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A Doll’s House is a play written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879 presenting the marriage between Nora and Torvald Helmer. Ibsen describes Nora, the main character as being young, naive and confused, who is in the process of transforming as the story is revealed to the reader, and she becomes independent towards the end. The author describes their marriage as a traditional one during that period of time. This drama illustrates the role of women in society during that time, pointing out how patriarchy placed an important limitation on what women could do. Patriarchy is the system in which the male race governs societal views, and this practice has been in existence since the dawn of time.
Ibsen’s drama can be analyzed from a psychoanalytical point of view, that makes the reader question the character’s motives, beliefs and desired both conscious and unconscious. A Doll’s House gets the reader involved in a direct way, because it sends strong emotions thru the language that he uses. The reader gains a deep understanding about the author’s direction, the character’s actions and plot. It seems rather easy for the reader to interpret the message that Ibsen is portraying. The elements of drama presented in the story are theme, plot, rising action, climax, falling action, exposition, unknotting, and characterization.
The theme is the underlining idea. At the beginning Nora seems playful and lacks knowledge, her life is dictated by her husband. Nora does have some life experience, however, the acts of rebellion that she engages thru out the story indicated that she is not as innocent as she appears to be, and she is unhappy in her marriage with Torvald. Nora beginnings to release herself from the oppressive situation that she is in, she realizes that she could have a better life without being controlled by a man that treats her like a little girl. She also learned that she is…...

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