At a glance:
- Author: Henrik Ibsen
- First Published: 1879
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: Nineteenth century
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Problem play, Domestic tragedy
- Subjects: Nineteenth century, Marriage, Blackmail, Women, Dancing or dancers, Money, Women's rights, Banks, bankers, or banking, Heredity, Christmas, Norway or Norwegians, New Year, Shopping
- Locales: Europe, Norway
Helmer house. Home of Torvald Helmer, a successful bank manager, and his wife, Nora. The dwelling contains comfortable and stylish furniture and such items as a china cabinet, a bookcase with well-bound books, and a piano on carpeted floor—all of which demonstrate a stable financial situation. However, the house is a mere container, or doll’s house, for Nora, who spends her time entertaining or nervously accommodating (as her nickname “the squirrel” implies) her demanding husband—rather than decorating, designing, or even...
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