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Price of Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House - The Price of Freedom in A Doll's House    Freedom is something that people in all times, places, and experiences have sought after, often against great odds and at a great personal cost. But, in the struggle for freedom, every person gains a sense of true self, if they believe that the freedom which they are fighting for is just. In almost all plays, every character has something threatened which is important to them and which they consider worth fighting for. In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll House, every character suffers a disaster or mistake which causes them to lose some of their freedoms....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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freedol Nora's Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora's Freedom in The Doll House        Nora is initially introduced as a macaroon-loving, naïve individual constantly trying to please her husband.  However, when the audience discovers that she borrowed the funds that allowed her and her husband to travel to Italy for a year in order to save Torvald from certain harm, Nora demonstrates that she is actually a much stronger character than originally portrayed.  However, the real problem lies with the way in which she burrowed the money.  In order to get the cash, Nora forged her father's signature.  As a result, she is in debt to the man who leant her the money, Nils Krogstad....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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A Push to Freedom in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House - A Push to Freedom in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House Sometime after the publication of "A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen spoke at a meeting of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights. He explained to the group, "I must decline the honor of being said to have worked for the Women's Rights movement....   [tags: Feminism Ibsen Doll's House] 1392 words
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freedol Nora's Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora's Freedom in A Doll's House        Perhaps we have all felt the urge to "escape" to some tropical paradise. However, as individuals we have responsibilities and obligations to school, friends and family. These responsibilities and obligations usually keep us from "escaping". It is difficult to balance our personal need for freedom with our responsibility to others.  In Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, the character of Nora Helmer had suffered greatly to achieve her personal freedom....   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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freedol Nora’s Struggle For Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora’s Struggle For Freedom in A Doll's House In many cultures, a woman is expected to assume the role of the submissive, attentive wife. Often, a woman's role is limited by society to that of wife and mother. Henrik Ibsen, in his play A Doll's House examines the consequences of the stereotypical roles of women in marriage. Isben allows the reader to follow Nora, the main character, “along her difficult journey to regain her self-esteem and self worth”(Durbach 153). From the very first lines of the play, we notice the status quo between Torvald and Nora....   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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An Examination of Wealth as a Determinant of Freedom in a Doll's House and the Cherry Orchard - An examination of wealth as a determinant of freedom in A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard From the early establishment of societies and economies, wealth has been seen as a symbol for freedom due to the numerous possibilities it presents. A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard both present characters ensnared by their lack of wealth. Consequently, a casual observer will assume that financial difficulty is the major obstacle plaguing those in the plays. Delving further, it is apparent that the lack of psychological freedom is the prevailing dilemma, as can be seen when financial difficulties are overcome and the caged atmosphere remains....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 881 words
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The paradox of confinement and freedom in A Doll?s House and Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. - In the texts, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Nora Helmer and Tita (Josefita) are subject to the paradox of confinement and freedom. Tita is restricted to the ranch and kitchen, and Nora to the house. Concurrently, in the seclusion of the kitchen, Tita is liberated from Mama Elena’s control, has freedom of self-expression through cooking, and can openly express her feelings. Josefita is a skilled cook with mystical abilities, and also has some freedom and control in the household....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Dolls House: A Push To Freedom - Sometime after the publication of "A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen spoke at a meeting of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights. He explained to the group, "I must decline the honor of being said to have worked for the Women's Rights movement. I am not even very sure what Women's Rights are. To me it has been a question of human rights" ( ). "A Doll's House" is often interpreted by readers, teachers, and critics alike as an attack on chauvinistic behavior and a cry for the recognition of women's rights ( )....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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A Doll's House by Henrik Isben - In the 1900’s women were not granted with similar privileges as men. Economic suppression, limited education, and lack of civil rights were the primary issues for women. In the play A Doll’s House, Henrik Isben creates the realization of female oppression through the creation of the character, Nora. Nora is a woman, whose whole life is ruled by either her father or husband. Nora Helmer, tries hard to perform the roles expected of a woman, which, however, has led to her sacrifice of individual ideals and fulfillment of personal freedom....   [tags: female opression, independance, freedom]
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A Doll's House - A Doll House Essay Ibsen said that his mission in life was to “Inspire individuals to freedom and independence” which was shown throughout the play A Doll House. Since he wrote modern theatre, the characters were real and audiences could relate to them. He particularly questioned the role of men and women during his time. Ibsen used A Doll House to motivate women so they would seek more power and freedom in their relationships. Audiences could then look up to characters such as Nora and Mrs Linde whom were independent, some what ahead of their times....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 1147 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen, author of one of the greatest drama plays A Doll House, is said this piece of work is a feminist play. Feminism is defined as a “collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women”, according to Dictionary.com. Did Ibsen produce A Doll House to be a feminist play. No matter what or how much propaganda feminist have made toward A Doll House, Ibsen, never wanted to produce a play concerning women’s rights, but that is very arguable....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]
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Character Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House - A character analysis of Ibsen’s, “A Doll House”, reveals one main challenge facing Nora and women of today: men tend to misjudge women. Men assume that women are innocent and weak, merely because they are female. Nora Helmer, whom is considered childlike, is an example of women that live in a metaphorical “doll house”. On the other hand, towards the end of the story, Nora exhibits the independence and drive to be a real woman; this is another characteristic that many women display. Nora’s metamorphosis is a clear-cut representation of how modern-day women gained the freedom and rights they have today....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]
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On Ibsen's A Doll's House - On Ibsen's A Doll's House [This is the text of a lecture delivered, in part, in Liberal Studies 310 at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. References to Ibsen's text are to the translation by James McFarlane and Jens Arup (Oxford: OUP, 1981). This text is in the public domain, released July 2000] For comments or questions, please contact Ian Johnston Those of you who have just read A Doll's House for the first time will, I suspect, have little trouble forming an initial sense of what it is about, and, if past experience is any guide, many of you will quickly reach a consensus that the major thrust of this play has something to do with gender relations in modern society and...   [tags: A Doll's House] 9635 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik IbsenIs: Nora Helmer Really Her Own Person? - ... Because of her lack of knowhow she would most likely be fired within a few weeks. Although Nora has had some opportunities to go out and look for work or be a low-ranking employee at the bank that her husband works at, she has only had some opportunities because she is a woman. And a woman during that day and age was very limited when it came to things she could do outside of the home. These gender restrictions along with the idea that women were only supposed to have children, take care of the children, and play supportive roles to their husbands only further Nora’s entrapment by the mentality of the society of that time....   [tags: job, financial freedom, intelligent] 898 words
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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House: A Realistic Drama - Societal problems prevail throughout the history of the world and exist within all countries, regions, and cultures. The controversial aspects in societies are based on a large variety of subjects, and have to be identified in order to cause societal change. Therefore, Realism is the portrayal of difficulties in societies that are depicted in everyday life, which includes common situations and actions. Realism allows authors to describe and emphasize the incompetence of some aspects within communities, while enabling writers to call for societal reform....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]
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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 on the coast of Norway into a middle class family. When he was 6 years of age, due to financial loss, his family were forced to move to a smaller house in the country and his education was disruppted. Ibsen had to work as an apprentice and study in the evening this alienated him from his family and he was never to reunite with them. In 1849 his first play was published and was a disaster. Ibsen altered his style of writing to accommodate the trend of the era which was romanticism....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 875 words
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On Ibsen's A Doll's House - On Ibsen's A Doll's House Author: Ian Johnston Those of you who have just read A Doll's House for the first time will, I suspect, have little trouble forming an initial sense of what it is about, and, if past experience is any guide, many of you will quickly reach a consensus that the major thrust of this play has something to do with gender relations in modern society and offers us, in the actions of the heroine, a vision of the need for a new-found freedom for women (or a woman) amid a suffocating society governed wholly by unsympathetic and insensitive men....   [tags: Ibsen's A Doll's House] 9638 words
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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - After she reveals the "dastardly deed" to her husband, he becomes understandably agitated; in his frustration he shares the outside world with her, the ignorance of the serious business world, and destroys her innocence and self-esteem. This disillusion marks the final destructive blow to her doll's house. Their ideal home including their marriage and parenting has been a fabrication for the sake of society. Nora's decision to leave this false life behind and discover for herself what is real is directly symbolic of woman's ultimate realization....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 1182 words
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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House examines a woman’s struggle for independence in her marriage and social world. Through the use of character change, Ibsen conveys his theme that by breaking away from all social expectations, we can be true to ourselves. When Ibsen presents Nora Helmer, we see a “perfect” wife, who lives in a “perfect” house with a “perfect” husband and children. The Helmer children have a nanny that raises them. By having the nanny, Nora has the freedom to come and go as she pleases....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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A Doll's House: Social Lie and Duty - Social Lie and Duty in A Doll's House The play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is concerned with the conflict between social lie and duty. This play is about women's need for independence and her obligations to family and society. We can easily recognize sacrifice and guiltlessness in the play. One can follow a theme through the play by looking at Nora -- the heroine. Who is Nora Helmer. She is the beloved wife of Torvald Helmer. They have a very nice, cozy house, and they have three kids. They have been married for eight years....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 787 words
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Nora Helmer in Ibsen's A Doll House - In 1879, Henrik Ibsen published the play A Dolls House. However, to much of his displeasure the portrayal of the third act was considered erroneous to critics and audiences of that time frame. This controversy centered on the play’s conclusion in Nora's decision to leave her marriage and abandon her children. Critics labeled this decision appalling and unrealistic, since at that time in history no true woman would ever make such a choice. This uproar forced Ibsen to write a second ending where Nora instead decides that the children need her more than she needs her freedom....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]
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Nora’s Smart Choice in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora’s Smart Choice in A Doll's House So many women have suffered as the result of discriminatory duties. In the play "A Doll's House" written by Henrik Ibsen, the playwright reflects upon the subject of the 'social lie and duty'. By having Nora, the flawed heroine, slam the door shut just as her husband is hit by a ray of hope, Ibsen started much controversy between reviewers, columnists and the general audience. Through evidence offered by the play, Nora is right to leave her husband.             When humans are introduced to the world, many sacred duties are bestowed upon them....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 741 words
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Investigation of Power in Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ - Investigation of Power in Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ Nora Helmer is introduced in Act I as a character subjugated to the wills and desires of her husband; she is merely an object which Torvald, possesses. At the conclusion of Act III however, she has become sufficiently independent to arrive at her decision to leave the children, her husband and what life she had behind, as she slams the door on the family home. A significant transition of power has occurred and this is one of the major themes that Ibsen raises in his dramatic text ‘A Doll’s House.’ However, in examining the underlying issue of power presented by the text, one cannot simply look at the plight of Nora’s character, three major...   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 1478 words
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Essay on Lies and Self-realization in A Doll's House - Lies and Self-realization in A Doll's House   In Ibsen's play,  A Doll's House,  the characters willingly exist in a situation of untruth or inadequate truth that conceals conflict.  Nora's independent nature is in contradiction to the tyrannical authority of Torvald.  This conflict is concealed by the way they both hide their true selves from society, each other, and ultimately themselves.  Just like Nora and Torvald, every character in this play is trapped in a situation of untruth. "A Doll's House", can be misinterpreted as simply an attack on the religious values of Ibsen's society.  While this is certainly an important aspect of the play, it is not, however, Ibsen's main point.  "A...   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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Imprisonment in A Doll's House - Imprisonment in A Doll’ s House In a Doll’ s House, a certain number of imprisonment effects are at hand. Characters such as Nora or Kristine, are condemned either by poverty or by the situation or even by the role that women were expected to play and accept in this very conventional society, regardless of the fact that they were, despite this, respected and considered as the “pillars'; of society. In the play “A Doll’s house';, all the main characters are imprisoned in one way or another....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 825 words
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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - Torvald Holmer's refusal to borrow money displays the character of a proud and controlling man. Helmer provided the financial support for his family through hard work, not depending on others for money. When Torvald's law practice did not provide financially, he sought a job at the bank. After Helmer received a promotion at the bank, Nora felt they could now afford to be extravagant for Christmas. Nora says, "This is the first Christmas that we have not needed to economize." Torvald announces that his promotion is not until "....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 1292 words
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Henrik Isben's A Doll’s House and Frederico Garcia's The House of Bernarda Alba - Henrik Isben's A Doll’s House and Frederico Garcia's The House of Bernarda Alba The House of Bernarda Alba and A Doll's House, by Frederico Garcia Lorca and Henrik Ibsen respectively, are two similar plays written at different times. In 1964, Frederico's The House of Bernarda Alba debuted in Madrid Spain, thirty-one years after it's birth in 1933. It pioneered the style of surrealistic imagery, popular folklore and was written in prose. A Doll's House was published in 1879 and appeared on stage that year in Copenhagen....   [tags: Compare Contrast House Garcia Doll Essays]
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - A Doll’s House “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths” (Louis Wyse). In Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, Nora Helmer portrays the Victorian English archetype of the “angel in the house”, otherwise known as the “doll” metaphor. In the Victorian age, the social construction of gender roles was much more traditional than contemporary gender roles; women had a clear role in society of which they could not escape. A major focus of social construction is to uncover the ways in which individuals and groups participate in the construction of their perceived social reality....   [tags: Gender Roles, Analysis]
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Symbolism in A Doll's House. by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” a nineteenth century play successfully uses symbolism to express many characteristics of Helmer’s life, together with the way that the main character Nora feels towards her marriage at the end of the play. Ibsen’s use of symbolism to convey about the social setting, including the harsh male-controlled Danish society, seen mostly in Torvald in the play and the role of women, signified mostly in Nora. These symbols act as foretelling before the tragic events at the end of the play, as they show the problems which lead to the demise of the Helmer’s ‘perfect’ family life....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ] 1645 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper and A Doll’s House - In society, there has always been a gap between men and women. Women are generally expected to be homebodies, and seen as inferior to their husbands. The man is always correct, as he is more educated, and a woman must respect the man as they provide for the woman’s life. During the Victorian Era, women were very accommodating to fit the “house wife” stereotype. Women were to be a representation of love, purity and family; abandoning this stereotype would be seen as churlish living and a depredation of family status....   [tags: Women's Oppression] 916 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a 19th century realist play that was the first of its kind to analyze women’s roles in the typical household in such a stressed manner. Ibsen created this play for his audiences to become observers to observe his characters interact. As the play progresses, it is apparent that the characters mingle with one another in a very childish manner. Ibsen uses this childlike action in A Dolls House in order to convey the image that he sees to the observers. Ibsen uses childishness in the characters of A Dolls House to compare gender roles in 19th century Europe and ridicule the common household marriage of his day....   [tags: Women Roles, Children, Analysis]
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Reasons Nora Helmer Must Leave Her Husband in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House - Reasons Nora Helmer Must Leave Her Husband in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House Foreward: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House (aka A Doll's House) is so rich in moral, political, and metaphysical (if one is to regard such matters as "selfhood" and "identity" as metaphysical) insights and criticisms that it is hard to imagine how one could absorb it all in one sitting. Its moral message was very bold in its day and remains so in the more slowly progressing parts of the world, like North America. Institutions move faster than attitudes (at least in times of progressive, interventionist governance) and there are many lag-minded relics who still don't understand why equal-rights legislation has had to be p...   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles      Throughout history, a woman's role is to be an obedient and respectful wife. Her main obligation is to support, serve, and live for her husband and children. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles, two different women make a decision to take matters into their own hands by doing what they want to do, no matter what the outcome may be and in spite of what society thinks. These two women come from different homes and lead very different lives yet, these two women share similar situations--both are victims, both are seeking individuality, and initially, both women end...   [tags: Trifles Glaspell Doll's House Ibsen Essays]
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Use of Imagery in A Doll's House - Use of Imagery in A Doll's House Imagery symbolically guides the process of self-emancipation for Nora, the protagonist of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Objects like the macaroons, the lamp, the Christmas tree, and costumes represent the movement towards freedom of a woman who was a victim of society. Ibsen painted Nora as a youthful and lovely creature who was brought through life treated as a plaything by both her father and then her husband, Torvald. She must break society's unwritten laws.  Although the consequences of her actions are initially minor, they start her along the path towards crisis when she realizes her position and the injustice of it....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 653 words
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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - Nora received supernatural aid in the form of self awareness of her own value/worth. Some could say her ignorance, ignorant as to what her actions would cause to happen if they where known publicly. Innocently she thought there was nothing wrong with saving her husbands life, but his pride, his ego would be hurt and society would outcast them. Another form of aid was Linde who served as a mirror like character who showed Nora what she had done in a way, and how an independent woman could The long and winding road was quite harsh on Nora, even a close friend such as Dr....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays] 465 words
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Parallels between A Doll’s House and The Awakening - ... Nora is treated like a child by Torvald, but she is accustomed to it and believes he loves her dearly. However, an important component of a successful and true marriage is trust, which is lacking in the Helmers’ marriage. Nora keeps a secret from Torvald while he is reluctant to trust her with money, let alone his reputation (Ibsen 2, 3, 13). When Torvald discovers that Nora has kept a secret from him, he is furious and takes away her right to raise the children without a second thought (Ibsen 83)....   [tags: Nora Helmer, Edna Pontellier]
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Free Essays on A Doll's House: An Essay - A Doll House A Doll House was one of Henrik Ibsen's most controversial plays. He wrote this realistic play in 1879. Ibsen's writing style of realism was clearly shown in this play. This play was controversial at the time it was written, shocking conservative readers. But, at the same time, the play served as a rallying point for supporters of a drama with different ideas. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Art Nouveau style became an international movement. For the first time in decorative arts history there was a simultaneous movement throughout Europe and America....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 1872 words
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The House of Bernarda Alba and A Doll's House - Federico Garcia Lorca's “The House of Bernarda Alba” and Henrik Ibsen's “A Doll's House” both protest against the confinement of women of their days. Although the Houses are set differently in Spain of 20th century and Norway of 19th century respectively, both the plays relate in illuminating their respective female protagonists, Adela and Nora, as they eventually develop a sense of individuality and self-expression, emerging as free individuals from repression. The authors’ attempts to do so allow the audience to gain an insight into the social norms that each protagonist was pitted against....   [tags: Feminism]
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A Doll's House and the House of Bernarda Alba - Federico Garcia Lorca's “The House of Bernarda Alba” and Henrik Ibsen's “A Doll's House” both protest against the confinement of women of their days. Although the Houses are set differently in Spain of 20th century and Norway of 19th century respectively, both the plays relate in illuminating their respective female protagonists, Adela and Nora, as they eventually develop a sense of individuality and self-expression and emerge as free individuals from repression. The authors’ attempts allow the reader audience to gain an insight into the social norms that each protagonist was pitted against....   [tags: Feminism, Literary Analysis]
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A Dolls House: Nora - AN ANALYSIS OF NORA, THE MEN IN HER LIFE, AND HER NAVIGATATION TO INDEPENDENCE The play, A Doll House, written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, is considered a  landmark in drama for its portrayal of realistic people, places, and situations. Ibsen  confines his story to the middle class. He writes of a society that is limited not only by its means of livelihood but also its outlook. Ibsen portrays his characters   as preoccupied with work and money, showing a reduction of values in and that lack of quality persons with morals. Ibsen takes this realistic story and invests it with  universal significance. Wrapped up in the technique of this well constructed  play, Ibsen is masterful in his prese...   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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A Doll's House and Trifles - The movement for female right is one of the important social issue and it is ongoing reaction against the traditional male definition of woman. In most civilizations there was very unequal treatment between women and men with the expectation being that women should simply stay in the house and let the men support them. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, are two well-known plays that give rise to discussions over male-female relationships. In both stories, they illustrate the similar perspectives on how men repress women in their marriages; men consider that women should obey them and their respective on their wives is oppressed showing the problems in two marriag...   [tags: Play Analyses, Women's Rights] 1060 words
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Symbols and Conflict in A Doll's House - ... Often danced by a married couple to show togetherness. As the Tarantella is meant to be a passionate dance for a couple, it is very significant how it is used between Nora and Torvald in the play. “Torvald: you must go and rehearse the tarantella and practice on the tambourine. I’ll go into the office and shut the door, and I will hear nothing. You can make as much noise as you like” (Ibsen 65). As stated earlier, this dance is one that is meant to be danced and conducted by two and its to show togetherness....   [tags: literary devices and analysis]
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The Outdated Views in a Doll House - The Outdated Views in A Doll House There once was a time when females had basically no rights or opportunities. Women were expected to stay at home and keep their interests purely on chores at home involving cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids. American Women have come a long way since this time in only around 90 years. Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House depicts most of the outdated views on women’s rights compared to the equality women have in this day and age. Before the 19th Amendment for women’s rights was passed in America, women had no right to be involved in their family’s financial situation....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen play] 1175 words
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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen - In this passage of “A Doll’s House” by Ibsen, the reader is presented with a decisive moment in the play. It provides the crucial turning point in which Nora’s changes her outlook towards Helmer by being independently decisive. Nora’s requirement to obtain freedom from her accustomed lifestyle, demonstrated so precisely here, is depicted from her search for what can be found in the world in accordance to her conflict. It gives her an authoritative position in holding the reins to her life. This is the climatic part within the play, due to its illustration of Nora’s character and opposition to remain under the control of her husband....   [tags: Character Analysis, Summary]
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