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  1. 1. A Doll’s House Significance Influence on theater – Anh Bui Influence and Impact on Society – Mary Kay Baker
  2. 2. Society in a Doll’s House <ul><li>Portrayed as a repressive influence on the individual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created a series of conventions and codes that an individual would defy at his or her own peril </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dramatizes the hidden conflicts in this society by  opening the doors to the private, and secret rooms of the bourgeois homes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Changing Role of Women in Society as seen in A Doll’s House <ul><li>The gender motif was more than a search for individual fulfillment </li></ul><ul><li>Ibsen thought that women should have a chance to develop their own identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role was actually self sacrificial </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Changing Role of Women Cont. <ul><ul><li>What defined one’s place in society was one’s ability to make and control money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their ability to control money enabled them to control others’ lives, including defining morals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. A Doll’s House and the Theater <ul><li>Considered first feminist play of the Victorian time period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presented aspects of middle class life that were not supposed to be made publically known </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Response to A Doll’s House <ul><li>Shocked by unhappy ending and feminism </li></ul><ul><li>People saw their own problems on stage because Ibsen gave a more realistic view of society instead of the Victorian view of perfection </li></ul>
  7. 7. Banning of A Doll’s House <ul><li>Banned in England when first release </li></ul><ul><li>Ending changed to be performed in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Created controversy after Victorian period ended </li></ul>
  8. 8. Criticism of A Doll’s House <ul><li>Reconstructive rather than destructive </li></ul><ul><li>Superficial treatment of the problems a divorced woman </li></ul><ul><li>Mentioned aspects of middle class life that were not publically known </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>’sHouse/themeanalysis.html </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>