Category Archives: Ibsen (Henrik)

The Abortion Debate & Doll’s House

Our society’s impasse over abortion is like the impasse in Ibsen’s “Doll’s House” between Thorvald and Nora: he insists on moral absolutes, she resents being infantilized.

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SCOTUS Traps Women in Doll’s House

The Supreme Court, with its Hobby Lobby decision, is reminiscent of patronizing Torvald Helmer in Ibsen’s “Doll’s House.”

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Lit’s 10 Strongest Female Characters

Who are literature’s ten strongest female characters? Here’s my list.

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Being Right on Climate Is Not Enough

Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People” helps us sort through some of the politics of climate change.

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