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Adam G A Dolls House The play a dolls house by Henrik Ibsen is based on house hold life and the role of woman in the 19th century When Henrik Ibsen wrote this play he designed two possible endings The critics and the viewers liked the original ending which was traditional and boring the ending that most families would like to see The viewers wanted the story they could relate the characters and house hold to their own But Henrik wanted something different He was sick and tired of the same traditional and boring writing style So he added a little spice to the ending the ending that took decades to be appreciated He ended the story unhappy for the time it was written Times as well as people and society changed The unhappy ending he wrote then is now considered happy Nora and Torvald main characters in A Dolls House take the roll of the typical husband and wife in the 19th century Nora the inferior wife and mother is manipulated by her husband Torvald who has a typical relationship with society as well as a reputation and responsibilities to tend to Torvald has a habit of treating Nora as one of these responsibilities he treats her as one of his children encapsulated in A Dolls House For the 19th century there was nothing wrong with that husbands treated their wives like that and the woman knew no better and dealt with it For the time we live in now things are different womans rights are much stronger and men are increasingly taking the role in the household This play is written well ahead of its time Ibsen tries to tackle womans rights as a matter of importance During the time period when this play was written people neglected the rights of woman Womans role in that 19 century was to be a nurturer to stay home take care of the
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