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The Sacrificial Role of Women in "A Doll's House"

Summary: An examination of the portrayel of women in Henrik Ibsen's play "A Dolls House," with particular focus on their sacrificial role. The essay also relates this idea, to the role of women in Norway during the early nineteenth century, when the play was written.
The society of late 19th century Norway was completely shaped and controlled by Men. They ran the businesses, controlled the money, made the laws and even established the moral standards. In contrast, Women were unable to earn or control money, had little say in the shaping of laws and were expected to be completely subservient to men. This meant that women were forced into sacrificial, unequal roles completely controlled by the conventions of a masculine based society which they were prevented from understanding. It is this very social problem which Ibsen decided to bring to the publics attention in 1879 when he wrote A Doll's House. The primary way which he did this was through the three main female characters in this play, Nora, Mrs. Linde and the Nurse. He intended to use these characters to bring to the public's attention the...

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