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REFLECTION OF THE WORK HOLA DE DOLIECAS
The interactive oral activity carried out in class through the Mun debate, helped me to understand more about the contexts that influenced the work Casa de Dolls published in 1879 by the author Henry Ibsen. This dramatic gender work belongs to the literary current of realism;since it reflects the context of Norway, such as bourgeois society and treatment towards women, explaining the social reality of the moment.
With this and from my perspective, I consider that the context that most influences the development of the work is the cultural;since in it the patriarchal ideology stands out, which expresses the male supremacy before a female subordination. In this context, men maintained their privileges by imposing or dominating women, this is evidenced in the work, with the character of Nora, who is dependent on her husband Helmer.
This to go to her uses nicknames ‘Alondra’ or ‘Pajarito Cantor’, affectionate names that indirectly announce that they keep dominated without any trace of disobedience, this is a sample of the domain of the male towards the woman towards the woman. In addition, he treated her as an object, rather than as a wife, she consented to everything she asked, because according to him, she liked to see her happy, but it wasn’t like that, he did that because she wanted to keep her bent.
At the end of the work Nora becomes aware of the reality she is living, which has been used as a doll by her father and her husband;reason why she decides to go in search of her independence. That is why the author describes the patriarchal ideology that he is living in his country and wants to show a change through the liberation of women. As described above, the interactive oral activity was very important to understand the work and relate to the cultural context as the most important for its production.
The work house of dolls written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, initially, it meant a negative critic for the society of Norway because the condition of the woman of the nineteenth century is revealed, this story shows the character of Nora, which just likethat many women of their time, must try to take care of their children and please your husband. In Norway, after the revolutionary period, the conservative reaction that insisted on the subordination of women to the male, in the role of roles, considering in the domestic sphere and in the family to the woman, and the decision making to the woman, and the decision making to themen.
These sociocultural aspects are presented in the work specifically the role of women underestimated by patriarchalism and conservative ideas of bourgeois families living in appearances. The subordination of women is noticeable in the form of breeding of children, in which there is a division of roles, this can be seen at the time of purchases:
In this way, objects demonstrate patriarchalism, since women are assigned dolls and toys that are convenient for them;The doll, evidence that women should only be subjected to the house and that they are being manipulated. In addition, like other women, Nora is subject to ideologies imposed by society. On the other hand, the woman is immersed in rejection before society as more than an object of presentation, the presentation of the domain is shown in the secret of the loan that Nora made, which she feels bad because her husband discovers her. Nora.
That was when I hinted that I could ask for a loan. But upon hearing me he almost got angry, Cristina. He replied that he was a foolish, and that his duty of husband dictated not to submit to my whims, as he called them. This appointment presents the problem in which Nora is and confesses to her friend Cristina, explaining the reason why she is forced to keep the secret, since if this was revealed, she puts her marriage happiness at risk causingThis way a discredit in the reputation of her husband, whom society would see him as a man who was not worthy of respecting himself.
Therefore, recrimination towards women is manifested, where it is belittled by not corresponding to her husband. Religion and morals entering into play as incentive to practice these rules of submission. Likewise, women were only taken into account in children’s education, being seen as a doll that is not self-sufficient.
Here Helmer is shown worried about how society will interpret their situation and what will be its appreciation and reaction, showing that this family was only formed of appearances. In this way, you can illustrate the home of the Helmer family, a family that appears before society: Helmer: Nora, for you I would have worked with joy day and night, I would have supported penalties and deprivations. But there is no one to sacrifice his honor for being loved. In this context, the husband gets carried away by the company on, that as there are no initiatives, he does not dare to do something for being loved, leaving as shows the law.
This shows that Nora qualifies Linde as a sad and unhappy woman because having no children is alone and it has not been possible to do as a woman, this is a thought of the conservative society and Mrs. Linde accepts it. In the end, Nora realizes that her marriage was only built under oppression and social appearance that her husband wanted to show before society, discovering that she has the need to seek love itself. For which he faces the search for his freedom, after discovering the heartbreak that he lived in a marriage of appearances in an oppressive and subjugator of women’s freedom.
In short, the work house of dolls, presents a context that discriminates the work of women where society becomes conservative and simulates having happy families. The work shows a dominant love shown by the character of Torvaldo, who embodies the man who exercises dominion over his wife, motivated by appearances and society. Being his wife a doll who plays to be a woman mediated by the presumptions of her husband acts that cimés the heartbreak and as the work goes in search of her freedom.