.e. love, hate, honesty, greed, sins etc (Psychology Today). This paper discusses the notion that truly moral people are not only those who follow rules, laws and norms, these society norms and laws are very flexible and change with time. Such people do whatever they wish to do without the fear of being criticized. The essay is based on "The Doll House" play by Henrik Ibsen. However, other similar stories that support thesis statement include; "The story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. Thesis Statement The thesis statement is that, "moral people are not the people who follow rules, laws and

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