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January 27, 2013

Essay on A Doll's House

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A Doll’s House
In this play by Ibsen Nora the protagonist swimming in happiness at the idea of promoting her husband Helmer. Neither the arrival of her childhood friend Mrs. Linde or regular visits to their friend Dr. Rank does disturb the excitement. But that will be compromised when the firm admitted Krogstad recall ancient history that will burst a dark truth about this house so peaceful and possess the character of Nora in progress.
A Doll's House
Nora, housewife, with a big smile contribute to the happiness of her family and arouses their admiration by keeping up with her tasks.  She is portrayed as a natural charmer emerging from the childlike character who is spontaneous, full of joy and enthusiasm, both kindly manipulator to move her little whims and selfish to prefer her happiness over her unhappy mood. She is shown as a woman in all her glory, or rather the masculine ideal of what a woman should be at the time of Ibsen: beautiful, obedient, cheerful, friendly entertaining taking a hand of futile tasks such as those relating to the keeping a home.
The themes of action and individualism are realized through the character of Nora. In the play doll’s house that will break and Nora will leave. She realizes that her husband has not hooked to this ideal: to be the woman of his dreams, nice, beautiful and futile. But the day comes when Nora realizes her husband’s bad attitude so she leaves and tells Helmer she does not love him. She is a woman of action and slowly shows her individualism throughout the play as she tells Miss Linde about the secret and stands up to Krogstad and dismisses Dr. Rank’s advances.  Reciprocity is achieved as expected against expectations, Nora will be found immersed in a vacuum abysmal as to the meaning of her life and will be forced to direct her course otherwise.
And Nora is a woman, but an individual in full individual force who is resolutely away from the society it does in order to highlight the success of her husband. Unique individual because she bases her ideals and ethics in her love for her heroic half, beyond the law, as it suggests the beginning of the play. So she waits patiently for this "miracle" to happen, she will reveal her bravery to Helmer with tender insight. (Franc, p. 131)
The operation of a feminist text outdated
Ibsen successfully exploited by feminism obsolete text that is initially the lead motif of the work. At most he is here to create a comic dimension to the piece, due to the rudeness that can be collected in view that Helmer could have on marriage and family life: if you laugh is that it is too grotesque. The text is cropped around the stage and readjusted through contemporary concerns, to find the news or the timelessness of the work of Ibsen. (Archer, p. 196)
Gravity to the progressive release of Nora
The progression of the play is moving decisively childish levity to the seriousness that characterized the maturity of Nora. The white walls of the little house will gradually darken and Nora appears to climax which takes her in this dance of death in which she is actually considering suicide as an escape. Disturbing is the scene where Dr. Rank makes his last visit to Nora. This character full of cynicism about life knows his last hour came and discreetly says goodbye to her friend. (Fodstad, p. 149-87)
She finally discovers through the act which might Helmer a world dominated by money and ambition in which social and freshness, innocence and vitality can flourish. She decided to continue his journey only to discover a truth that she could not access it from her own home. A piece that manages to cleverly circumvent the obsolete aspects of a text to access a deep theatrical remarkably well understood. (Goodman, 186)
A Doll’s House, a Drama by Ibsen, is a story about the need of women to be independent and get out of the patriarchal control of the society and raise her voice against gender discrimination. This theme in the drama is brought about through various symbols of Nora's fancy dress costume which shows her superficiality and Nora doing the Tarantella dance all alone as a lonely left out woman, while the doll house is used as a metaphor to describe Nora’s plaything like behavior for Torvald. Additionally Nora doing the Tarantella dance alone is symbol of her lonesome marriage. And hiding of Christmas tree shows that there were hidden aspects of life in that household. The drama draws more on metaphors than similes to designate an object or idea is related another object or another previous idea with an analogy. Ibsen questions the claim Feminist commonly attributed to Nora who, despite social constraints imposed on the married woman the late nineteenth century, finds the strength to leave husband and children.


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