A Doll’s House

A Doll;s House, written by Herkin Isben is a Victorian play filled with lies, deceit, and underlying meaning.The play tells of truth about the way women where looked at during the late 1800;s.One of A Doll;s House central themes is rebellion from society.It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social standards of their time and acting of their own terms.
During the time in which the play took place society frowned upon women expressing themselves.Women were suppose to play a role, in which they supported their husbands, took care of their children and did what they were told.Things like work, politics, and decisions where left to the males.;Women were denied participation in public life; their access to education was limited; their social lives were narrowly circumscribed; and they could not legally transact business, own property, or inherit.; (Magill, 1769)Nora;sfirst rebellion from society was when she broke the law and decided to borrow money to pay for her husband;s treatment.By doing this, she not only broke the law but she stepped away from the role society had placed on her of being totally dependant on her husband.She proved herself not to be helpless like Torvald implied: ;you poor helpless little creature!;
Nora;s second rebellion from society was shown by her decision to leave Torvald and her children.Society demanded that she a take a place under her husband.This is shown in the way Torvald spoke down to her saying things like: ;worries that you couldn;t possible help me with,;
and ;Nora, Nora, just like a woman.;;His contemptuous attitude toward Nora;s intelligence and sense of responsibility-he calls her his ;little lark,; his ;little squirrel,; his ;little featherbrain,; his ;little spendthrift,; and so on-actua

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