A Doll's House (paper)
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Ibsen's approach to complex human interactions and the relationship between the sexes. Norwegian-born Henrik Ibsen's classic play about the struggle between independence and... show more
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Ibsen's approach to complex human interactions and the relationship between the sexes. Norwegian-born Henrik Ibsen's classic play about the struggle between independence and security still resonates with readers and audience members today. Often hailed as an early feminist work, the story of Nora and Torvald rises above simple gender issues to ask the bigger question: To what extent have we sacrificed our selves for the sake of social customs and to protect what we think is love? Nora's struggle and ultimate realizations about her life invite all of us to examine our own lives and find the many ways we have made ourselves dolls and playthings in the hands of forces we believe to be beyond our control.
Publish date: June 1st 2005
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Pages no: 88
Edition language: English
I had given this play a fairly ordinary review when I first commented on it, simply because when I studied it at high school I was put off by the fact that Nora simply up and left, and in a way it felt like she had undergone an inexplicable and sudden change. However, after reading [book:Peer Gynt] ...
Ibsen is credited as the father of modern drama. Certainly this play backs that up. It looks at the realities of middle class life and has an emphasis on realism. It is also an attack on the falseness and hypocrisy of many marriages.However, despite the necessarily truncated story and fast action...
I think the translation takes some stuff out of it, but it's still pretty good.
I’ve always felt like this is just one of those classics that I’ll never understand. This is the second time I’ve read this (I had to read it last year in my AP English class [though no review was written because I barely paid attention and relied heavily on sparknotes], and then again just now in a...
You know what? I enjoyed reading this play in school far more than I initially thought. I find it impossible not to appreciate Ibsen's work for its sheer historical importance. GROUND-BREAKING ideas I tell you! I am yet to come to terms with how I feel about the characters but I'm certain in my lik...