A Doll's House is one of Ibsen best-known and well-received plays—though this was not the case when it was first presented on stage. However, it wasn't long before the demand to see the play increased throughout Europe. And although Ibsen insisted this was not a play written about women's rights, but about human rights, as with any piece of art, it took on a life of its own when released to the world.
Foreshadowing is when the author provides information as to what is going to happen later in the story (or play), but it is generally not recognized until the event takes place.
An example of foreshadowing can be found at the beginning of the play, when Nora has been shopping. Torvald says she should be careful in spending. As a father would instruct a child, he reminds her that if he borrows to pay for things and something happens to him, what would happen to the person he had borrowed from? Nora explains that she wouldn't care about that person.
If anything so awful happened, then it just...
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