The Role Of Feminism In A Doll's House

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In Ibsen’s introspective drama “A Doll’s House”, the author advocates for women’s rights as he expands on the hardships encountered by women in order to fit into social conformity. The general view of their struggles is observed throughout the play’s protagonist Nora, whose actions unfold the aspect of patriarchy as a burden for women evolution in the society. Consequently, Nora’s characterization and the use of persuasive language at the end of the play allow the reader to paint her evolution from a subordinate wife to an independent woman and articulates in which ways we can qualify Ibsen’s modern work as a feminist drama. Nora’s adjustment to the concept of feminism is unveiled within the plot’s tumultuous development. Ibsen makes her a round character to understand the moral transition she will gradually making from subservience to individual freedom. The exposition scene sets Nora in a room “furnished comfortably and tastefully with little extravagance” . Ibsen provides a realistic touch to his play and sets the room as a trap for the protagonist. Moreover, the title of the play gives a view about the initial setting in which Nora is placed throughout the development. It shines a light on her restrained influence limited by this enclosed space and sets an extended metaphor of Nora’s doll like function. The author explains her…show more content…
As Ibsen balances his techniques of persuasion to the rules of drama, he persists on the inequalities between men and women in the Norwegian Society during the 19th Century. Henceforth, his masterpiece remains a universal call to the quest of identity. Despite of his deceptive style, Ibsen’s dramatic techniques are effective in enriching the reader’s knowledge of the characters’ motivations and undergrounding his critical eye on Norway’s historical and social
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