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Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright and theater director. He is often called “the father of realism” and one of the most influential playwrights of his time.
Ibsen was born in 1828 into a well-to-do merchant family in the small port town of Skien. He was of Danish, German, Norweigan, and Scottish ancestry. Most of his ancestors were merchants or ship captains. When he was seven, his father went out of business and the family had to sell the big house and move to their small summer cottage outside the city.
After some time, they managed to move back to the city and lived in a house owned by Ibsen's father half-brother. However, even at a time when they struggled financially, the Ibsens kept servants and maintained a certain level of affluence.
In A Doll's House, a happily married Nora decides to borrow money to finance a trip to Italy, where her husband needs to go for treatment. At the time, a woman couldn't do anything, let alone borrow money, without her husband's consent. So, Nora forged her father's signature.
A junior bank clerk who works with her husband finds out what she's done. For years, Nora's been trying to repay the loan, but her husband eventually finds out what she had done and is furious.
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