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An Analysis of The Harlot's House

- An Analysis of The Harlot's House       Oscar Wilde's "The Harlot's House" was written in 1881, towards the latter part of the Victorian era.  This genre is a poem containing 12 stanzas.  The point of view in this piece is from the narrator's perspective early on, the narrative distance moves further distant in the fourth stanza, zooms in, then out again.   The narrator is walking down a street and pauses, with his companion, "beneath the harlot's house"  (Wilde, Longman p. 2069: 1.3).  In the next two stanzas Wilde transitions to the inside of the house depicting a partygoers atmosphere in "Inside, above the din and fray"  (2.1) and shadows of the figures inside are projected onto the...   [tags: Harlot's House Essays]

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The Home And The House

- ... 26–29) “A city has no houses; the apartments are merely superimposed boxes. These boxes have no roots”. We moved what seemed like constantly and I could hardly tell if the new place was better than the old. Bachelard accurately describes the bleakness of apartment living. I know somebody else might see the bright side of thing but realistically that’s how I feel looking back on the space, poetry can be sad or talk about what’s missing. I think the space limitations made me value space and privacy....   [tags: Apartment, House, Bedroom, Room]

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The House Of Lords

- ... The House of Lords’ power comes from its ability to delay bills and force reconsideration in the Commons, set out in the Parliament Acts. Limiting the Lords’ power could mean another amendment to the Acts, however it can be argued that the Lords have acted as a balance to the Commons since 1949 and continue to do so; therefore reform of the House’s power is not necessary. On the contrary, the reform of the composition of the House and how members are selected is vital. This was acknowledged by New Labour’s first stage of reform, which reduced hereditary peers....   [tags: House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom]

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The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- The Horror of "The Fall of the House of Usher" What is a horror. What does it mean to be terrified. The definition of a horror fiction is "fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader." Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror" (Wikipedia) . "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a great example of a story on the basic level of a gothic horror, in which the element of fear is evoked in its highest form....   [tags: Fall House Usher]

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A Doll's House, by Henry Ibsen

- In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, a drama written in the midst of an 1879, middle-class, suburban Europe, he boldly depicts a female protagonist. In a culture with concern for fulfilling, or more so portraying a socially acceptable image, Nora faces the restraints of being a doll in her own house and a little helpless bird. She has been said to be the most complex character of drama, and rightfully so, the pressure of strict Victorian values is the spark that ignites the play's central conflicts....   [tags: Henry Ibsen, A Doll House]

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Ghosts And Hauntings : The White House

- ... The photo is a “black and white photograph [that] appears to show a translucent human figure standing in the white house basement…” The combination of photos, stories, and testimonials from very reputable people like Winston Churchill the fact that the White House is haunted is more or less fact unless an argument could be made that he is not a honest person. The most famous ghost that resides at the White House is that of Abraham Lincoln. One explanation of his haunting of the White House is” perhaps…due to the tragedy of his assassination, which sent shock waves through the war-thorn country”(Guiley)....   [tags: President of the United States, White House]

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The Different Values of Hindus and Americans Illustrated in This Blessed House

- “This Blessed House” is a story that focuses on two distinct characters that have a different perception about each other and their religious values. Sanjeev and Twinkle is a Hindu couple in an arranged marriage; these characters represent two different ways of looking at life and appreciating it. In focusing on the characterization of both characters Sanjeev and Twinkle the audience gets an understanding on the different values that Hindus and Americans share and also how religions can affect how people perceive things in life....   [tags: This Blessed House]

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

- Nature verses nurture is an ongoing debate between people for centuries now. Some believe that a person is born with certain traits and characteristics that will remain true for the rest of their life. Others believe that every person is born into the world with a blank slate that can be mold into an image of whichever the parent desired it to be. In the case of Lily Bart, the protagonist in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, the characterization which was placed upon her by Wharton made her eventual descent in society inevitable....   [tags: destiny, mirth's house, edith wharton]

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A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf

- ... The narrator is static because she doesn 't gain anything from observing the couple, but the husband and wife are dynamic due to the fact that they search for what they are missing and realize that what they were looking for as in front of them the whole time. The great love that they still have for each other was being reflected through the new owners of the house. The conflict in this story is man vs.self/Internal the couple couldn 't figure out what was missing and they had to search within themselves to find the answer, and that 's what made them their own enemy because they stood in their way of finding their happiness....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted house, Ghosts]

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The Haunting Of Whaley House

- ... They 're at the Whaley House, the most haunted house in america and decided to do the dumbest thing possible. Break a window, this of course leads to Casey Martin, the one who threw the rock to see a ghost and stumble backward into the street. Where he gets hit. This scene sets up the film perfectly, with the campy acting and stories predictability. The next day Penny Abbot (Stephanie Greco), who doesn 't believe in ghosts and works as a tour guide at the Whaley House. At the end of the shift Penny 's boss Bethany Ramero (Lynn Lowry) gives her three simple rules to not anger the ghosts that live in the house....   [tags: Ghost, Haunted house, Paranormal, Ghosts]

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Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie

- Building an Empire through Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie Children’s literature of the Nineteenth Century is notoriously known for its projection of expected Victorian gender roles upon its young readers. Male and female characters were often given specific duties, reactions, and characteristics that reflected society’s particular attitudes and moral beliefs onto the upcoming citizens of the empire. These embedded concepts helped to encourage nationality and guide children towards their specific gender roles which would ensure the kingdom’s future success....   [tags: Little House on the Prairie Essays]

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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane

- The house on Peregrine Lane was legend. It had been the focal point of countess legends and superstitions. Its stone turret dominated the end of the street, slicing the house in two identical pieces. The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. To most of the town it a place to stay well away from, but for the Widow Fowler and her two tenants it was home. Alex and Mark ghosted around the side of the house. Mark walked pointedly towards an oblong rock that would have been non-descript to anyone else....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces]

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A Doll 's House And The Glass Menagerie

- Even When It’s Not Sex, It Is Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” The content of this quote embodies A Doll’s House and The Glass Menagerie because of the sexual control in both the plays. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William, the characters, although from different time periods, face the hardships of sexual control through the men they admire. Nora is written as the naive protagonist of A Doll’s House, who embodies the themes of the novella as she matures throughout the play....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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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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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... Torvald constantly talks down to his wife and it is clearly seen through the many nicknames he develops for her. He calls her things such as “My pretty little pet, my little squirrel, my poor little Nora,” and much more. With every term of endearment used towards Nora, there is also the word, “little” which shows what he truly thinks of her. To him, Nora is just a child, a responsibility that he has to watch over, instruct and nurture. She also seems to be a possession. In the relationship, she is never seen as an equal partner....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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Analysis Of Richard Fenno 's House

- ... Committees: Members of the United States House of Representatives typically sit on six committees and subcommittees in total (“The Committee System” 1). When representatives are elected to the House, each representative bids for committees that they would like to sit on. Oftentimes these bids reflect the characteristics or needs of the Congress member’s district, but it is also common for a Congress member to sit on a committee that reflects his or her own personal policy interests. The seats that these legislators win are usually indicative of their ability to win future elections....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- On The Metaphors of a Decadent Society in “The Fall of the House of Usher” A sense of decadence can be easily found in the the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, which appears especially strong on the main character Roderick Usher, who buries his own sister alive and collapses to destruction along with his family house. If we analyze the story closely, we might find that Roderick and his connections with other elements, for example, the house and his sister Madeline, can be interpreted as a metaphor of the process of demolition of a decadent society....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Both Poe, in his short stories “The Fall of the house of Usher”, and Bierce, in his short story “One of the Missing”, expose their characters to fear. Ambrose Bierce uses the notions of freedom and stillness to make his character, Jerome Searing, evolve from a fearless individual to somebody completely terrorise and obsessed. On the other hand, Edgar Allan Poe exposes is character Roderick Usher to a dark, gloomy and isolate setting, which make Usher evolve from a person on a balance between sanity and madness to a person completely crazy and mad....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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A Doll 's House And Trifles

- The plays, A Doll House and Trifles, brilliantly depict the male dominated relationships that were prominent in each playwright’s society. The play, A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, shows how women are seen as nothing more than a pretty face. On the other hand, Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, presents the idea that women are loyal to their husbands so they will do as their husbands wish. The concept of women being viewed as harmless creatures by men because they see them as unintelligent is prominent in both works and serves as the focus of each playwright’s critique of the attitudes toward marriage in their own respective societies....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Problem solving]

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A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... In other words, when Torvald goes out "to empty the mailbox" and finds "two calling cards - from Rank" (1289)announcing his death, occurs the instant before Torvald finds the letter from Krogstad which results in a break in their marriage. So, the time of his death symbolizes the death of the Helmer 's marriage, since they both transpire around the same time. Furthermore, Dr. Rank was known to be suffering from tuberculosis of the spine which represents Nora 's suffering from a lifetime of being treated like a doll....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Christmas tree]

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A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen tells the story of a woman Nora Hemler as she tries to hide her “secret betrayal” from her husband, Torvald Hemler. This story according to Ibsen is based on a true story which he calls a “modern tragedy” and is set in the nineteenth century, in a highly patriarchal and Christian society when women were treated almost as children. They could not vote, nor handle financial matters; a woman’s duty was to marry, take the husband’s name, and like her children; should be seen not heard....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Marriage]

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Building A Dream House - Original Writing

- ... There were days that we realized we could not wait for our new journey. We could not wait to get in a new house. First thing, we deciding was that we need to begin saving money to help with our dream house. We came up with a plan that we could save some money by selling our house and moving into a camper so we begin our new journey and begin looking at what it would take to living in a camper while we build a new house. We began dreaming about having a place to call our own. We spent hours dreaming and wishing as we look at different house plan....   [tags: Rooms, Bedroom, House, Debut albums]

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A Doll 's House As A Marxist Text

- ... The character Krogstad 's circumstance is a prime argument to the Marxist approach, because he is a man who is victim to his habitat. At first he is seen as a antagonist because he is blackmailing Nora. Later in the play, it is reveled that he is only doing this because has committed a crime in order to provide for his children. The only foe in the story happens to be another person who is crippled by their community 's social standards. The sole reason Torvald does not want to employ Krogstad is because he is seen as a bad person to society....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... This immediately provides the audience with an impression that Nora is a materialist who does not understand the value of money, and it also gives an insight to what Torvald thinks of her habits. As seen throughout the play, Nora repeatedly talks about her husband’s promotion to manager of the bank and how he will make a lot of money from his new position. This dependency is the reason that she unknowingly allows herself to be Torvald’s “doll.” In exchange for allowance, Torvald expects Nora to be on her best behavior and fulfill her duties to him....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Flaws Portrayed Within the Helmer Marriage in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Marriage is a union between two people who communicate and love each other. A love so pure and unconditional that only in death can they part. In a Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora and Torvald appear to portray the perfect marriage. However, throughout the play flaws within the Helmer marriage are exposed: a lack of communication, love and selflessness. A relationship based on lies and play-acting; A marriage condemned by the weight of public opinion. Nora and Torvald lack one of the key elements needed to make a marriage work....   [tags: a doll's house]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... Linde for bringing the macaroons in the house. In this aspect, Nora is being treated like a child by Torvald, so she acts like one; This shows how immature Nora is and doesn’t know how to act. Nora her whole life is always being forced to follow the rules of others, with not only Torvald, but her own father. Nora never had the chance to find who she was, being why now, she doesn’t know her true identity, having no choice but to follow in the footsteps of others. Towards the end of the play, Torvald himself admits to treating Nora as a pet, giving her commands and rewarding her....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... He couldn 't care less that Nora did this because she loves and cherishes him, and more so, to save his life. He is the man of "honor," "I’d gladly work for you day and night. Nora---and take on pain and deprivation. But there’s no one who gives up honor for love." She answers him, "Millions of women have done just that" (Ibsen 841). Torvald belittles Nora in every way possible by talking down to her like a child and calling her and unfit mother to her children. At the point when a woman loves and adores her husband as Nora does, nothing else matters....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... It is possible that the Christmas tree is no longer an object of beauty, nor centre of attraction and hence had been put somewhere else in the room, or even removed, as Nora had removed herself. The theme of the play, a woman 's right to individual self-fulfillment, was considered highly subversive in an age when women were not allowed to conduct business without the authority of a father or husband, and were considered to be their property. In the play we can see how unstable, Nora and Torvald 's, household is living under a patriarchal roof which is a criticism of the social norm of the time period....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- Picture this: one day, you are walking down the street early in the evening. You see a sweet, elderly woman walking towards you on the opposite side of the sidewalk, carrying grocery bags in one hand and her purse in the other. She looks over-encumbered, but still when she sees you she smiles cheerfully and continues walking in your direction. But suddenly, a man dressed in black from head to toe runs past you and snatches the old woman’s purse right from her hands, and in her surprise she drops her groceries all over the ground....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Marriage]

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When a Stranger Comes and Causes your House to Fall

- Is it possible that two stories in the same genre can have completely different settings, but still end in similar ways. The two stories The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here. are both gothic stories. In The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allen Poe, the story begins with the narrator going to visit his old friend in an isolated house built on a swamp. In Where is Here. by: Joyce Carol Oates, the story is set in a quiet, residential neighborhood, then a stranger comes to visit. Although The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here....   [tags: Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher]

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Anti-Transcendentalist Themes in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher

- Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, the Transcendentalism movement became a seminal force in literature. Originating in the New England region of America, transcendentalism emphasized the spiritual over the corporeal, and the power of individual intuition over organized doctrine as a means of attaining true spirituality. But one of the most notable writers of this period, Edgar Allan Poe, made no secret of his disdain for the tenets of transcendentalism. He mocked transcendentalist ideals by clearly expressing anti-transcendentalist themes in one of his most well known works, “The Fall of the House of Usher”....   [tags: fall of the house of usher]

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Men’s Egos Exposed in A Doll's House and Antigone

- “I would not be a queen for all the world.” (Henry VIII) King Henry sums up in one short sentence the attitude that men have had towards women for ages. For centuries, men have been treating women like second-class citizens. They have always thought of themselves as superior. In the plays Antigone and A Doll’s House there are obvious examples of the conflicts between men and women. In the play Antigone, the character Antigone broke the law to do what she thought was right. Creon, her uncle and the king, was frustrated that she did not listen to him because women in that time period always did what they were told....   [tags: A Doll's House, Antigone]

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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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Visual Symbols in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen

- "A Doll's House", written in 1879, is one of the most famous works by playwright Henrik Ibsen, the founder of modern realistic prose drama. It tells the story of a nineteenth century bourgeoisie woman who breaks the chains of society that determine her role in life in order to find herself. The female protagonist Nora lives a perfectly comfortable and seemingly carefree life until her husband Torvald Helmer falls ill. She is forced to forge a signature on a contract that would enable her to borrow enough money from a lawyer named Nils Krogstad to travel to southern Italy to save his life....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, ]

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The Importance of Truth in A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen

- Though unknown to the outside world, many seemingly perfect relationships are dark moral places to investigate. We constantly see idealistic relationships that appear flawless at first glance; however, we are too taken aback when we discover such relationships are based on deception. In A Doll House, Henrik Ibsen contends through Nora that truth plays a crucial role in idealistic living; and when idealistic lifestyles are built on deceit an individual will eventually undergo an epiphany resulting in a radical understanding of reality, potentially leading to the destruction of relationships....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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New Year's Changes in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- In Victorian England, women were expected to be undoubtedly obedient to their fathers, and later in life, servile to their husbands as well. They were normally forbidden to pursue a real education, and would often “devote themselves to their husbands' happiness” (Roland 10). Throughout history, women have had to make sacrifices for other people's feelings and lives. They have given up their own lives, freedoms, education, and careers due to their concern for others. A concurrent injustice occurs in Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House....   [tags: Victorian England, A Doll's House, ]

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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt

- Neither white nor black people want to be poor, hungry, or unfair judgment put on them. However, being born with the blood of their parents, they have to live under different circumstances. Their lives are comfortable or struggled that depends on the kind of blood their parents give them. Especially, the mulattos who have mixed blood of white and black have more difficulties in life because of having multiple cultures. Indeed, the novel “the House Behind the Cedars” of Charles W. Chesnutt main message about race relation is that mulattos struggle dramatically in racial society of white, black, and mulatto their own kind people....   [tags: The House Behind the Cedars]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- When one reads Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House for the first time, at first glance they may focus on the themes of interpersonal relationships and a variety of deceitful acts. However, during the third act it becomes apparent the controversial impact that A Doll House is going to have around the world for years to come. When Nora slams the door on her marriage and therefore her children, there was outrage around the world. According to A Doll’s House by David M. Galens and Lynn M. Spampinato, the critics could not believe that a woman would “voluntarily choose to sacrifice her children in order to seek her own identity.” In fact, Galens and Spampinato point out that Ibsen had to write an a...   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Everlasting First Impression: Misleading First Impressions of Characters in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House A character’s introduction reveals the personality, attitude, and physical features of that individual. This first impression sets the emotional reaction to that character when ever he or she appears in the story. The certain mannerisms the author makes a character use, and the way others treat and react to the new character, demonstrate the personality of the introduced individual to the audience....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Societal appearance and acceptance is an utmost characteristic an average individual tends to underestimate. It may seem as if individual morals go against the social appearance, but in value, individuals perceive a need for an appearance to convey a sense of belonging. Within two diverse yet similarly realist drama's, A Doll’s House and Death of a Salesman societal appearance’s stands above all else. Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House embarks on the gender fitting and domesticity of the Victorian Era at its worse as Nora Helmer's unrealistic marriage falls within her grasps, leading to rebellion....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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The House Of Lords : The Constitutional And British Nation

- The house of loads has been issue of long term project on the constitutional and British nation. Some citizens want to reform the House of Lords, other citizens are not. Perspectively, the House of Lords are very high political people. However, they could be replaced with people with less expertise if they ones were not doing jobs correctly or meeting the needs or standards then should be replaced with someone who can do achieve or meet the standard or people who citizens want. The reason why people want reforming the house is they think lords seems like too old fashioned and anachronistic....   [tags: House of Lords, United Kingdom, Labour Party]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House the main character, Nora Helmer, shows us the story of a woman who has borrow money without her husband’s consent in order to save his life. Although this noble act would be admired by most, Nora has to keep it a secret from Torvald Helmer, her husband, as he would see it as a betrayal. The measures that Nora takes in order to keep the loan a secret, create circumstances that bring Nora—whose only duty is to serve her husband— to discover that her life can be more than just being an accessory to her husband....   [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]

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Analysis Of ' Othello ' And ' A Doll 's House '

- ... This quote mirrors how Torvald believes that he will look weak in front of his staff members if he keeps Krogstad in his position. This would ruin Torvalds reputation and social status as the manager of the bank because it is looked down on, to be easily manipulated by anyone let alone, by your wife. These examples represent how reputation does not reflect your true self because Torvald believes that Krogstad is a good employee but because of their past as friends the tone they share is not right for Torvald’s position....   [tags: Othello, Iago, A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen]

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Analysis Of ' A Doll House ' By Josefina Lopez

- Women have been given by society certain set of duties, which although change through time, tend to stay relatively along the same lines of stereotypical women activities. In “A Doll House” and “Simply Maria” we see the perpetuation of these forms of behavior as an initial way of life for the two protagonists. Nonetheless; we see a progression towards liberation and self discovery towards the development as a human being by breaking the rules of society. Such attitudes soon find opposing forces....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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Analysis Of The Book ' A Doll 's House '

- ... After the party upstairs, Torvald refers to Nora, “Why shouldn’t I not look at my dearest treasure” (Ibsen 67). He regards Nora constantly as a “prize” he has won, therefore objectifying Nora. Torvald continuously calls Nora “pet names”, such as squirrel and skylark. His habit of using delicate and frail creatures to characterize his wife demonstrates his apparent superiority over Nora. Torvald also appears to have a rule against Nora consuming candy as he questions, “Hasn’t Miss Sweet-Tooth been breaking rules in town to-day” (Ibsen 14)....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, The Play]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- “Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother...It seems most commonly to be the mother’s influence,though naturally a bad father’s would have the same result.”(Act I, A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen) In the book, A Doll 's House by Henrik Ibsen it is commonly believed that the character of the parent has a large impact on their children. In some cases, children have to pay for the sins of their parents because part of the parent lives on in the child after the parent 's death....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Parent]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... The mere fact that Nora 's well-intentioned action is considered illegal reflects woman 's subordinate position in society; but it is her actions that provide the insight to this position. It can be suggested that women have the power to choose which rules to follow at home, but not in the business world, thus again indicating her subordinateness. Nora does not at first realize that the rules outside the household apply to her. This is evident in Nora 's meeting with Krogstad regarding her borrowed money....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Woman]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... After, Kristine’s husband’s death, she needed to place her individual needs above social norms. This is because social norms, through her husband’s death, only reminded her of sorrow and sadness, hence she describes that her life was a “little backwater” and her desires can help her overcome her sorrow. Moreover, Ibsen characterizes Kristine in daring and courageous manner, which allows her to inspire and entice the development of Nora as a self-realized character. An example of this is when Kristine asks Nora “Do you mean never to tell [Torvald] about it?”(977) when Nora reveals that she had accumulated a debt....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Sociology]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... She is the character that can or has obtained empathy solely based on the fact that she desires to be recognized as an intelligent woman and not just a “silly girl,” as Torvald refers to her as. On another note, despite Torvald’s teasing, Nora is happy. She reacts in a loving manner toward Torvald as he speaks passionately about the extra money the new job will provide. Nora also does not seem to mind being patronized for her small figure. It seems that the Helmer’s marriage is one sided and built on manipulation....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Marriage]

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Analysis Of The Play ' A Doll 's House '

- Nick Pant Mrs. Black English II Honors 11/17/2014 ADH Analysis Susan B. Anthony once said “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand” (http://www.brainyquote.com) Anthony was fighting for the independence of women and equality between both men and women. In Henrik Ibsen’s Norwegian play A Doll’s House, a similar idea is shown all throughout the work. A main social problem in the play is that women have no power in society because they have limited education; therefore Nora committed the crime of forgery, lied to her husband, and almost committed adultery....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Lie]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... At the beginning of the play, Nora’s definition of freedom is to be able to have money so that she doesn 't have to ask Torvald for money all the time. She wants the freedom to be able to buy herself and children things without having to ask permission. Later in the play, Nora becomes involved in a situation where she forged her father’s signature. One of Torvald’s worker by the name of Krogstad has lent her money without the permission of her husband and he will only keep it a secret from Torvald as long as he can keep his job at the bank....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Want, Norway]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... Of course, Templeton is referring to Nora’s sense of self and the pride she holds when it comes to the fact that she singlehandedly saved her family, even if she did so illegally. Now, despite Nora being brave enough to take on such a risk, she can be seen as a “child” to several people, including Mrs. Linde because even though she has had to work, she has not worked as hard as other women in the in the play. According to Mrs Linde “a little needle work and such” never hurt anybody (Seagull Reader 193)....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Working class]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... It is not of a woman to provide for her family without the assistance of husband, so Mrs. Linde married to secure that assistance. The burden of an ill mother and younger siblings caused Mrs. Linde to accept an opportunity to nurture her family by the means of marriage instead of marrying for love. Mrs. Linde’s reason for marriage exhibits her perspective of relationships because she desperately needs to support her family, so when a proposal ensuring assistance is presented to her, she accepts it....   [tags: Marriage, Love, A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... This falsehood regards a large sum of money that she borrows to save her husband 's life. Nora has acquired a lump sum from Nils Krogstad, that she knows she does not have the means to pay back in full by his set deadline. Nora’s fear of Torvald finding out weighs heavily in her decision of how to go about breaking even with Krogstad. Nora enters into a game of theoretical chess with Krogstad; he makes a move, and she has to come up with a counter move to retaliate. One of these moves involve Krogstad having the knowledge that Torvald is going to fire him, so he blackmails Nora....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Lie, Fear]

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Nora 's A Doll 's House

- ... However there was a complete different side of Nora 's character is revealed; when Nora clarifies precisely what she did "for Helmer”.  Although Nora is a lady who is likely unconscious of her duties in life especially concerning her kids who are under lasting care of Ann-Marie here she has at least made an attempt of the obligations as a wife. Her own attitude to her actions, which in her mind saved "Torvald 's life" is extremely honest. She is extremely self-satisfied and not aware of possibly dangerous results....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Dollhouse]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... MRS. LINDE: No, a wife can’t get a loan without her husband’s permission. NORA: Well, but a wife with a head for business, a wife who knows how to be a little clever – (Ibsen 729). This shows that Nora isn’t the submissive little housewife that she appears to be. Nora’s embracing of independence only becomes more and more apparent until the climax of the play. NORA: Maybe. But you don’t think – or talk – like the man I could choose to be with. When your big fright was over – not the danger I was in, but what might happen to you – when that threat was past, then it was like nothing happened to you....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Oslo]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... A daughter hasn’t a right to protect her dying father from anxiety and care. A wife hasn’t a right to save her husband’s life. I don’t know much about laws, but I’m sure that somewhere in the books these things are allowed” (Ibsen 1206). Despite her virtuous intentions to save her husband’s life, Nora still wrongfully forged her father’s signature on that loan and continues to lie to Torvald in an effort to repay the loan, which means she is no better than Krogstad, a man whose own forgery made him the moral scum of the community....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Morality]

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- Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House introduces the frightening idea of supernatural manifestations to an audience who had never experienced a novel quite like this one. The novel presents ideas that were left to the audiences’ interpretation without blatantly explaining that Hill House is the home to many paranormal entities that haunt Eleanor Vance. Wise’s production uses psychological thrill tactics in conjunction with Nelson Gidding’s screenplay being an exact transcription of the novel, leaving the interpretation of the film up to the audience....   [tags: Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House]

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The House Of Commons Is Not The Most Divided Part Of The Research

- ... Although the current system does allow Members to abstain by not showing up. Some MPs in favour of abstentions would also like the opportunity to explain their vote. On occasions where only one or two members have abstained that would be a relatively short addition, however, where numerous Members abstain, the justifications of abstentions could become longer than the original debate. Additionally, if the party line was to abstain, it would be expected that these Members would not want to justify their reasons....   [tags: House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom]

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Analysis of the Character of Mrs. Linde in A Doll's House

- The American author Napoleon Hill once stated “think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” In Henrick Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, the character of Mrs. Linde contributes to the exposition and pivotal moment of the decideding factors of Krogstad, she also has a profound influence on the character development of Nora Helmer. Mrs. Linde directly contributes to Nora’s moment of realization and Nora’s decision to leave her husband at the end of the play....   [tags: doll's house, henrick ibsen, influence]

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Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll 's House '

- ... Author May-Brit Akerholt, a translator and dramaturg at the University of Sydney, explains how Ibsen’s word choice brings deep meaning. Revealed during Nora’s exchange of words about money; “But let 's do as I say, Torvald. That gives me time to decide what I need most.” (1) Akerholt sheds light on the choice of "decide" and "need" as highly significant; they illustrate how Ibsen is building Nora’s character suggesting she is not just a simple “skylark” but capable of rendering a decision on her own....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Marriage]

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Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll House '

- ... Linde, as she tells her, “Oh, Kristine, I feel so light and happy. Won 't it be lovely to have stacks of money and not a care in the world?” But even Mrs. Linde had acknowledged Nora 's irresponsibility and careless spending from prior years when she replied, “Nora, Nora, aren 't you sensible yet. Back in school, you were such a free spender” (1195). It would seem to many that Nora had everything in the world a person could only dream about. But the truth of the matter is that there was an underlying little secret that she was hiding from everyone, especially her husband....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway]

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Nora Helmer 's A Doll 's House

- ... Just a minute (hides the bag of macaroons in her pocket and wipes her mouth) Come here, Torvald, and see what i 've bought. (KKKKK) Later in the play we see Nora swear to her husband that she had not been eating any candy. This simple act of dishonesty is representable of Nora 's character and the relationship that her and Torvald share. Nora also hides from him a large debt that she has because of a loan she took out behind his back. Torvald, similar to many men during this time period, seems to have ownership over his wife....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

- ... “You mustn’t mind those sharp words I’ve said Franke 2 –that was all in the confusion of thinking my world had collapsed. I’ve forgiven you, Nora; I swear I’ve forgiven you.” (Mays 1233) Nora accepts his apology, but she is tired of being repressed and treated like a doll by both her father and her husband. She decides to leave Torvald and her children and sets off on her own. In that day, that would have been scandalous behavior for a women. Dr. Rank, the best friend of Torvald, is bankrupt and near death’s door....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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William Shakespeare 's A Doll 's House

- ... How. NORA: I told you about our trip to Italy. Torvald would never have recovered if he had not gone there. MRS. LINDE: Yes, but you father gave you the necessary funds. NORA: Yes, that is what Torvald and the others think, but MRS. LINDE: But NORA: Papa didn’t give use a shilling. It was I who procured the money. (1.10) Being a very self-centered and immature character, Nora changes the subject to herself by saying, “Come here. Now I will show you that I too have something to be proud and glad of”....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway]

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House Of Bush House Of Saud by Craig Unger

- Since September 11 2001, the world has changed dramatically in several ways. War, paranoia, and instability in the Middle East are all direct consequences of 9/11. Many people blame the Bush administration for a great deal of these changes for the worst. This book seeks to throw light on the nature of that administration and, above all, its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the largest oil exporter in the world, possessing an estimated 25% of all known oil reserves. House of Bush, House of Saud is a title that suggests a conspiracy, but this book does not belong to the conspiracy genre....   [tags: Unger Bush Saud House]

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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]

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A Doll's House

- A Doll's House The author, Henrik Ibsen, who wrote other social commentary plays (like Ghosts, Enemy Of The People, and Pillars Of Society), made a departure in this plays ending by having the protagonist run away rather than staying to set an example and continuing to struggle for the better along side others. This scenario creates a sad, troubling and for Nora unjustified ending as she, the protagonist in A Doll's House, leaves Torvold, her husband. She destroys any hope that married couples can reconcile differences and learn to change and grow with one another....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Themes and Symbols in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- “I’ve been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa’a doll-child” (Ibsen 1491). Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House tells a story of scandal and deceit set in the Victorian era. Nora Helmer is married to Torvald Helmer and she feels more like his toy than his wife. Nora had to have Torvald to be able to do anything, because of when she lived. Nora borrows money behind her husband’s back (which is illegal at this time) and tries to cover up everything she has done. Ibsen employs the use of many themes and symbols in his A Doll House to show the reader just how Nora was a doll-child who evolved into a doll-wife....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Rights of Women in the Nineteenth Century and in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Henrik Ibsen, who was born in Norway but made his name internationally, was a painter as well as the one of most famous playwrights during the period of Realism. Ibsen’s plays are well-known by the themes of domestic and political issues and conflict in nineteenth century. Scholars call it “Ibsen’s problems play” (Henrik Ibsen, 650). In addition, in Ibsen’s plays, the general topics that are usually discussed are hypocrisy of the society, restriction of women, and the self-sacrifice. Under the influence of Industrial Revolution, the conflict between classes and the struggle among workers were becoming more and more intense, especially among women....   [tags: A Doll’s House]

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The Theme of Escape in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, a tragic play set in the late 1800’s, is one women’s realization of her life as merely that of a doll living out her life as an object in a world dominated by the males around her. Ibsen points the reader in the right direction to the deeper meaning of the play in the title. The title “A Doll’s House”, a metaphor, causes the reader or watcher of the play to think what deeper meaning lies ahead. The play takes place in the living room of Torvald and Nora Helmer’s apartment on Christmas Eve....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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