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Lisa’s review of A Doll's House
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Jan 22, 2011 11:00AM
I think people care too much about whether the characters of a play/movie/book etc are "right" or "wrong".
I choose to concentrate on what the play is talking about. Nora just can't bare to go on living the way she has until that point so she leaves. Was morally right? Who cares?
I'm not saying you or anyone should see it that way. Just expressing my point of view.
For what it's worth, Ibsen didn't accept the "feminist" description.
Feb 16, 2011 07:45AM
Read it again in context to A) DATE and B) what Nora says about leaving her kids!!!
Apr 22, 2012 02:40AM
To posit that feminism = abandoning children is a gross misrepresentation of feminism, and you're missing the point of the book. I'm a feminist--all it means is I believe in equality--and I love children, men, and my job!
Apr 22, 2012 06:49PM
And you’re missing the point of my review.
As I said, the neatest thing about life is that we are all entitled to our own opinions.
May 20, 2012 03:20PM
Substantiated opinion...there's an oxymoron.
Read the last sentence of my review again. I thought the play was well-written; nonetheless, I don't care for it. Happy you liked it.
Jan 01, 2013 11:35AM
I did not enjoy the play either, but what Anne said about feminism is absolutely correct. Feminism is about equality for everyone; it is not an excuse to act irresponsibly or abandon your children. When displayed correctly, feminism is not even a belief that women are superior to men. Recently, the feminist community has expanded to be more intersectional (focusing more on other issues such as racism, ageism, ableism, etc) to provide safe places/equality/respect for EVERYONE.
Sorry to ignore your review, which was well-written, besides this fact. I just wanted to clear up some misconceptions.
May 21, 2015 05:46PM
I agree entirely, but I don't think the reader was necessarily meant to agree with Nora's decision. Throughout her life she never had an identity, and now she is clumsily, awkwardly discovering that she is a person on her own. Certainly her new sense of self is misplaced; that is sort of the point.
Jun 28, 2015 05:11AM
Agreed- a gross misinterpretation of feminism.
Aug 12, 2015 07:14PM
Could the popular reading of this play be misleading? Is it a simple play using gender as a way to explore feminism? I highly doubt it... We understand it as such mostly because it is the cliché of what a husband and wife relationship was pictured has at the time where Ibsen wrote A Doll's house. I might be entirely wrong, but Nora's desire to find herself appears to take its roots from individualism, not feminism. Then your conclusion would be true, although that would be no reason to give this play such a bad rate.
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