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Henrik Ibsen

A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti, Fiction, Henrik Ibsen, maternal instinct, Motherhood, Short Story

Verve Fiction: Routine

Illustration by Opashona Ghosh

We deem mothers to be the embodiment of safety, security and unconditional love; they are tasked with absorbing others’ pain, while putting their own needs last. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti’s short story — exclusive to Verve — subverts these entrenched notions and forces us to confront the lengths women go to uphold this mythologised role
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