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Doll’s house


Henrik Ibsen is a great playwright. His vision of expression was depicted in the form of theater. One of his great plays is The Dollhouse. The endingis bittersweet. Nora has to leave the children to find herself. Most women would and do sacrifice their lives for their children. Nora had to sacrifice her children for her life. Ibsen wanted to challenge the typical Norway family. This outcome was a quiet rebellion against traditional marriage. Only Ibsen could have pulled off The Dollhouse.
The Dollhouse’s ending is happy and sad. Nora realizes that she needs to find herself, but in order to do this she loses her family. Her theory was that a woman treated like a doll would never be a good mother or wife. As the video showed Ibsen does not waste words. His play advances the idea that women should be treated differently, but leaves it up to the observer to decide Nora’s fate with their assumptions. If Ibsen had written a sequel, Nora would have returned. She would have returned as a stronger woman. Whether she would return to her marriage, or be welcomed back by her husband is doubtful. However, Nora loved her children. She would be reunited with them. Ibsen knew that the ending would be controversial, but he had a point to be made. Women in Norway at the time were treated like dolls.
Ibsen’s plays, including The Dollhouse, were written to advance his thoughts about the world at the time. Actors love to star in his plays due to the emotion and reality put into the productions. “Henrik Ibsens Legacy (04:32)” stated that Ibsen plays grace more theaters than any other playwright save Shakespeare. Nora is one of his emotional characters. Men and women sympathize with her. Anyone that has been married or hopes to be married feels for Nora. Everyone is scared of being married to someone that loves themselves more than their partner. While mothers might cringe at the thought of leaving their children, they would admire Nora’s spunk. Ibsen is a beloved playwright because of themes like those portrayed in The Dollhouse.
Works Cited
Ibsen, Henrik. The Dollhouse.
“Henrik Ibsens Legacy (04:32)” Accessed 6 Mar. 2012 from

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