Friday, August 16, 2013

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

Henrick Ibsen’s book, A Doll’s House, is a work of fiction and drama. If anyone is interested in drama or plays then this is the right book for them.

Nora is married to her husband, Torvald, who has become manager in the business where he works. Krogstad is one of Torvalds’s workers and he has told him he is going to fire him. In order for Krogstad not to lose his job he uses a secret from Nora to blackmail her. She has been keeping this secret from her husband. A long time ago Nora borrowed money from Krogstad to save her husband’s life when he was sick. Nora never wanted to tell her husband anything about borrowing the money from Krogstad so she lied to him and said she borrowed the money from her dad. Krogstad told Nora to make her husband not fire him because if she didn’t he was going to tell him the whole truth. Nora tells one of her friends named Linde about her problem and she asks her to help her out.

After Nora tried to convince her husband not to fire Krogstad, he never listened to her and he still ended up firing him. Krogstad sent a letter to Torvald telling him the whole truth about Nora and now she is trying to find a way to get that letter back.

This book is like a play or a drama and it shows how women back in the day had to follow society’s rules about how women should act. Nora tries to be the best house wife she can but there are many things she wishes to do instead of being a house wife. If you want to know what happens next in the story then read the book and find out.

Jessica R.

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