A Doll’s house is based on a semi-aristocratic lifestyle where the family culture is focused around money and materialistic objects. Nora the protagonist makes decisions based on morals and personal choices, whereas Nora’s husband, Torvald, makes decisions based on money illustrating foil characters. In addition, Torvald accuses Krogstad the antagonist of participating in improprieties like money laundering who in turn blackmails Nora on the premise of money to protect his life and even improve it. Nevertheless Kristine, Nora’s companion is a fate-beaten woman who marries for money rather than love and stil...
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...r hierarchy of a society. Though similar in nature, both plays have distinct differences that reflect their time period, society and cultural focus of the society. For example, A Doll’s House uses money to reveal its corrupting effects on society but ultimately focuses on women’s struggle to achieve equality in 1800 Norwegian society whose cultural focus is to subdue women. This culturally focus can be traced and matched with the time period as well because in 1800s women lacked rights both politically and culturally. On the other hand, The Visit uses money to reveal the corruption in society, but focuses on the human ability to differentiate between right and wrong.
Dürrenmatt, Freidrich. The Visit. Trans. Patrick Bowles. New York: Groove Press, 1956. Print
Ibsen, Henril. A Doll’s House. Trans. Rolf Fields. New York: Signet Classics, 1992. Print.
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