What questions does Henrik Ibsen raise about love and marriage (“true marriage” or otherwise)? And how does he answer these questions in the play? In
writing this essay, please consider all love and marriage relationships, including those of Mrs. Kristine Linde and Nils Krogstad as well as of Nora and Torvald
Helmer, and perhaps even of Dr. Rank as well. What do you think Nora (or, more accurately, Ibsen through her) means by “true marriage”?
Keep your focus on the play itself as an artistic expression of the theme (and not vice versa—having a theory of love and marriage and using the play to
support it). And make sure that your essay is complete, coherent, and thorough, that it has a clear thesis, good organization and solid support for that thesis,
and that it uses examples and details. Be sure to proofread and edit so that it has absolutely minimal errors in grammar, sentence structure, and usage.