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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen - “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” (TED) This is the definition that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an African author and feminist, discovered when she looked up the term “feminist” in the dictionary at age fourteen. This is also the definition that she based her speech, “We Should All Be Feminists”, off of. Nora Helmer, the creation of Henrik Ibsen for his play A Doll’s House, is a feminist by this definition. One can be a feminist without knowing it, such as Adichie was at a young age....   [tags: feminist person, equality of sexes]
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A Doll's House by Henrik Isben - In the 1900’s women were not granted with similar privileges as men. Economic suppression, limited education, and lack of civil rights were the primary issues for women. In the play A Doll’s House, Henrik Isben creates the realization of female oppression through the creation of the character, Nora. Nora is a woman, whose whole life is ruled by either her father or husband. Nora Helmer, tries hard to perform the roles expected of a woman, which, however, has led to her sacrifice of individual ideals and fulfillment of personal freedom....   [tags: female opression, independance, freedom]
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A Doll’s House and Antigone - Discuss the Concept of the sins of the father in relation to A Doll’s House and Antigone The concept of inherited sin is in the most read book in human history appearing in the first chapter of the Holy Bible where Adam and Eve; original man and woman eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and are expulsed from Paradise. This is the original sin all humans have inherited thus being born into a state of sin. This theme of inheriting evil from your parents is central in Sophocles’ 442 Bce Greek Tragedy Antigone as it caused the problems that befall Antigone and her sister Ismene as well as influencing Haemon’s actions....   [tags: Character Analysis, World Literature] 1126 words
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Symbolism in A Doll’s House - Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is a controversial play focusing on the marriage of Nora and Torvald Helmer. The play is filled with symbols that represent abstract ideas and concepts. These symbols effectively illustrate the inner conflicts that are going on between the characters. Henrik Ibsen’s use of symbolism such as the Christmas tree, the locked mailbox, the Tarantella, Dr. Rank’s calling cards, and the letters allows him to give a powerful portrayal to symbolize aspects of characters and their relationship to each other....   [tags: Literary Elements]
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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House - How did Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House show the effects societal roles had on the men and women of the 19th century. The effects of the societal roles in men and women from the 19th century are displayed through the actions and morals of the characters in Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House. The play demonstrates through its main characters the demanding norms of society. When one does not abide the Victorian society norms they are shunned, pitied and left with almost nothing. Ibsen’s humanistic side is seen through this play as he creates realistic problems for fictional people to suffer through So, the effects of societal roles are seen in the character of Nora Helmer, who is the obedient,...   [tags: Societal Roles, Men, Women, 19th Century, Analysis]
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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House - ... (Page 15) As Mrs. Linde refers to Nora as unwise of doing so she rejects the idea of being imprudent, justifying her position as due to cause and nothing more. (Page 16) All through the conversation she joyously talks about her fortunes, adventures and success of having saved the life of Torvald, she stops for a short while and sure enough finds a way to continue about the recruitment of her money. (Page 10-19) After her catch up with Ms.Linde, Krogstad first appears in fear of losing his position at the bank after Helmer becomes angry by Krogstad for referring to Helmer as an equal and convinces Nora to fight for the sake of his job....   [tags: Nora Helmer, character analysis]
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Within a Doll's House - “A women’s place is in the kitchen” is believed by a majority of male Creekview students and most of the world’s male population. Within A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora, the main character, saves her husband’s life by securing a loan to get the money to take a trip to Italy without his consent. In this time period, the1800s or later, it was unheard of to do something without the husband’s consent. This is similar to the views of the relationship between men and women in Antigone by Sophocles....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Henrik Ibsen] 1514 words
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A Doll’s House: Nora - When the door slams at the end of “A Doll’s House” by Henry Ibsen, No one would not believe the woman walking out of her house is the same one who appeared at the beginning of the play. The main character in this play is Nora. Nora goes through a complete transformation, changing from a child like and dependant woman to a self strong woman pushing to become independent. Ibsen portrays the roles of society in the Victorian times in this play. Throughout her whole life, Nora’s husband and father have always controlled her; she has never been able to be independent, and the treatment she receives is not equal to the males around her, and the people around her belittle and patronize her to no en...   [tags: henry ibsen] 881 words
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Nora: An Extraordinary "Doll" in "A Doll's House" - Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer and mother of three children, plays a fundamental role within Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," published in 1879. Nora's character demonstrates typical characteristics of the `average woman' during the 1870's and 1880's. Women were not regarded as equals according to men; however women did have a large impact on the economy. This was caused by large sums of money spent on several garments, costumes, and accessories. It was customary, not to mention fashionable, for a woman to wear undergarments, a bustle, narrow shoes, and an expensive, lavish dress as well....   [tags: European Literature] 959 words
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A Doll's House Essay - If drama is tension, then Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House must be an all-out war, with Ibsen taking on the role of a Realistic Period Patton. The play, first published in 1879, tells the story of Nora, a middle-aged house wife living in a society in which she has no rights or voice. However, with disregard to societal norms and the law, Nora forges her father’s signature to borrow money so that she and her family may go on a vacation that is responsible for saving her husband’s life. With Nora’s action unbeknownst to him, Nora’s husband, Torvald, fires the man from whom Nora loaned the money....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll - More than Just the Mother of Barbie 90% of girls ages three through ten owned at least one Barbie doll. Ruth Handler’s idea for children to live there adult fantasies through a toy, came to life in a tall beautiful blonde doll. Barbra Millicent Roberts, or Barbie for short was named after Handlers daughter. Barbie was originally molded after the European Lilli doll that was made to be a gag gift, but Handler transformed this idea into so much more. The first Barbie doll was created in 1959, changing the toy making industry forever....   [tags: Mattel, Toys]
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Gender Insanity in Barbie Doll, Ken Doll, and The Yellow Wallpaper - Gender stereotypes have a huge effect on our generation now, and in the past. It makes us think in a certain way that we do, about males and females; which can make people insane from the expectations. A few of the expectations for males are that they have to be strong and muscular. On the other hand female’s expectations is weak and feminine. A great example of gender stereotype having the effect of making people insane is Barbie Doll, Ken Doll, and The Yellow Wallpaper. These three pieces of literature with gender stereotype, made the main character go into insanity....   [tags: sterotypes, poem, expectations] 637 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - A Doll’s House “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths” (Louis Wyse). In Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, Nora Helmer portrays the Victorian English archetype of the “angel in the house”, otherwise known as the “doll” metaphor. In the Victorian age, the social construction of gender roles was much more traditional than contemporary gender roles; women had a clear role in society of which they could not escape. A major focus of social construction is to uncover the ways in which individuals and groups participate in the construction of their perceived social reality....   [tags: Gender Roles, Analysis]
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A Doll’s House and Fathers and Sons - Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons reflect two unique societal struggles. While both texts deal with a main character attempting to overcome society’s resistance to progress, they delineate from each other in the characters’ relative successes as well as divergent societal implications. The formal cause of these differences is ultimately societal mores as well as contrasting aims: Ibsen deals with feminism, whereas Turgenev discusses nihilism. However, both novels were written in the 19th century and dealt with local issues, where the implications beyond their respective societies were disregarded....   [tags: Comparative, Ibsen, Turgenev] 1490 words
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A Doll's House and the House of Bernarda Alba - Federico Garcia Lorca's “The House of Bernarda Alba” and Henrik Ibsen's “A Doll's House” both protest against the confinement of women of their days. Although the Houses are set differently in Spain of 20th century and Norway of 19th century respectively, both the plays relate in illuminating their respective female protagonists, Adela and Nora, as they eventually develop a sense of individuality and self-expression and emerge as free individuals from repression. The authors’ attempts allow the reader audience to gain an insight into the social norms that each protagonist was pitted against....   [tags: Feminism, Literary Analysis]
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The House of Bernarda Alba and A Doll's House - Federico Garcia Lorca's “The House of Bernarda Alba” and Henrik Ibsen's “A Doll's House” both protest against the confinement of women of their days. Although the Houses are set differently in Spain of 20th century and Norway of 19th century respectively, both the plays relate in illuminating their respective female protagonists, Adela and Nora, as they eventually develop a sense of individuality and self-expression, emerging as free individuals from repression. The authors’ attempts to do so allow the audience to gain an insight into the social norms that each protagonist was pitted against....   [tags: Feminism]
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Infiltration and Withdrawal in A Doll’s House - Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a play originally written in Norwegian during the nineteenth century, provides an excerpt of the life of Nora and Torvald Helmer. Throughout the play, the characters experience struggle with situations such as emotional conflicts, keeping secrets, conversational exploitation, and physical distractions. Ibsen manipulates clothing to signal infiltration and withdrawal with the characters. The expressions of infiltration and withdrawal illustrates a spectrum from internally to externally....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Literary Analysis, Norway]
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The Role of Realism in Ibsen's, A Doll's House - Is “A Doll’s House” simply another text in which the composer questions the ideals of his society. Or is it advocating the rights of women as individuals, perhaps a pioneer in feminist literature. One may argue that “A Doll’s House” is nothing more than a product of Henrik Ibsen’s examination of his contemporary society’s values and morals, specifically those of the bourgeois class. But Ibsen does more than simply reflect upon these values and morals, and rather uses the setting of a middleclass household for his social commentary, exploring the moral conflict within his characters and the dangers of deception....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Literary Analysis] 727 words
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Symbolism in A Doll's House. by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” a nineteenth century play successfully uses symbolism to express many characteristics of Helmer’s life, together with the way that the main character Nora feels towards her marriage at the end of the play. Ibsen’s use of symbolism to convey about the social setting, including the harsh male-controlled Danish society, seen mostly in Torvald in the play and the role of women, signified mostly in Nora. These symbols act as foretelling before the tragic events at the end of the play, as they show the problems which lead to the demise of the Helmer’s ‘perfect’ family life....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ] 1645 words
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Feminism in Antigone and A Doll’s House - Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.” This is very evident in both Antigone and a Doll’s House. Antigone is a Greek play by Sophocles about a young girl who decides to take on the task of burying her traitorous brother to honor the gods even though her tyrannical uncle Creon has outlawed the burial. A Doll’s House by Ibsen follows Nora Helmer, a housewife who has borrowed money without her husband’s knowledge or consent for the purpose of taking him to Italy for medical reasons....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sophocles] 1463 words
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A Doll’s House - The enforcement of specific gender roles by societal standards in 19th century married life proved to be suffocating. Women were objects to perform those duties for which their gender was thought to have been created: to remain complacent, readily accept any chore and complete it “gracefully” (Ibsen 213). Contrarily, men were the absolute monarchs over their respective homes and all that dwelled within. In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, Nora is subjected to moral degradation through her familial role, the consistent patronization of her husband and her own assumed subordinance....   [tags: Character Analysis, Nora, Ibsen, Torvald] 1504 words
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A Doll’s House - As a child progresses through the various stages of life, he or she may crawl across the knots of knitted carpet, gallop around the plastic structures of a schoolyard and weave amongst a mass of people, each one traveling a different route to arrive at destinations poles apart, but unless a sense of worth, instilled by a parent’s assurance, overflows from the mouth of this developing being, the journey to find oneself amid the throng of individuals will prove an arduous and extensive one—possibly spanning one’s lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kate Chopin] 1610 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper and A Doll’s House - In society, there has always been a gap between men and women. Women are generally expected to be homebodies, and seen as inferior to their husbands. The man is always correct, as he is more educated, and a woman must respect the man as they provide for the woman’s life. During the Victorian Era, women were very accommodating to fit the “house wife” stereotype. Women were to be a representation of love, purity and family; abandoning this stereotype would be seen as churlish living and a depredation of family status....   [tags: Women's Oppression] 916 words
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the Kruetzer Sonata, A Doll House, Seagull - The authors of the Realism era wrote most of their stories about everyday middle-class people. Many of the authors wanted to write a story that people could relate to, and make them feel like they were actually in their story. In Leo Tolstoy’s, “The Kruetzer Sonata”, Henrik Ibsen’s “A doll house,” and Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull,” all of the authors tell about the actions and choices that each person has in their lives is what will dictate how their lives will draw out. This in very many ways is something that real everyday middle-class people could relate to, and in doing so, hopefully they could take what they have read and apply it to their lives....   [tags: authors of the Realism Era] 618 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a 19th century realist play that was the first of its kind to analyze women’s roles in the typical household in such a stressed manner. Ibsen created this play for his audiences to become observers to observe his characters interact. As the play progresses, it is apparent that the characters mingle with one another in a very childish manner. Ibsen uses this childlike action in A Dolls House in order to convey the image that he sees to the observers. Ibsen uses childishness in the characters of A Dolls House to compare gender roles in 19th century Europe and ridicule the common household marriage of his day....   [tags: Women Roles, Children, Analysis]
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - ... It is shown that Nora and Torvald’s marriage is a façade and that they both are doll’s, created to function as the ideal couple. To Nora their “home has been nothing but a playroom" (Ibsen, Act 3), evidently indicating that the reality of their relationship is only for parade. Nora performs for Torvald at his request, as though she is merely his “doll-wife” (Act 3) that he can just show off to society to increase his status. Once the truth is revealed about her committing forgery, Nora realizes that she cannot continue the marriage that she is in, and “deserts her husband's house” (Act 3) leaving him shocked....   [tags: victorian era, nora helmer, women] 956 words
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Antingone and a Doll's House: a Mens Society - Would you think that one day men would no longer be the dominating gender in society, while women would be doing things thought unheard of before like working a career. In ancient Greece and pre-modern Norway authors began thinking up unthinkable situations for their times. These situations were based on questions very similar to these. These ideas were thought of as scary, fictional, and even comedic for their time. Gender roles in society are virtually thematic in the two stories A Dolls House and Antigone....   [tags: literary Analysis, Sophocles] 1352 words
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Women's Roles in Antigone and A Doll's House - In the plays Antigone and A Doll's House, the playwrights discuss gender roles and how they relate to the characters in each individual play. Antigone, by Sophocles, follows a young girl who defies a law issued by King Creon against burying her brother, who fought against their town in the recent war. Creon orders her to be executed, but she ends up committing suicide. In A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, a wife named Nora takes out a loan by herself, unacceptable for a woman during that time period, and tries to appease the lender who threatens to reveal her loan....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]
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A Doll’s House and The Cherry Orchard - Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard were famous for the way in which they depicted the changing of cultures. Both plays act as a sort of social commentary during times of widespread liberation, and use the contortive nature of these seemingly stereotypical characters’ actions to speak about groups of people as a whole. Throughout the course of both plays, this subversion of how different groups of people were typically perceived created a distinct contrast which often shocked and appalled audiences of the time....   [tags: Comparative, Ibsen, Chekhov] 1506 words
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Easing Out the Ending of, A Doll's House - Groundbreaking themes were presented in Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House. The play has shared an important message regarding feminism. It was released in the 1800's, during time when women were not taken seriously. This has made the work essential for humanity to observe and respond to. One of the most important aspects of Ibsen's play was the end, in which the main character, Nora Helmer leaves her husband. This was a shocking scene for unprepared audiences in theaters throughout the world. Divorce and separation from one's spouse and children was not proper to discuss in public because it was not looked highly on....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Justice in Antigone and A Doll’s House - Before comparing these two pieces of works, the definition of justice is needed to address the question as fully as possible. Justice is a concept which involves fair and ethical treatment for everyone. It is usually seen as the continued effort to do what is right. In most cases this is done by making use of logic. This is the premise which is going to be used for justice when comparing the two works. Sophocles’ Antigone differs largely from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House since they were written in different centuries and different cultures, but at the same time both works share similarities....   [tags: Sophocles, ibsen, literature, plays, compare, cont]
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A Doll's House and Things Fall Apart - ... Without Mrs. Linden’s support, Nora would have to suffer alone. Nora gained strength to face her problems from Mrs. Linden’s encouragement. In society, friends play an important part in a person’s life especially when one is young, because “in these delicate times as a teenager, it is often that friends, more than family, will play a greater roll in your own emotional recovery” (Cadena). No matter what circumstances arise in life, they seem to appear smaller and less difficult when backed by friends....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Chinua Achebe, story analysis]
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Things Fall Apart and A Doll's House - ... When a woman shames or dishonors her family, even if she had no control over what occurred, they feel no sense of regret when a woman is lost to them, such as in the case of Nneka. Men have made it so that women are easily abandoned if they aren’t the image of perfection lying at the heart of a culture. Some might argue that women have achieved equality in our modern world. They may believe that women are only suffering in third world countries, like in the novel Things Fall Apart, for example....   [tags: opression of women in literature]
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A Rebellion in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen - Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian author, lived during the Victorian era. A Doll’s House, originally written in Norwegian, tells the story of a woman living in Norway during the 1800’s who focuses on appearances rather than upholding morals or values. Ibsen revolutionizes social norms through the parallels in relationships. The Victorian era opposes romanticism with the new movement of realism. Realism emphasizes the imperfections of society, a key concern in Ibsen’s play. Ibsen transforms the roles of the genders and social classes in everyday life and their significance to society....   [tags: norwegian, victorian era, appearance]
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - ... . Nils, how would it be if we two shipwrecked people could join forces. … Two on the same piece of wreckage would stand a better chance than each on their own” which shows that Krogstad needed her as much as she needed him. Mrs. Linde belives that a husband and wife should be equals in a relationship and with this belief she tries convince Nora of opening up to Torvald. During Nora’s first conversation with Mrs. Linde she opens up and shares her secret with her old friend in an attempt to prove that she was not just a naïve child who hasn’t face any hardships....   [tags: mrs. linde, nora, helmer] 918 words
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - ... In “A Doll’s House” it is shown that “a woman's place was in the home, as domesticity and motherhood were considered by society at large to be a sufficient emotional fulfillment for females” (Abrams). For Nora, marrying Helmer certainly did not signify any type of internal character change. Nora marries Helmer but their marriage wasn’t like normal marriages. It is clear that Nora considered Helmer more of as a father than a husband “In the raging debate over the morality of Nora’s behavior, however, it is altogether too easy to neglect Helmer’s dramatic function in the play....   [tags: ideal woman, victorian era] 910 words
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A Doll House, Trifles and Domestic Dependency - Looking over the course of time, women had overcome some abusive and intrusive periods in society to be heard and noticed as an equal to mankind. Woman have struggled for equal rights as early as the 1800’s, which in this time the role of the woman was franchised in every home, to be seen but not heard, to complete what were daily chores such as cleaning, cooking, sewing and motherhood,. Women were in a time warp, and were in need to speak out, be heard and not judged by their mother baring and homemaking skills....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1995 words
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The Cherry Orchard and A Doll’s House. - People bring their downfalls upon themselves. Do certain habitually practice leave them wondering what wrong they did. Torvald from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Madame Ranevsky from Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard are left to start afresh at the end of the plays after they neglected a key element in their lives. Torvald toys with Nora, his wife, fulfilling only his wants and only his needs and abases her; never considering her his equal. The fallacious choice Madame Ranevsky makes concerning her home and family leads them to destitution and separation....   [tags: Neglect, Theme Analysis] 1198 words
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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll’s House - A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is a realistic drama that explores how the imbalanced treatment of women can dictate who they become. Nora Helmer embodies the need for evolution in regards to women and their roles within the family. The importance of this play, which was written in 1879, is still relevant in the modern world. This play helps to bring attention to the characters people play as a result of their circumstances. The characterization of Nora and Torvald Helmer is a testament to possible inequalities in marriage....   [tags: imbalanced treatment of women, literary analysis]
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - In Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic play A Doll’s House there are many characters that have grown to be adults that they either do not wish to be or that they are expected to be. The character breakdown as the play goes from act to act is apparent. From a woman struggling to be the perfect wife and mother to a husband trying to be perfect and surround himself with people that are likewise we see that it is much harder to put on a mask to be something you are not. Nora Helmer is a simple woman. She is the mother to young children as well as an adoring wife to her husband Torvald....   [tags: torvald, nora, christine]
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Henrik Ibsen's Play, A Doll's House - Women of the nineteenth century had no choice but to become dependent upon men. Husbands held all the authority over their wives and their property. Considering this dependency, women had to fight in order to obtain their own identity and to make their voices heard. This struggle for the individual rights of women can be found in one of Henrik Ibsen's play. Nora, a dynamic character in the play A Doll's House, undergoes three significant stages of character development. Nora transforms from a child-like character to recognizing herself as an individual and finally transforming into an emotionally strong woman who is able to live by her own discretion....   [tags: women of the nineteenth century, ] 939 words
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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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The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House - The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House      An action or statement that may be considered a lie to some may, in fact, not be considered, a lie to others: it might simply be considered, omitted information. The lie might seem to have an evil intent when first heard, but the true intention behind it may have been for helpful purposes or for protection.  In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, a lie was created to help and protect a loved one - yet it resulted in a catastrophic act.   The character Nora lives her life, in one sense, as a complete lie....   [tags: Dolls House essays Ibsen Essays]
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Essay on The Awakening and A Doll's House - Comparison of The Awakening and A Doll's House       The Awakening, a novel by Kate Chopin, and A Doll's House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, are two works of literature that can be readily compared. Both works take place in the same time period, around the late 1800s. Both works feature a woman protagonist who is seeking a better understanding of herself. Both Edna and Nora, the main characters, display traits of feminism. Both Edna and Nora have an awakening in which she realizes that she has not been living up to her full potential....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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"The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield's "The Dolls House" seems to be a simple story about children receiving a own ideas and opinions. Even though everyone is entitled to their own opinion it is often bizarre to see how our opinions are based on those of others. This essay will outline the events that occurred in the story which are a big part in regards to the two different worlds of adults and children, and how they are separated from each other. The Dolls House is a story where you can see the cruelty of children towards each other....   [tags: World Literature] 481 words
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A Comparison of Antigone and A Doll's House - Similarities in Antigone and A Doll's House   Ibsen's A Doll's House has been called the first modern play. The play was considered "revolutionary" because it broke several "molds" which had endured for centuries. Incredibly, much of what was considered "revolutionary" first appeared in Sophocles' play, Antigone - one of the first plays in existence.   In merely looking at the surface, one notices right away that both plays are significant in that they avoid the social temptation of using a man as a protagonist....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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