Reaching Happiness beyond Emancipation: A Study on the Human-Centric Role of Linde in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

  • Md. Abu Saleh Nizam Uddin Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh
  • Farhana Yasmin Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh
Keywords: happiness, human-centricity, Linde, feminism, unity of knowledge


Henrik Ibsen’s drama A Doll’s House portrays the late 19th century Norway where protagonist Nora and her eventual manifestation of Feminism are almost all the time at the centre of critical attention. But Mrs. Kristina Linde is also a character of magnanimous stature with her enthusiastic sense of belonging and heart-felt services to family and society. In this manner, the human-centric role provides Linde with satisfaction that amounts to happiness, taking her ways ahead of emancipation in a world where women’s emancipation from sufferings is still an unresolved issue. Notably, Linde’s human-centric role gains authenticity as a true means of women’s emancipation by reflecting higher knowledge which is essential for any human affair to be true and real. Thus, this paper aims at exploring how Mrs. Kristina Linde in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, being in her family and society and playing vital roles accordingly, derives happiness proving the truth that all women can be human-centric in family and society, and can have happiness going far ahead of emancipation changing the global scenario of women’s misery. The methodology of thematic analysis was followed in this research. The research may contribute in propounding human-centric family and social life as the proper means of women’s emancipation.

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Uddin, M. and Yasmin, F. (2021) “Reaching Happiness beyond Emancipation: A Study on the Human-Centric Role of Linde in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(9), pp. 528 - 536. doi: