AN ANALYSIS OF WESTERN MALE AND FEMALE CHARACTER IDEOLOGIES IN IBSEN’S A DOLL’S HOUSE
Keywords:Critically Analyze, Transitivity Analysis,Doll House, Ibsen, Nora, Trovald, Mixed Method.
The study aimed to critically analyze the Eastern and Western female ideologies construed in the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen. The study used mixed-method approach for the analysis of the text. By using the technique of purposive sampling, the sample of 48 clauses was taken from ‘A Doll’s House’. Drawing on Systemic Functional Linguistic especially on the transitivity analysis, the critical discourse analysis of the sample text was carried out. The results of the analysis revealed that gender disparities exist in the writing, but the nature of the disparities was different.The transitivity analysis of the text of ‘A Doll’s House’ revealed that power disparities existed between male and female characters. The female character was on oppressed, subordinate and subdued side. The male character, on the other hand, was dominant and authoritative.