The theme is echoed in the subplot of Kristine and Krogstad, both of whom have struggled with the cruelties of society. The structure of the play has a clear beginning, in which Ibsen creates an idyllic world in which the characters strive.
Private and public rewards result from its presence. It enabled Nora and Torvald to travel to Italy for his health. The play was even banned for a long time. The final structural part of the play portrays the process of Nora coming of age, her transformation from a disobedient child and a flirting doll wife into an adult, serious person.
One recurring symbol throughout the play is the Christmas tree which in the beginning of the play represents the playful mood and happiness of the season. The next stage is where the playwright creates suspense by inserting an information gap: Kristine endured a loveless marriage in order to support her elderly mother and young brothers; Krogstad was forced into crime in order to care for his ill wife and children.
We also see a more serious side of Torvold when Nora suggests lending money.
Ibsen also creates an undeniable association between the tree and Nora, who, like the tree, is simply decorative in her family: Although within the plot their union seems somewhat contrived, Ibsen characterizes them as aware of themselves and honest with each other.
The character of Nora Helmer, a favorite with actresses seeking a role of strength and complexity, has dominated the play from its inception. Nora and Torvald communicate only on the most superficial level; he speaks from the conventions of society but neither sees nor hears her, while she can only play out the role that he has constructed for her.
In the complex pattern that Ibsen has created, lack of self-knowledge, inability to communicate, and unthinking conformity to convention affect the institution of marriage most adversely. She is the one who gains audience empathy, who grows through the course of the play.
The play, which questions these traditional attitudes, was highly controversial and elicited sharp criticism. This is almost giving her pocketmoney to get her out of a sulk or when she is well behaved, but on a more sinister note - it is dressed up prostitution 4 of This suggests the delacacy and vunerability of Nora, which is most likely caused by her innocence and naivety.
Here, we see lies from the very beginning of the play, and despite them being little, it suggests to the audience that their relathionship is not the most stable. Yet, all the major figures—Torvald, Nora, Kristine, and Krogstad—have been affected adversely by its absence:World Lit- Dolls House.
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