CoffeeWithJorlaska: A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
This is exactly a play. A play I’m studying for A2 literature. I’m not a huge fan of reading play, I prefer watching them. I dont even love A Doll’s House but I think it’s necessary to discuss. It is a great play although you might want to be aware of the strong urges to punch the characters. They are infuriating as hell.
I am supposed to be writing an essay on the text instead of writing this post. But you know what I need a break and if you think about it I am writing an essay. Just a really informal one that is probably not going to get me the A i need to get in to university. Procrastination at its finest. Procrastinating urgent work with casual work. (Someone slap me)
I think one of the main reason I like this play is because the characters annoy me. I hate them so much that if i ever watch the play I’d scream profanities at them. That girl making a comment every five second is me and I am not sorry. This has most likely to do with how contrast our societies are. 19th century versus the 21st century. You think being a woman in the 21st century is bad. Take an insight to 19th century women and then you know.
The leading protagonist’s relationship is cringey that you just want to slap their heads together. Torvald constantly patronises his wife and even calls her with possessive, diminutive terms. It’s more of seeing a father daughter relationship than a husband wife relationship. I think that may be why this whole play was just annoying until the ending. Nora finally stands up for herself and stops allowing Torvald to dictate her life. (Points to feminism)
I should go back to write that lengthy, academic essay which will hopely sound like I’m more intelligent then I actually am, unlike this post. I’m going to plan to watch this play but we aren’t going to tell anyone that. It’s going to be our little secret.
Have you watched, read this play either for pleasure or academic reason? Did you enjoy it or did you want to bash the character’s heads?