*A Doll’s House*

The great novel “A Doll’s House” written by Henrik Ibsen focuses on the general view of the feminism treatment in the early 19th century. In this age women were treated with disrespect and were considered to be at a lower status level than that of men. Towards the ending of the novel, we notice the tragic ending that occurs and how that affects our perspective towards this awful treatment. Here basically, Helmer represents the controlling man and Nora symbolizes the woman who suffers before this control and treatment (as if she was some toy doll).

Ibsen uses different stage directions as a mean to convey information to the audience in the first two scenes of act one. At the beginning of the novel Ibsen provides us with a brief description of the house and how well ordered it looked. “tastefully but not expensively furnished” . This establishes the idea that the Helmer family exactly that wealthy and they tend to have a simple home to live in. In addition, the stage directions also have a tendency to reveal some of the characteristics of the characters. “She stuffs the bag of macaroons in her pocket and wipes her mouth”. This demonstrates to us the degree of fear Nora has towards Torvald. "[She and the children play, laughing and shrieking, in this room and in the adjacent room on the right. Finally Nora hides under the table; the children come rushing in to look for her but cannot find her; they hear her stifled laughter, rush to the table, lift up the tablecloth and find her. Tremendous shouts of delight. She creeps out and pretends to frighten them. More shouts]". Here this also proves Nora’s childlike actions, which states her mental loss maturity and might foreshadow some actions that occur later on in the novel.

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Our initial impression of Nora begins as an innocent and caring mother, then later on in the novel we notice the truth behind this. At this point we notice that Nora tends to have some kind of a rebellious behavior. This is shown by how she tends to hide the macaroons and lie to her husband about the fact that she borrowed money from Krogstad. Even though we notice that the second act of rebellion was cause out of good intentions, but the fact that she hid it away from her husband was stilled looked into as sneaky. We ...

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