Review: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

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This book was SO much better than Beowulf. I kinda saw why these two books were on my summer reading homework- they were like total opposites, so I think the point was to see a contrast in time and views. I’m probably wrong but whatever.

Anyway, I highly enjoyed this classic! Which is a bit odd to be saying since I can count the classics I’ve enjoyed on one hand.

Nora is a housewife and mother who is seemingly perfect. She obeys her husband and spends time with her kids.

However, she accidentally commits a crime trying to save her husband and it is eventually revealed. After that, Nora changes and starts to see things how they really are.

I don’t have much to say about this play… it was short, entertaining, and I loved it. The whole first half of the play had me wondering if I’d read the summary correctly- it was supposed to be the first truly Feminist play. By the end, though, the feminism was obvious- and wonderful.

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I totally didn’t expect the ending to be the way it was. I mean, I expected something like it, but not quite that way.

Should you read it? YES! Definitely.

6 thoughts on “Review: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

    1. Thanks! I don’t think I would have read this had it not been for my class, and I hadn’t heard of it before either. Honestly, I don’t think reading plays is THAT much different than novels. At least not for me. I still kind of get lost in the story either way. It’s just like a different format, I guess. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  1. I haven’t heard of this book, but then, I don’t know a whole lot of classics xD Just curious, which other classics do you like? Anne of Green Gables was pretty enjoyable to me, and Little Women was also quite good (except for the ending, haha).

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