A Doll House: An Analysis

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A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen is a play about women's roles in society in the 19th century. Women are treated as inferior beings, while the men are deemed as superior. Ibsen presents the play's main character, Nora, as being a helpless child. Throughout the play she carries on like a child and the people around her treat her as such. The theme of women's roles in society and how men treat women as helpless creatures is demonstrated through the development of the character, the setting, and through the use of symbolism.

In A Dolls House, Nora's character is child-like and carefree. She shows that she is not totally unaware that her life is at odds with her true personality. For instance, she defies her husband, Torvald in small yet meaningful ways-by eating macaroons and then lying to him about it. She also swears, just for the pleasure she receives from the minor rebellion against societies standards. Nora seems completely happy. She responds affectionately to Torvald's teasing, speaks with excitement about the extra money his

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