Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Henrik Ibsen

I found a website containing literary criticism on Ibsen, which describes the progressions of his works throughout his life: Near the middle of the page, some discussion of "A Doll's House" takes place. I think the most significant aspect of this essay was when it addressed the question of the purpose and content of Ibsen's works. The author of the site concluded that Ibsen's dramatic works are neither realistic portrayals of human interaction nor are they blatant representations of ideas in conflict. Instead, Ibsen's focus on blending psychological, ideological, and social influences produces a mixture of these two models for drama.


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