Henrik Ibsen

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Ibsen wrote several plays concerning social issues. Was Ibsen actually a socialist?

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Socialism is defined as...

...an economic system based on state ownership of capital

In essence, this is a political position. Ibsen is not identified as a socialist. He was a man who was more interested in promoting changes that would improve society: he was not interesting in controlling it. 

The social inequities Ibsen highlighted in his plays were easily recognized...

...Ibsen's audiences...debated the social problems he depicted...

...while contemporary critics have always been more interested in "the philosophical and psychological elements" in Ibsen's plays—and the response of those viewing his plays. 

For example, in A Doll's House , several social problems are addressed. Nora is a repressed housewife: her husband tries...

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