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Essay | An Examination of Wealth as a Determinant of Freedom in a Doll's House and the Cherry Orchard

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An Examination of Wealth as a Determinant of Freedom in a Doll's House and the Cherry Orchard

Summary: Compares A Doll's House, by Ibsen toThe Cherry Orchard, by Chekhov. Contrasts the two works through a marxist point of view, with regards to freedom (both psychologically and physically).
An examination of wealth as a determinant of freedom in A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard

From the early establishment of societies and economies, wealth has been seen as a symbol for freedom due to the numerous possibilities it presents. A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard both present characters ensnared by their lack of wealth. Consequently, a casual observer will assume that financial difficulty is the major obstacle plaguing those in the plays. Delving further, it is apparent that the lack of psychological freedom is the prevailing dilemma, as can be seen when financial difficulties are overcome and the caged atmosphere remains. Ibsen and Chekhov both initially stress the theme of wealth and money is viewed as the foundation for freedom, but later reveal that psychological freedom can only be achieved...

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