Identity and Liberation in Henrik Ibsen’s Play “A Doll’s House”

Authors

  • Rosy Maria DSouza Research Scholar, Shri J.J.T. University, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India

Abstract

Norwegianplaywright Henrik Ibsen’s three-act play “A Doll’s House†published in 1879 stirred a great sensation at that time. This play characterizes a picture of a naive 19th century woman struggling to carve out her own identity and achieve liberation. This play challenged the 19th century beliefs that wife is expected to be comfortably submissive and the husband paternally protective and she would never leave her children. At the end of the play Nora – the female protagonist – leaves her husband and her children and attains liberation. This came as pretty  shocking to the readers of that time.

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Published

2018-08-10