Many summers ago, we read A Doll’s House (by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen).
Although we can’t remember the detailsÂ of the play now except for Nora, for some reason Ibsen has lingered on in the dark recesses of our mind. Maybe, because Nora was a bold, unconventional woman for her time.
A short while ago, we were reading a piece about Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in the latest issue of New Yorker when we came across this interesting sentence:
Our whole being is nothing but a fight against the dark forces within ourselves.
Â – Henrik Ibsen, quoted in the New Yorker (February 9 & 16, 2009) P.110