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A play serves as the authors tool for critiquing society One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs The play reflects controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day As late nineteenth century playwright Henrick Ibsen points out the flaws of mankind and also provides an answer to the controversy Unknowingly the heroine solves the problem at the end of the play and indirectly sends a message to the audience on how to solve their own problems Henrik Ibsen provides a unique analysis on the issues that his culture never thought as being wrong In the play A Dolls House Ibsen tackles womens rights as a matter of importance being neglected In his play he acknowledges the fact that in nineteenth century European life the role of the women was to stay home raise the children and attend to her husband The aforementioned problem is solved through the playwrights recommendations and the actions of the characters In the play A Dolls House the author uses realism to present a problem and solution to controversial societal issues While A Dolls House mainly concentrates on the negative aspects of culture there are positive facets explored by Ibsen Ibsen focuses on the lack of power and authority given to women but through Nora demonstrates the strength and willpower masked by her husband Torvald To save her husbands life Nora secretly forges her fathers signature and receives a loan to finance a trip to Italy Noras naivet of the law puts her in a situation that questions her morality and dedication Nora is not aware that under the law she is a criminal She believes that her forgery is justified through her motive She is not a criminal like Krogstad because his crime was simply a moral failing and not for the good of his family A morally unjustified crime is the only
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