Marxist Criticism In A Doll's House

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Ibsen 's A Doll 's House As A Marxist Text In Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House, readers can immediately see how social conditions trapped each character in place and did not allow them to grow further in their lives. Barry Witham and John Lutterbie 's "A Marxist Approach to A Doll House," highlights how the characters in A Doll 's House are pawns to their economic backgrounds, and in Karen Ford 's "Social Constraints and Painful Growth In A Doll 's House," she furthers the argument that Ibsen 's A Doll 's House is a Marxist writing without formally calling it Marxist. Each character within A Doll House shows the audience a different manner of how a character could be victim of their cultural setting which includes male as well as female characters. Because of Ibsen selecting both male and female characters in his story to endure these social conditions, readers can interpret how this play would be considered a Marxist rather than a Feminist writing. The play is set within a closed space which…show more content…
She mentions that she got into trouble when she was younger, which the audience can imagine that being her getting pregnant without being married first. Today this is a common occurrence, but in Anne 's society this is deemed as a terrible thing and hurts her place in that society. She can no longer keep her daughter and has to give her up for adoption and she becomes Nora 's nanny and then Nora 's children 's nanny. In other words, she had to give up her own daughter and mother someone else 's children. Anne even mentions, "A poor girl who has got into trouble should be glad to" raise Nora 's children (Ibsen 1378). Getting pregnant out of wedlock is not what a reader would image someone to be cast out of society as a troubled person, and only aloud to raise other people 's children. Anne furthers the argument that Ibsen wrote A Doll 's House as a Marxist
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