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In my opinion of the three terms given for us to define feminism suits this play best It applies to the play only in the sense that Nora the female figure in the play is oppressed Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House shows how a housewife is sent over the edge by her oppressed position The action she takes exposes a hideous side of human nature It takes the female character Nora and uses her as the doll in which the house belongs to but she does not have any power over the house The society at the time of A Dolls House was driven almost exclusively by males The man and wife had clearly defined roles The man was the provider who worked during the day and rested at night The wife had to run the homestead She was responsible for the children and the house but her influence on any major decisions was minimal In the play Nora is thrown into dire circumstances When her husband was sick she gathered a sum of money to help finance a recuperating trip She decided to take the initiative of getting the funds but her role in society permitted her from attaining the cash She was dependent on a male to vouch for her and instead of bothering her dying father she forged his signature This act would definitely come back to haunt her The whole fiasco led Nora to question her position within the household She realizes that she is nothing more than a doll for her father and her husband Without their status she cannot act alone Her whole life has been for
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