Feminism in "A Doll's House"
This paper explores the significance of the connections between Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House" and the rise of feminism.
# 28037 | 735 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Jun 20, 2003 in Drama and Theater (World) , English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other)) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century) , Women Studies (Feminism)
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This paper explains how the behavior of Nora, the main character in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen, is connected to the title in the sense that she is like a doll living in a doll's house. This lifestyle was common during the Victorian Era, the time period in which the play was written, and gave fuel to the fire of rising feminism. The paper shows that the play's most significant feature is the real-life change that it sparked in the lifestyles of women in the late nineteenth century.
From the Paper:"A Doll's House, written by Henrik Ibsen, is a play that shocked audiences upon its release. The author wrote it to say something about commonplace marriages that took place during the late nineteenth century. The title, A Doll's House refers to the disempowered position of the wife in referring to her as a doll. This play helped to begin the feminist movement, where women began to stand up for themselves and question the legitimacy of the societal conditioning. What makes this play connected to feminism lies in its title, the fact that it was written during the Victorian Era, and the way it began the destruction of the gender roles that are still apparent today."
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