Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House: A Postmodernist Study

Hoot, Noorbakhsh; Torkamaneh, Pouria
September 2011
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Sep2011, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p1103
Academic Journal
Henrik Ibsen is deemed as one of the major Norwegian playwright of the late 19th century who introduced to the European stage a new order of moral analysis that was placed against a severely realistic middle-class background and developed with economy of action, penetrating dialogue, and rigorous thought. Most of his literary works are often dissected from a modernist perspective; however notions like women's emancipation, irony, and conflict, have paved the path for critics to survey his works from various angles and terms. This paper tends to lay stress on the postmodernist dimensions of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, a play which manifests different aspects of modernism as a common feature of Ibsen's works; nevertheless, demonstration of different notions of postmodernity cannot and will not be repudiated in the play.


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