Document Type

Original Study


Lucas Hnath’s A Doll's House part 2 is an intertextual text with Henrick Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. It started where Ibsen’s play astonishingly ends to answer the questions that come across each reader or viewer’s mind, like where did Nora go and what happened to her when she abandoned her responsibilities as a wife and a mother. That door, which was shut 15 years ago, is again open to herald Nora’s return as a feminist writer seeking her divorce in order to be free of the shackles of maternity, marriage, and social norms that have forbidden her from fulfilling self-autonomy. Hnath as a reader considering the ending of the original text follows the traces of Ibsen to comprise a new plot that reveals his feminist points of view to keep pace with that of Ibsen. This research aims at identifying the representation of Ibsen's Nora in Hnath’s play and her role in constructing the new Nora, consequently demonstrating her individuality. Moreover, the research aims at presenting another reading to be added to know how intertextuality helps to analyze women's conditions and create new forms of women that go on with the contemporary age. Intertextuality with Ibsen’s play has concluded that he is in fact an early deconstructionist himself who calls for liberation and self-identity through tackling social issues like marriage and love and how people should be free from the restrictions of norms and law.