A Literary Evaluation of the English Interpretation of a Doll's Residence by Henrik Ibsen


interpretation of Ibsen's "A Doll's Home"

"A Doll's

House" is classified beneath the "second phase" of


Ibsen's career. It was during this time period which he manufactured the transition

from mythical and historical dramas to has working with social problems.

It was the initial in a string investigating the tensions of friends and family life.

Written during the Victorian period, the controversial play having a female

protagonist seeking individuality stirred up additional controversy than any of

his other works. In contrast to numerous dramas of Scandinavia for the reason that time

which depicted the role of girls as the comforter, helper, and supporter of

man, "A Doll's House" introduced female as having her personal purposes and

goals. The heroine, Nora Helmer, progresses during the play

eventually to recognize that she must discontinue the position of a doll and seek

out her individuality.

David Thomas

describes the initial impression of Nora as that of a doll

wife who revels in the idea of luxuries that may now be afforded, who