A Doll's House, play in three acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in Norwegian as Et dukkehjem in and performed the same year. The play centres on an. Complete summary of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Doll's House. A Doll's House is a play by Henrik Ibsen that was first performed in See a complete list of the characters in A Doll's House and in-depth analyses of Nora.
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She now realizes that Torvald is not at all the kind of person she had believed him to be and that their marriage has been based on mutual fantasies and misunderstandings.
Torvald is unable to comprehend Nora's point of view, since it contradicts all that he has been a doll s house by ibsen about the female mind throughout his life. Furthermore, he is so narcissistic that it is impossible for him to understand how he appears to her, as selfish, hypocritical, and more concerned with public reputation than with actual morality.
Nora leaves her keys and wedding ring, and as Torvald breaks down and begins to cry, baffled by what has happened, Nora leaves the house, slamming the door behind her.
Whether or not she ever comes back is never made clear. Alternative ending[ edit ] Ibsen's German agent felt that a doll s house by ibsen original ending would not play well in German theatres.
Therefore, for it to be considered acceptable, Ibsen was forced to write an alternative ending for the German premiere.
In this ending, Nora is led to her children after having argued with Torvald. Seeing them, she collapses, and the curtain is brought down. Ibsen later called the ending a disgrace to the original play and referred to it as a "barbaric outrage".
Much that a doll s house by ibsen between Nora and Torvald happened to Laura and her husband, Victor. Similar to the events in the play, Laura signed an illegal loan to save her husband. She wanted the money to find a cure for her husband's tuberculosis. At his refusal, she forged a check for the money.
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At this point she was found out. In real life, when Victor discovered about Laura's secret loan, he divorced her and had her committed to an asylum.
Two years later, she returned to her husband and children at his urging, and she went on to become a well-known Danish author, living to the age of Uh Oh There was a problem with your submission. Please try again later.
Nora and Torvald Helmer believe they are happily married and on the brink of a blissful new phase of life: Torvald has been promoted to bank manager and their money worries are over.
But Nora has a secret debt, incurred with good intentions and a forged signature, and with her husband's new power comes the threat of blackmail. Over three acts the illusion of bourgeois contentment unravels, and the play culminates in a spectacular scene between the couple as Nora's lie is exposed and Torvald first blames, then forgives her — and is finally abandoned as Nora recognises the truth of her situation.
The following evening they are to attend a fancy dress ball, and Nora is to go as a doll s house by ibsen Neapolitan fisher girl and dance the tarantella.
Rank, an old friend.
Nora is desperate, not knowing quite which way to turn.