6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm.), 150 pages
ISBN: 978-1722808860 / 1722808861
Ibsen isn’t interested in flattening the genders, rather in making room for more virtues, letting women define social life remaining women and as women, not necessarily sharing or denying men’s values. This can be understood as a cooperation of the genders without leveling their differences, if they prefer to keep them; a creative force able to generate even more differences and similarities, celebrating freedom, dialogue, change, inclusion, expansion, fertility.
But there is an even greater distance from feminism. Nora’s life with Helmer cannot be described as a submission to male rules, although it seems to have been just that, and herself thinks so. Nora followed her love for Helmer. Similarly, she didn’t expect from him the allowance of some ‘rights’, she demanded without saying it a full and spontaneous expression of his own love for her. Nora put his honor above hers not as if she was doing a duty; love was her sole motive, being certain that Helmer would do the same. There are no feminist ambitions and projects here, and she could go on forever in their marriage, letting their love become a meaning she didn’t have any need at all to search for in women’s rights or in questioning social standards”.
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