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Henrick Ibsen is a writer that uses literature to channel entertainment and express himself throughout the play A Dolls House He wrote the play during the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems At the time that Ibsen wrote A Dolls House the later 1800s society has created a niche for the woman as a housewife and social partner lacking emphasis on love This controversial play features a female protagonist seeking her individuality through realizations and challenging her comfort zone Isben through Nora and her personality depicts the role of women not as the usual comforter helper and supporter of man but introduced woman as having her own purposes and goals The heroine Nora progresses during the course of the play eventually to realize that she must discontinue the role of a doll and seek out her individualityDefinite characteristics of womans subordinate role in a relationship are emphasized through Noras contradicting actions As a person she enjoys making Torvald happy but will not follow his guidelines Her infatuation with luxuries like expensive Christmas gifts contradicts her resourcefulness in scrounging and buying cheap clothing Also her defiance of Torvald by eating forbidden Macaroons contradicts the submission of her opinions including the decision of which dance outfit to wear to her husband and Noras flirtatious nature contradicts her devotion to her husband This sheds light to the characteristics of a dependent woman It seems at this time women marry for tradition money safety and love Ibsen attracts the readers attention to these examples to show the general subordinate role that a woman plays compared to that of her husband It can be suggested that women have the power to choose which rules to follow at home but not in the business world thus again indicating her willingness to be subservient Nora does not at first realize that the rules outside the household apply to her This is evident in Noras meeting
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