The Unbearable Burden of Being A Woman: A Comparative Analysis of the Female Characters in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and in Ademin Kaburga Kemiği by Ülker Köksal
Literature creates its own universal language. This language has always become the voice of mankind at large. Henrik Ibsen, a Scandinavian author living in the 19th century and Ülker Köksal, a Turkish playwright living in the 20th century depicted women characters confronted with social pressures and patriarchal conformity. Despite the fact that Ibsen and Ülker belong to different traditions, different cultures and different periods, there are striking parallels between these writers in their approach to the treatment of statues of women in a patriarchal society. This study aims at comparing female characters as represented in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Ülker’s Ademin Kaburga Kemiği and disclosing important points of contact between these two plays concentrating exclusively on the issue of the unbearable pressure and burden of being a woman in a man-dominated world.
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