Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
A socio psychological analysis of Nora in Henrik Ibsen's “A Doll’s House”
Author(s): Dr. Manisha Dwivedi, Ritu Awasthy
Abstract: This paper sheds light on the socio psychological aspects of the character of Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll's House,. All social instructions and conventions are the enemy of every individual because they restrict the characters’ personal identity and their freedom. In particular, Ibsen expands this outlook on the women’s position whose individuality and freedom are taken by masculine society. Nora, as a woman, a wife, or a mother, behaves like a doll. She is under the control of the invisible hands and the pressures of patriarchal society. Ibsen protests against the position of women in a masculine society which is unfair and under the hegemony of male-dominated powers.