a doll's house

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In the play, A Dollís House, by Henrik Ibsen there seems to include serious social commentary underlying in this piece. This play is obviously critical of the time period, but also presents little or no solutions. The play is critiquing the society of the time for its structured hierarchy of male dominance. The play has placed its blame by skillfully creating characters that bring forth issues of power and control, ignorance and innocence, rebirth, …

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…is of course men in society that controlled everything during that time period. A Dollís House's social and cultural commentaries of nineteenth century Scandinavia are far-reaching and powerful. The play strongly disapproves of the unequal structure and hierarchy between males and females. Its message is grim but powerful and his solutions are non-existent. The play wants people to realize that the truth hurts and must be faced if any progress is to be made.