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englishinterpretation of Ibsens A Dolls HouseA Dolls House is classified under the second phase of HenrikIbsens career It was during this period which he made the transitionfrom mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problemsIt was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family lifeWritten during the Victorian era the controversial play featuring a femaleprotagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any ofhis other works In contrast to many dramas of Scandinavia in that timewhich depicted the role of women as the comforter helper and supporterofman A Dolls House introduced woman as having her own purposes andgoals The heroine Nora Helmer progresses during the course of the playeventually to realize that she must discontinue the role of a doll and seekout her individualityDavid Thomas describes the initial image of Nora as that of a dollwife who revels in the thought of luxuries that can now be afforded whois become with flirtation and engages in childlike acts of disobedience259 This inferior role from which Nora progressed is extremelyimportant Ibsen in his A Dolls House depicts the role of women assubordinate in order to emphasize the need to reform their role in societyDefinite characteristics of the womens subordinate role in arelationship are emphasized through Noras contradicting actions Herinfatuation with luxuries such as expensive Christmas gifts contradicts herresourcefulness in scrounging and buying cheap clothing her defiance ofTorvald by eating forbidden Macaroons contradicts the submission of heropinions including the decision of which dance outfit to wear to herhusband and Noras flirtatious nature contradicts her devotion to herhusband These occurrences emphasize the facets of a relationship inwhich women play a dependent role finance power and love Ibsenattracts our attention to these examples to highlight the overallsubordinate role that a woman plays compared to that of her husband Thetwo sides of Nora contrast each other greatly and accentuate the fact thatshe is lacking in independence of willThe mere fact that Noras well-intentioned action is consideredillegal reflects
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