A Doll's House

What is Henrik Ibsen telling us about the nature of marraige?

message he trying to say about marriage

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The main message of A Doll's House seems to be that a true marriage is a joining of equals. The play centers on the dissolution of a marriage that doesn't meet these standards. At first the Helmers seem happy, but, over the course of the play, the imbalance between them becomes more and more apparent. By the end, the marriage breaks apart due to a complete lack of understanding between them. Together in wedlock, the two are incapable of realizing who they are as individuals. They'll don't know how to act as equals.