Feminism the society and the way they influence

Feminism is the act of advocating for the rights of women on the basis of equality to both genders (Jayawardena et al 2016). The play `A Doll’s house is three-acts and was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1979. It has very many themes in it. Feminism is just one of the themes and it brings out the roles and the responsibilities of women in the society. The characters in the play have portrayed the place of women in the society and the way they influence the day to day activities. Such characters in the play include Nora and Torvald. Nora transforms from being a housewife and ends as being a woman that will later leave her husband. Both characters depict the broader theme of feminism that has continued to shape a lot of discussions and beliefs since the 19th century (Templeton et al 28-40). 
The play begins by Nora entering her house during Christmas with lots of packages. The husband is busy all the time with other things and when she comes into the house the husband rebukes her from spending lots of money on the Christmas gifts. She is further teased for spending the entire year making handmade gifts because of scarcity of funds. Nora`s husband is using this act to show the different levels of economic competencies between various types of marriages from the lower class to the middle and all the way to the upper class marriage. In an excerpt in the book Torvald is heard saying, “Yes, that is if you actually hung onto money I give you, and you actually used it to buy yourself something.” (Ibsen, 1.507). This furthers the idea that men think they are superior beings to women and that women need a man to live. How she chooses to spend the money is her own decision and being penalized for it later is unjust. 
As the act continues to unfold, Nora`s friend Mrs. Linde visits her. Mrs. Linde teases her that she has a childish behavior. Nora however defends herself that she saved Torvalds’s life and that she says she is proud of. She is portraying how women in the society try to undermine their husbands by being seen as providing for them. The societal believe that during weddings, vows are shared and that both will be with their partners in wealth, health, or ill-health until death comes in between them. This is a paradox in itself. Nora acquired the money illegally without informing his husband. She later says, “Surely you understand being with Tovard is a little like being with papa.” (Ibsen, 2.217). Another interesting thing also comes to play in which Krogstad enters the house. He is the source of the funds that was used to finance the trip of Nora`s husband to Italy. Krogstad works as a junior employee at the bank where Torvald works and fears that he wants to be fired and wants Nora to intercede. Nora ties to resist but Krostad blackmails her that she will reveal how she illegally acquired the loan. When Torvald returns to the house, Nora goes to her and begs her not to fire Krogstad but Torvald is not convinced as he say that Krogstad is not trustable and a criminal who even should not be in his house feeding his children with lies. 
In act two Kristine arrives into the house to help Nora make her a dress. At the same time Torvald arrives from the bank and Nora goes on to plead with him to reinstate Krogstad to his position in the bank. She says that she is worried that Krogstad might endear to publish libellous story about Torvald that might ruin his career. She says, “I only feel my life unspeakably empty. No one to live for anyone.” (Ibsen, 1.143). At this instance Nora is trying to portray how women in the society only purpose is to be of use for others, and if they are not needed by others what is the point to live. When really women are the most powerful beings and are capable of doing anything by themselves. Torvald stand to his original mindset that Krogstad still stands to be fired. In that instance Dr. Rank arrives and immediately Nora asks for a favor from him but the gesture from Dr. Rank shows that he is in his end-stage of his tuberculosis and reveals to her that he has been secretly in love with her which Nora shoots it to his feet. Krogstad comes into the house at that instance and confronts Nora immediately. He tells that he no longer cares for the loan balance and that he will use the bond to blackmail. He states that he has already drafted a letter and posted it in Torvald`s mailbox which is locked. Nora tells Kristine about her intrigues and Kristine promises to try to talk to him as they have been in love before with Krogstad (Templeton et al 28-40).
As all these drama continues Torvald joins them and tries to retrieve his mail but Nora acts swiftly and tries to destruct him. Nora asks her to join her in a dance that she has been rehearsing for long. She dances hardly until Torvald agrees to teach her the whole evening. When everybody is finally asleep Nora contemplates on very many things including taking her life so that she will not be around when shame will fall on her family. Women are ready to give their life so long they do become part on any shame. This depicts the low self-esteem that has fallen on very many women in our society and how keeping a family in order is a women job and it is only their fault, and to never blame the man.
In act three more things unfold. Kristine opens the play by trying to convince her husband Krogstad to withdraw the mail. She tells him about her past and how she finally ended up getting married to him. Krogstad is moved by her words and decides to take back the letter to save the marriage of Nora and his. Kristine then decides that Torvald should be told the truth to also save the marriage. She says, “I want to be a mother to someone, and your children need a mother.” (Ibsen, 3.58). After the party, Torvald goes to his mail to retrieve his letters. As he goes through his letters Nora feels guilty that the truth will come to surface. Torvald reads through Krogstad letter and confronts and tells her that their marriage will just be about appearances and that she is unfit to raise his children as she is a liar. This depicts the guilt and the shame that women face in their dealings with the unwanted things in the community. And how women are always the one to blame for unwanted things.
As this continues another letter is brought by a maid and Torvald burns all of them. He tells her that he has forgiven her. However Nora thinks otherwise and tells him that she has decided to leave since in the first place, Torvald had told her that she is unfit to raise his children and the he does not trust her. Torvald finds it difficult to understand Nora`s point of view since it comes as an opposite of what women have been taught in the society. Nora leaves at last (Hossain, et al 1-14).
In conclusion the Doll`s house has dwelled on women and their status in the society and how they affect the daily living of humanity. It depicts how they are treated by men, the aspect of true love, justice and the way women are treated in the society. Marriage has been the forefront of discussion in the play and the way the women become responsive to it and how it sometimes frustrates them. The talent of Nora to fit into the contemporary society comes to play and is just like the majority of the women in our society. However some inherent issues and the point of view of the play is important in that Ibsen states that it was not all about feminist but humanist. The essence of the play was for every individual whether man or woman to try as much as possible to identify who they really are. The play centres on injustice then the aspect of injustice to women then play in.  In its entirety the play is not about women but the injustice bestowed upon them. The play has aroused our emotions by bringing out the light of women and requires our greatest attention and which is an issue that is essential for the society to progress.