what are the major concerns brought out by henrick ibsen through themes in A Doll's Houseon this question i am asking of all the themes found in 'A Doll's House' and what henrick ibsen is bringing...

what are the major concerns brought out by henrick ibsen through themes in A Doll's House

on this question i am asking of all the themes found in 'A Doll's House' and what henrick ibsen is bringing out on these themes

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I think that Ibsen's theme the unreliability of appearances is one of the most important throughout the play.  As the play opens, the audience sees what appears to be the perfect family with the perfect, subservient wife. Torvald presents himself as a strong man who controls his silly, immature wife.  However, as the play continues the audience begins to realize that Nora is not the silly simple woman she pretends to be, but in actuality she is a kind, intelligent and motivated woman.  While her husband appears to be a strong and benevolent man, he is actually a petty and cowardly selfish man.  For both characters, who they appear to be is not who they really are.

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