A Doll’s House
Some plays such as Wicked are not relatable because they have witches and talking animal professors, but A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, is made to be relatable by the everyday person. Even though Ibsen might have not meant to focus on the issue of feminism and the tribulations of life and marriage, all of those factors are covered in the play.
Born in 1828 and passed in 1906, Henrik Ibsen is the author of A Doll’s House. Ibsen’s early works consisted of romantic scenes that were mystical and poetic. In the 1860’s, he wrote works that connected with everyday people such as middle class. People for the first time could relate to written works and finally understand them. A Doll’s House “represents the centerpiece of his realistic period” with the theme of the “route to the individual’s full and unchained growth” (Ibsen). Ibsen believed himself to be a “revolutionary individualist” even though critics say otherwise. It seems like A Doll’s House’s “characters and lines have a purpose” that the audience “seeks better understanding of the play” (Urban).
In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, the female protagonist, Nora, has to face a huge dilemma in her life that she has to hide from everyone for the sake of the family’s pride and reputation. The reason the dilemma came to be was because Torvald, Nora’s husband fell ill. To save him, she went to the bank and forged her father’s signature to get a loan from a man named, Krogstad, to take Torvald to Italy to get healthy. She promised to pay back the loan as soon as she could. After Torvald came home, the bank made him chief. Christmas is drawing near and Nora is asking Torvald for some money for Christmas presents (which is actually going to pay back the loan). Nora’s dearest friend, Mrs. Linde comes over to see Nora and achieve a job. Nora is excited to see her. While chatting with Mrs. Linde, Nora lets out her little secret about the loan and the deal she made with Krogstad. Now that Torvald is...