The action passes in Helmer's house (a flat) in Christiania. * In the original "Fru Linde." . And here are a doll and a cradle for Emmy. They're only common; but. Ibsen's A Doll's House uncovers a shocking secret: some dolls don't get to play the roles Ibsen's Nora Helmer is a doll trapped in her house, a condition. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable. Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any.
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Wentworth Press 26 Aug. The marriage is a reflection of the two picture of the marriage that is socially acceptable. Rank, who has followed them. Ibsen, H; A Dolls House. And when she says that she and him have a lot to talk about, she means that women and men have a lot to say to each other. A Doll's House Summary. For other uses, see A Doll's House disambiguation.
Linde returns and Nora has nothing to hide anymore from her. She explains everything and Kristine offers her help: Linde explains to him that she loved him deeply, but that she married a richer husband since that was the only way she could support a family.
On the other hand, Krogstad, widowed himself, has children, and Mrs. Linde suggest a Solomonic solution: That way, Krogstad gets a mother for his children and an employed wife, and Kristine gets a husband, and a fulfillment of her wish to be a mother.
Krogstad agrees and even offers to ask for his letter to Torvald back. Linde changes his mind: Torvald showers Nora with praises and even utters something which makes Nora hope for a wonderful thing, a miracle: Knowing what Torvald will find there besides Dr. But only to inform her of what he has found out and to start shouting at her as he has never before:.
But we must come to some understanding. Take off that shawl. Take it off, I tell you.
I must try and appease him some way or another. The matter must be hushed up at any cost. And as for you and me, it must appear as if everything between us were just as before—but naturally only in the eyes of the world.
You will still remain in my house, that is a matter of course. But I shall not allow you to bring up the children; I dare not trust them to you. To think that I should be obliged to say so to one whom I have loved so dearly, and whom I still—. No, that is all over. From this moment happiness is not the question; all that concerns us is to save the remains, the fragments, the appearance—.
And then a miracle happens: The marriage in the play is also characterized by oppression of the women. Norah is oppressed by the activities and characters displayed by her husband. The oppressive nature of the husband is well manifested in the manner in which he handles her for example by holding her with her ears.
In addition he often uses oppressive words when addressing her. The oppression that the women in the text experience is also evident in the cases of decision making process.
For instance the women in the play are denied the opportunity to take up loans without consulting their husbands and obtaining their consent to take loans. However the pressure and oppression experienced by the women is so high that some of them actually gives up and close their doors and leave their children and husbands alone.
Indeed this is exactly what Nora had to do when her motives were not being fulfilled enotes 6. The marriage between Nora and Torvald can be said to be a marriage of deception e notes For instance Nora engages in some activities behind Tovald back. This is kind of marriage in the Dolls House.
The deception in marriage stems from the imaginary gap that exists between the two sexes in the real life situation.
For instance women fear their husbands thus do not want to come out and speak up their demands or opinions. The kind of marriage depicted in the text is a true replica of the nature of relationship that exists in some marriages in the present world.
Women and their husbands hide the truth from one another with the hope that by doing that they are free from the problems that are likely to sprout from the revelation of truth about them e notes 8.
There are also cases of subservience in the marriages in the text. The women are expected to stay at home and wait for their husbands to bring back money so as to feed the family.
The subservience way of life lived by the women in the text makes their husbands to wield a lot of power over them. For instance it prompts the husbands to use insulting words towards their wives. This is evident in the case where Torvald gives Norah some cash for shopping and later teases her with words.
The marriage is a reflection of the two picture of the marriage that is socially acceptable.
She is treated with dignity and her values respected. The family has a similar objective as that of Nora, which is to provide education to the children so that they do not treat others like dolls and instead respect the position of others, especially women. E notes 8. The marriage in the text is also depicts a union that is not based on true love.
For instance Mrs. Linde leaves her husband and marries Krogstad without any love for him. The factor that drives her to get married to Krogstad is the desire for financial support. She wants to get married to the well to do man Krogstad in order to find a means through which she can support her three brothers and her mother.
The theme of marriage in the text also portrays the role of women in the society. Linde gets married and her major focus is to help Krogstad raise his children.
Norah too is involved in the activities that aim at promoting the welfare of their children. It is Christmas Eve, and a porter delivers a Christmas tree.
Linde and Dr. Rank arrive. Rank and Torvald exit to talk in his study. Nora promises her that she will ask Torvald to give her a job. Nora then reveals a secret she has been hiding: She has paid off the debt in installments, secretly taking jobs and saving money from her allowance from Torvald.
Rank comes out to talk to Nora and says that Krogstad is morally corrupt. Torvald enters, and after a brief conversation with Mrs. Linde, says he can give her a job at the bank. Torvald, Mrs. Linde, and Dr.
Rank exit, and Nora plays happily with her children. It is revealed that Krogstad is the person who Nora borrowed money from. He explains that he is being fired by Torvald, and that Nora must stop this happening or else Krogstad will tell everyone her secret. Krogstad exits, and Torvald returns. Nora tries to persuade him not to fire Krogstad, but is unable to. Act Two begins the next day, on Christmas Day. Nora, alone on stage, worries about her fate.
Linde arrives to help Nora sew her costume for a fancy dress ball that is being held on Boxing Day. Nora is dressing as an Italian fisher girl and plans on dancing the tarantella. Torvald enters and Nora tries again to convince him not to fire Krogstad. Rank arrives and is depressed, telling Nora he will die soon. She flirts with him and seems to be considering whether to ask him for money. He reveals that he is in love with her, and Nora gives up the idea of asking him for help.
Rank leaves and Krogstad returns, asking if Nora had told Torvald her secret and telling her his ambition to eventually run the bank.
Linde returns and Nora explains the situation to her. Linde tells Nora that she and Krogstad used to be in love, and asks that Nora distract Torvald while Mrs. Linde attempts to talk to Krogstad. Linde leaves, and Nora begs Torvald to help her rehearse the tarantella.