This essay A Dolls House has a total of 429 words and 2 pages.
Nora?s New Life
In the nineteenth century women weren?t very appreciated. They were treated like they weren?t even part of society. Women had no rights or control. They were only expected to be loyal to their fathers and husbands. As well as do house hold duties and to take care of the children. Women depended on their men to support them. The women?s jobs were basically to keep the man happy, and do what they please.
In Henrik Ibsen?s 1879 play A Doll House displays a clear picture in this audiences head in the beginning, how the women in the nineteenth century were treated. But than he turns the play against women?s roles and has Nora leave her family. Ibsen never actually says whatever happens to Nora after she left her family to go find herself. But I believe after awhile Nora eventually went back home for the love of her children and Torvald, moral support, and she didn?t want her family to look bad.
Helmer. Over! All Over! Nora, won?t you ever think about me?
Nora. I?m sure I?ll think of you often, and about the children and the house here
Ibsen displays Nora?s character in the beginning of the play as a woman in the nineteenth century who was obedient to her father and husband. She did whatever she needed to do to please them both. When Nora was growing up she lived with her father only because her mother had passed away. But until women got married in the nineteenth century they depended on their father. They were their doll until they were married. In Scott Clements ?A review of ?A Doll?s House? ?, states, ?She is the child of a fraudulent father, badly brought up, neglected at home, bred in atmosphere of lovelessness, who has had no one to influence her in her girlhood?s days for good? (Clement, 1). Clement said that Nora was brought up badly and neglected as a child. Even though Torvald speaks to Nora meanly and treats her badly he doesn?t neglect her. He notices things that Nora does, or when she arrives, he acknowledges that she is there.
Helmer. Is that my little lark twittering out there?
Nora. Yes, it is (1258).
Even though this isn?t a nice acknowledgement it?s something that she wasn?t use to when she was younger.
In the Nineteenth Century the women depended on their man figure in their life as someone to support them
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