Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Ibsen's "A Doll's house" was intriguing because it ended in an open denouement like we talked about in class. This site is helpful because it is a review of the plots and subplots of the play, as well as a biographical account of Ibsen. The review also stated that "A Doll's House" was banned in Germany unless Ibsen made Nora stay with Helmer in the end. It was interesting that the German government did not approve of such a vague ending. This could be due to the male superiority of the time period. As indicated in this web site, independence of women was not nearly as common as it is today. This is probably why the story was so shocking when it was initially released.


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