A Doll's House

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“A Doll’s House” Discuss the idea(s) developed by the text creator in your chosen text about the significance of idealism and truth in an individual’s life. Our beliefs and values help shape our identity and how we approach issues. Some of those beliefs and values are a reflection of societal expectations and sometimes they are a complete rejection of those values. The people around us, events, and how we were raised can help shape our identity. This can help determine some of our beliefs whether they are a form of idealism or the truth. In “A Doll’s House”, Henrik Ibsen focused on both the idealism and the truth of societal expectations. Ibsen also focused on the character’s beliefs and values and how some events can help a person realize the truth. In the play “A Doll’s House”, the title hints at how some of the characters are dolls. This play represents the idealism of society in that era. It was a time where the men provided for the family and all women had to do were bearing children and raising them and they were treated like they had no brains. Women couldn’t think for themselves, the men were always controlling everything women did. The character, Torvald, was not an exception to the rule. He was very much concerned with appearances, which was very apparent throughout the play. The fact that Torvald worried so much about appearances dictated how he acted and shaped his views on issues. Torvald’s idealism consisted of these societal expectations, which skewed his views on many issues. Torvald’s idealism was significant in showing how prejudiced society is and this shaped many events in the play. For example, Torvald was so concerned about what everyone else thought, he only picked “nice” cases as a lawyer as a result he had to work very hard to make ends meet. This in turn made him very ill, requiring him to go away to Italy for a year to
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