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I’ve always felt like this is just one of those classics that I’ll never understand. This is the second time I’ve read this (I had to read it last year in my AP English class [though no review was written because I barely paid attention and relied heavily on sparknotes], and then again just now in another English class), and I still don’t understand what all the fuss is about. I wasn’t impressed with the characters or the moral of the story (mostly because I thought Nora was an insufferable idiot, and it really had nothing to do with the way her husband, Torvald, treats her), and while the rest of civilization seems to think it was a great piece of feminist literature, I just really didn’t see it.
Short review ahead!
What I Liked: Spoilers!
What I Didn’t Like:
Overall: Honestly, this isn’t a play I recommend. I just didn’t like the characters, Nora in particular, and I thought the message was lost because of how unlikable she was. It has some dramatic and literary merits, but unless you actually need to read this for a class or something, you shouldn’t bother picking it up.