"A Doll's House" and Love and Marriage Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

"A Doll's House" and Love and Marriage
An analysis of the theme of love and marriage in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen.
# 62772 | 699 words | 0 sources | 2005
Published on Dec 12, 2005 in Drama and Theater (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how in Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House," Torvald and Nora Helmer are characters used to illustrate a marriage that doesn't work out. It looks at how within the story, it is the lack of love, communication and trust that ruins Torvald and Nora's marriage.

From the Paper:

"One of the main ingredients of a relationship is communication. You need to get to know your partner through communication. It was quite obvious that Torvald and Nora both lacked skills in communication. As Nora and Torvald were talking, Nora said, "We've been together eight years now. Don't you realize that this is the first time we two, you and I, man and wife, have talked together seriously" (543)? To Nora's disadvantage, she was a wife in the late 1900's, which meant Nora had little say to begin with. Ibsen makes it seem as if Nora had finally given up on the communication side of marriage by going behind her husband's back to borrow money without speaking about the issues with him first. "

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