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Visual Symbols in a Doll's House

Summary: This essay deals with playwright Henrik Ibsen's use of visual symbols in "A Doll's House", now a classic work of Norwegian literature. The story revolves around Nora Helmer, a woman who rebels against the simple role of housewife that society has assigned her.
"A Doll's House", written in 1879, is one of the most famous works by playwright Henrik Ibsen, the founder of modern realistic prose drama. It tells the story of a nineteenth century bourgeoisie woman who breaks the chains of society that determine her role in life in order to find herself. The female protagonist Nora lives a perfectly comfortable and seemingly carefree life until her husband Torvald Helmer falls ill. She is forced to forge a signature on a contract that would enable her to borrow enough money from a lawyer named Nils Krogstad to travel to southern Italy to save his life. When Torvald finds out what she did and becomes infuriated rather than grateful for the wife who loves him enough to save his life, Nora realizes that his love for her is not as deep as his self-pride. At the end of...

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