More specifically, its subject is of women's status in the society and their treatment by men, the lack of true love and respect for a wife by a husband, and the lack of justice and dignity in the treatment of women in the society itself. Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House is a blooming field for feminist criticism. Feminist critics have seen Ibsen as a social realist, a, revolutionary thinker, and a benefactor of the suppressed, repressed and oppressed women of the nineteenth century Norway and Europe.
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Linde found it necessary to abandon Krogstad, her true—but penniless—love, and marry a richer man.
Torvald issues decrees and condescends to Nora, and Nora must hide her loan from him because she knows Torvald could never accept the idea that his wife or any other woman had helped save his life.
Nora truly believes that the nanny will be a better mother and that leaving her children is in their best interest. Yet, the play suggests that children too are obligated to protect their parents.
Nora recognized this obligation, but she ignored it, choosing to be with—and sacrifice herself for—her sick husband instead of her sick father.
Linde, on the other hand, abandoned her hopes of being with Krogstad and undertook years of labor in order to tend to her sick mother. Our first impressions of Nora, Torvald, and Krogstad are all eventually undercut.
Torvald, though he plays the part of the strong, benevolent husband, reveals himself to be cowardly, petty, and selfish when he fears that Krogstad may expose him to scandal.
Krogstad too reveals himself to be a much more sympathetic and merciful character than he first appears to be.Ibsen and Feminism The social response to Ibsen’s drama: Welcome to Nora’s page on Ibsen’s true intentions in writing “A Doll’s House.” Here are some critics’, some feminist groups’, and Ibsen’s own interpretations of his work.
M.A. Part II, Semester IV, Paper Drama Student Name: Hameed Khan Topic: Feminism and the Roles of Women in “A Doll’s House” By Henrik Ibsen Feminism and the Roles of Women "A Doll's House", a play by Henrik Ibsen.
The interwoven themes of A Doll's House recur throughout most of Ibsen's works.
The specific problem of this drama deals with the difficulty of maintaining an individual personality — in this case a feminine personality — .
The Controversial Theme of A Doll's House In his play, A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen depicts a female protagonist, Nora Helmer, who dares to defy her husband and forsake her "duty" as a wife and mother to seek out her individuality.
Nora of A Doll's House has often been painted as one of modern drama's first feminist heroines. (Get it, Nora!) Over the course of the play, she breaks away from the domination of her overbearing husband, Torvald.
The playwright, Henrik Ibsen, denied that he had intentionally written a feminist play. Most modem readers like to call A Doll's House, a feminist play (or at least a play about women's right and dignity) because of many reasons.
This is not to say that Ibsen was an "arrant" feminist, nor to say that the play is only about women.