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Fantastic Elements in The Porcelain Doll

- Fantastic Elements in The Porcelain Doll      Although "The Porcelain Doll" is found in an anthology of Magical Realist literature, one may wonder if the story is a true example of Magical Realism. Written in 1863 by the Russian Leo Tolstoy, "The Porcelain Doll" was a letter that is now treated as a short story. After analyzing Tolstoy's story, a reader may see that "The Porcelain Doll" is not a true example of Magical Realism but rather a possible example of the Fantastic.   In order for a story to be considered a Magical Realist text, it must contain both magical elements and realistic elements (Flores 112)....   [tags: Tolstoy Porcelain Doll Essays]

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Defining the Boundaries of Magical Realism in The Porcelain Doll

- Defining the Boundaries of Magical Realism in The Porcelain Doll      Scholars have debated the defining characteristics of Magical Realism since its infancy as an emerging art form in the early twentieth century. From Franz Roh, the art critic who coined the term Magical Realism, to contemporary leading scholars such as Amaryll Chanady, a myriad of confusion has surrounded this term. In an effort to narrow the defining boundaries of what constitutes Magical Realism, short stories labeled as Magical Realism can be examined for their degree of adherence to the cardinal characteristics most scholars attribute to Magical Realism....   [tags: Tolstoy Porcelain Doll Essays]

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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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Woman as Objects in The Youngest Doll

- Woman as Objects in The Youngest Doll A maiden aunt never marries because a river prawn bites her calf and, due to minimal treatment by her physician, nestles there to grow. She devotes her life to her nieces, making for them life-sized dolls on their birthdays and wedding days. When only the youngest niece is left at home, the doctor comes to see his patient and brings his son, also a physician. When the son realizes the father could have cured the leg, the doctor says, "I wanted you to see the prawn that has paid for your education these twenty years." The young doctor becomes the aunt's physician and marries the youngest niece, taking her and her wedding doll to live in a house like a...   [tags: The Youngest Doll Essays]

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Exploring Body Image Issues via the Barbie Doll

- Picture yourself as the ‘perfect’ woman. Embodying every woman’s dream. You are undeniably gorgeous, weighing in at 100 pounds, standing 6 feet tall and holding nearly 150 careers (barbiemedia.com). Yes, this is the beloved, ever so ‘inspirational’ childhood toy, the perfectly perfect Barbie Doll. Barbie is America’s most beloved toy, considering young girls between the ages of three and eleven own at least 10 Barbie’s throughout their childhood (‘Life in Plastic’). As creator of the Barbie Doll once said, “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be....   [tags: Self Image, Gender Issues]

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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]

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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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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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Barbie Doll Fantasy Exposed in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

- Is Barbie the model woman. For generations girls have played with this doll and many have aspired to be just like her: the party girl, career women and the beauty queen all wrapped into one. In Marge Piercy’s poem entitled “Barbie Doll” the title foreshadows the theme of the poem which is that girls are ultimately and fatally entrapped by society’s narrow definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. When Piercy compares the young lady in the poem to a Barbie doll she is revealing the irony of the title....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]

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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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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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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

- The Poem “Barbie Doll (1969)” by Marge Piercy describes the life of a young girl who fell victim to society’s idea of beauty. Marge Piercy was a known social activist and uses this poem to bring attention to serious issues facing young females in society. “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a narrative poem; the poem is written in free verse. The author selects a free form of poetry and other devices to help get her point across. The central message of this work is that society is obsessed with appearances....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]

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A Thorough Analysis Of Porcelain Must Be Done

- Most American households have a set of fine dishes that are reserved for only the most special of occasions. Usually, these dishes are handed down from one generation to the next. If the majority of grandmothers in the United States are anything like mine, this means the dishes were never actually used for eating during your childhood. Instead, they were kept on permanent display inside a locked china cabinet in the dining room. There is also a good chance that the same individuals who own, but never use, these dishes also have a delicate-looking vase sitting on top of their fireplace mantle....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Song Dynasty]

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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

- In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we see the effect that society has on the expectations of women. A woman, like the girl described in ‘Barbie Doll’, should be perfect. She should know how to cook and clean, but most importantly be attractive according to the impossible stereotypes of womanly beauty. Many women in today’s society are compared to the unrealistic life and form of the doll. The doll, throughout many years, has transformed itself from a popular toy to a role model for actual women. The extremes to which women take this role model are implicated in this short, yet truthful poem....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]

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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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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China

- Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]

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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

- ... 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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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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Porcelain and Pink by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald is celebrated as one of the premier writers and authors of the 1920s and 1930s. His lyrical stunts awed the buyers of his novels and short stories; probably the most obvious of these feats would be his use of irony. In 1922, Fitzgerald ability to weave irony into both “Porcelain and Pink” and “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by creating characters with false identities that cause conflicts later on in the story. Fitzgerald, like he does in most of his stories, starts us off with a brief overview of the location and the people that are there....   [tags: story, literary analysis]

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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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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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Destructiveness of Feminine Idealism in Barbie Doll and Barbie-Q

- The phrase, Beauty is only skin deep, does not appear to apply in this era of idealism and perfectionism. From the time babies are born through their adulthood, they are raised to conform to specific social roles. Specifically, little girls are expected to grow up becoming perfect feminine beauties created to bare children and care for their homes and husbands. Sandra Cisnero's “Barbie-Q” and Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” portray the female body and gender roles through the standards imposed by the society that is one of the flawless physical beauty; just like the Barbie doll; the perfect figure, hair, nails, and face and ready to adhere to the expected roles of bearing children, taking care...   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]

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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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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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Themes Depicted in the Play "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll"

- "Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll" is a timeless play as it can be transposed to be as relevant today as when it was written. The play is definitely a tragi-comedy but more than the ideas raised in the statement the play is about change and the inability for some to deal with it, the battle between dream and reality and loyalty and mateship. It also serves as a social document of Australia in the 1950s. Lawler uses symbols, the actions of the characters, the structure of the play and mise-en-scene to effectively portray his feelings to the audience....   [tags: summer of the seventeenth doll]

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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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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’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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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- "A Doll 's House" is classified under the "second phase" of Henrik Ibsen 's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In contrast to many dramas of Scandinavia in that time which depicted the role of women as the comforter, helper, and supporter of man, "A Doll 's House" introduced woman as having her own purposes and goals....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Woman]

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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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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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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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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 ' 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 ' 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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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’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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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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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

- “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

- ... 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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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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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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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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Comparing and Contrasting Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and On Our Selection

- Time really is the essence of the play. Time is life. But time changes things and this is what the characters find they cannot cope with change. One wonderful and resonated text is relied on its typical characters. When we look back into the history of texts, we easily find that there are many timeless characters memorized by us. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and On Our Selection are two classical examples indicating the legend of characters, which are meaningful and functional to the texts and bring them with readership....   [tags: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, On Our Selection]

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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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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

- Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written in 1879, makes many bold statements about nineteenth century society. Ibsen uses his play to write about traditional marital roles, women’s independence, and crime. Each individual characters started out as one person and evolved into someone different by the end of the play, be it either good or bad. Torvald and Nora Helmer are the main characters in the play. Torvald is the domineering head of household while Nora is meek and submissive, or so she would have Torvald believe....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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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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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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To Be a Doll

- In the play “A Doll's House” by Henrik Ibsen, the character of Nora uses the phrase “the most wondrous thing” to refer to something she has done outside of her husband’s knowledge and what she imagines his reaction will be when he finds out. Throughout the play Nora wants to be and to remain only a doll to her husband and acts with utter childish selfishness when she cannot maintain her romantic illusions by keeping secrets, performing kid like distractions, and running away from her problems. Nora, with the best of intentions, has caught herself and her family in a legal trap caused by her disregard of the law, when she forges her father’s signature on a bond....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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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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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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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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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

- The Poem “Barbie Doll (1969)” by Marge Piercy describes the life of a young girl who fell victim to society’s idea of beauty. Marge Piercy was a known social activist and uses this poem to bring attention to serious issues facing young females in society. In the first stanza the author begins the poem by introducing a little girl. In the first line of the poem Piercy presents the idea that this little girl was like any other average little girl. “This girlchild was born as usual”(line 1). She then goes on to say like other young girls this child was given a Barbie doll, complete with the accessories....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]

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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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The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House

- The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House In A Doll's House, Ibsen uses many symbols. One symbol that is used to symbolize Nora's character; is a dance called the Tarantella. The Tarantella is a folk dance from southern Italy. It goes from an already quick tempo to an even quicker one, while alternating between major and minor keys. It is characterized by swift movements, foot tapping, and on the women's part, exaggerated ruffling of petticoats. It involves a lot of very fast spinning and jumping until one cannot dance anymore and is so exhausted they fall to the ground....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Analysis Of Ibsen's A Doll's House

- "A Doll House" A critical Analysis When Nora slammed the door shut in her doll's house in 1879, her message sent shockwaves around the world that persist to this day. "I must stand quite alone", Nora declared after finding out that her ideal of life was just a imagination of her and that all her life had been build up by others people's, specifically her husband and her dad ideas, opinions and tastes. Nora is the pampered wife of an aspiring bank manager Torvald Halmer. In a desperate attempt to saves her husband's life Nora once asked for a loan so she and her family could move somewhere where her husband could recover from his sickness....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Importance of the Dance in A Doll's House

- The Importance of the Dance in A Doll's House Dancing is a beautiful form of expression that reveals a good deal about a person in a matter of minutes. Characters that dance in plays and novels usually flash some sort of underlying meaning pertaining to their story, shining light on themselves, other characters, and the movement of the action. In Ibsen's A Doll's House, Nora's performance of the tarantella summarizes the plot of the entire play. Take, for example, Torvald's attitude towards Nora's offbeat movements....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Seeking Truth in A Doll's House

- Seeking Truth in A Doll's House. The characters, in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, are hiding from each other and seeking the truth about each other and about life. The game of hide and seek that Nora plays with her children, she also plays with her husband. She hides her actions and her true personality from him. He also hides his life from her. Thinking that she would never even understand, he keeps all the business of their relationship secret from her. Although Nora hides from her husband, she also plays the role of seeker....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Thin Line Between Bone China and Porcelain

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, Torvald and his wife, Nora, live a middle class, conservative life with three children. Nora stays at home while Torvald works as a manager at a bank. Previously, when Torvald was sick, Nora forged her father's signature on a bond to receive money for a trip to Italy so Torvald could recover. Only Nils Krogstad, another man at the bank, and Nora's best friend, Linde, know about her terrible secret. Linde and Krogstad have also failed in society like Nora: Krogstad has performed the same act of forgery, and Linde had to work to support her family while most women stayed at home....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- A Dolls House By Henrik Ibsen Dramatic Critique The P’s Person: Nora, Torvald Helmer’s wife, and mother of Ivar, Bob, and Emmy. Peculiar trait: On the surface Nora’s peculiar trait seems to be her obsession for money. Her internal peculiar trait is that she desires to become significant to her husband. She spends money on material objects to decorate their home and dress up the family. The impression of the home appears perfect, like a doll’s house. Passion: Nora’s passion is to be a real human and not be unreal towards herself, her family, or her husband....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Miracle of A Doll's House

- The Miracle of A Doll's House In the play A Doll's House, Nora fits in a role of the little helpless wife whose husband takes care of everything. During the play, she keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of her marriage. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of man she was married to. Maybe she always knew but now wants something different in her life. A few years earlier her husband was terribly sick and needed to get away for a while, possibly go south....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Opening of A Doll's House

- A critical analysis of the opening of the play A Dolls House. In the opening of the play "A Dolls House" ,the setting of the stage is of a house portrayed as if it were a dolls house. The items described in the house are all small therefore representing a dolls house where all items are miniature, the type of furniture owned , such as a piano, show that the family is moderately well off. There is no narrator in the play and all information and knowledge about the character is gained from listening to conversations....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- At the end of A Doll's House, Isben surprises the audience. When Torvald learns that Krogstad is no longer threatening him, he offers to forgive Nora. Most people in the audience would expect the ending to be happy and for the family to live its life as it did before. Shockingly, Nora tells Torvald that she plans on leaving him and their children. She realizes that her life has not been happy and that Torvald does not really love her. Nora has many motivations for leaving Torvald. She feels that she has been treated like a doll her whole life, and does not like being treated that way....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- A Doll’s House When the play “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen was first performed, society was much different, and the play shocked many people. Today we don't have quite the same problem, but a deeper look at the "meaning" of the play reveals that it is about problems themselves, not a specific issue. Perhaps a play about gay parenting, internet privacy, or AIDS in the workplace can strike chords of concern in our contemporary audience, and Ibsen's works (perhaps) should be viewed in light of their impact upon social awareness rather than as purely historical pieces....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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