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Marriage Without Love in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Marriage Without Love in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House In his play, 'A Doll?s House,' Henrik Ibsen shows a marriage built only on appearances, and not love. Both Nora the wife, and Torvald the husband, pretend they are in love throughout the story. However, love should be patient and kind, and their love is anything but that. Nora treats her husband as a father figure. Her feelings towards Torvald are more about dependence than love. Torvald treats Nora like a child or a pet. He gets very angry and frustrated with Nora, and he does not truly love her....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Doll's House Essays Papers]

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Societal Views of Women in the Victorian Era in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Societal Views of Women in the Victorian Era in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, creates a peephole into the lives of a family in the Victorian Era. The play portrays a female viewpoint in a male-dominated society. The values of the society are described using the actions of a woman, Nora, who rebels against the injustices inflicted upon her gender. Women’s equality with men was not recognized by society in the late 1800’s. Rather, a woman was considered a doll, a child, and a servant....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Reasons Nora Helmer Must Leave Her Husband in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House

- Reasons Nora Helmer Must Leave Her Husband in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House Foreward: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House (aka A Doll's House) is so rich in moral, political, and metaphysical (if one is to regard such matters as "selfhood" and "identity" as metaphysical) insights and criticisms that it is hard to imagine how one could absorb it all in one sitting. Its moral message was very bold in its day and remains so in the more slowly progressing parts of the world, like North America. Institutions move faster than attitudes (at least in times of progressive, interventionist governance) and there are many lag-minded relics who still don't understand why equal-rights legislation has had to be p...   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

- Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen In all cultures it is easy to see the effects of change. Change can be a revolution, a new form of thought, or a new idea surfacing. No matter what these changes are, they often emerge from the minority. In several cases this results an uprising, turning the social system on end. Simple examples of this type of change can be seen in the French or American revolutions, and even in the hippie movement of the 1960's....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Enemy House Doll's People Essays]

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Gender Stereotypes in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- Gender Stereotypes in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles In the plays A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, and Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, the male characters propagate stereotypes and make assumptions concerning the female characters. These assumptions deal with the way in which the male characters see the female characters, on a purely stereotypical, gender-related level. The stereotypes and assumptions made in A Doll's House are manifest in the way Torvald Helmer treats his wife, Nora, and in the way Nora acts to please her husband....   [tags: Ibsen Glaspell Trifles Doll House Essays Papers]

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Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles      Throughout history, a woman's role is to be an obedient and respectful wife. Her main obligation is to support, serve, and live for her husband and children. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles, two different women make a decision to take matters into their own hands by doing what they want to do, no matter what the outcome may be and in spite of what society thinks. These two women come from different homes and lead very different lives yet, these two women share similar situations--both are victims, both are seeking individuality, and initially, both women end...   [tags: Trifles Glaspell Doll's House Ibsen Essays]

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The Sacrifice Of The Doll

- The Sacrifices A small, four person family lived in a small town where jobs were hard to come by and money was scarce. The daughter of this family, Veronica, who was only nine, had wanted to buy herself a new doll that she could love and be friends with. She would find small jobs all over town doing whatever she could to earn what little money there was to be made for that doll she wanted ever so badly. After a lot of hard work she became very close to her goal of making the money for the doll....   [tags: Suicide, Meaning of life, Suicide methods]

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A Brief Note On The Second Of The Youngest Of Nine Children By Elvira Vasquez

- Born the 12th of March 1958, Elvira Vasquez was the second to the youngest of nine children. Her parents were hard working Hispanic migrant workers who did everything in their power to provide for their large family. With such a large family one can say that a child could get lost in the mix, but not Elvira. Elvira or Billie, as her family and friends call her, was a quiet but a strong willed child. Her strong will later developed into perseverance in her spiritual life, parenting and health. Spiritually, Billie was always curious and eager to talk about God to anyone and everyone that would listen and occasionally those that wouldn’t....   [tags: Family, Mother, Cancer, American films]

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The Youngest Man to Become President of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt

- As the youngest man to become president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt proved his self ambition and visionary leadership. Roosevelt became the first president to set America on the successful path of prosperous growth and diplomatic influence. From childhood to adulthood, Roosevelt hoped to positively influence Americans. Theodore Roosevelt sought to make America a better place through anti-trust acts, safety laws, and positive environmental actions. By dissolving powerful corporate trusts, Theodore Roosevelt desired the ability to allow all Americans a chance at success....   [tags: US presidents, biographical analysis]

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What Did I Learn From My Youngest Teacher?

- “What did I learn from my youngest teacher?” I had the opportunity to volunteer at a YMCA in the Northwestern school district. I worked with kids ages 3-5. The kids in the preschool surprised me with the way they worked, played, and interacted very well together. There was one thing that did capture my attention. There was one little girl who was in a wheelchair and all of the other children treated her and accepted her as if she was not. They learned what she could and could not do. They helped her when they knew she needed it, but they also let her go when they knew she could do it....   [tags: Education, Psychology, Play, Question]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- Torvald Holmer's refusal to borrow money displays the character of a proud and controlling man. Helmer provided the financial support for his family through hard work, not depending on others for money. When Torvald's law practice did not provide financially, he sought a job at the bank. After Helmer received a promotion at the bank, Nora felt they could now afford to be extravagant for Christmas. Nora says, "This is the first Christmas that we have not needed to economize." Torvald announces that his promotion is not until "....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- 1 A Dolls House A Dolls House represents a women’s marital life from many years ago. The central theme of this play is Nora’’s rebellion against society and everything that was expected of her. Nora shows this by breaking away from all the standards and expectations her husband and society had set up for her. Women were not considered of importance to their husbands and that made women feel like in a “dolls house”, such as with Nora and her husband Helmer. In her time women were not supposed to be independent....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Imprisonment in A Doll's House

- Imprisonment in A Doll&#8217; s House In a Doll&#8217; s House, a certain number of imprisonment effects are at hand. Characters such as Nora or Kristine, are condemned either by poverty or by the situation or even by the role that women were expected to play and accept in this very conventional society, regardless of the fact that they were, despite this, respected and considered as the &#8220;pillars'; of society. In the play &#8220;A Doll&#8217;s house';, all the main characters are imprisoned in one way or another....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- Nora received supernatural aid in the form of self awareness of her own value/worth. Some could say her ignorance, ignorant as to what her actions would cause to happen if they where known publicly. Innocently she thought there was nothing wrong with saving her husbands life, but his pride, his ego would be hurt and society would outcast them. Another form of aid was Linde who served as a mirror like character who showed Nora what she had done in a way, and how an independent woman could The long and winding road was quite harsh on Nora, even a close friend such as Dr....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Parents Should Train Up A Child

- The kids in school looked at the writer differently and bullied because of the difference. Two other children were added to the family and I knew that sharing my mother with them would not be a problem because she had enough love to go around, but my older sister still could not see it. By now the writer old sister was rebellious and sexually active. Ephesian 6:1-3 did not matter to the writer’s old sister, she did not honor anyone. One Friday night, this writer tarried for the Holy Spirit to come and take control, and I received salvation that night....   [tags: Meditation, Spirituality, Prayer, Youngest son]

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Like Water For Chocolate By Alfonso Arau

- 1. Like Water For Chocolate was directed by Alfonso Arau and released in the year nineteen-ninety-two. The movie is based on Laura Esquivels 's novel 'Como Aqua Para Chocolate '. The movie is set in Mexico during the early nineteen hundreds. There are many influential characters in the movie such as Tita De La Garza, Madame Elena, and Pedro Murquiz. The movie is narrated by Tita 's great niece. 2. Tita, the youngest daughter of Madame Elena was hopelessly in love with Pedro Murquiz however, she is destined never to marry because of a family tradition....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wedding, Youngest son]

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The Parable Of The Prodigal Son

- It was inevitable that among the course of events in this world, there would be times in which people made mistakes resulting in their own unfortunate degeneracy. “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” supports this thought and illustrates the story of a son whom objects to his father’s ways of life. The youngest son becomes a philanderer but soon realizes that he has made a mistake and must return to his father who open-heartedly welcomes his son back. The father’s generosity elucidates that one must first experience a severe hardship before being able to fully understand and accept all that life has to offer....   [tags: Family, Son, Life, Youngest son]

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Freddy Adu the Youngest Professional Soccer Player

- Who is the youngest athlete in professional soccer. Mr. Freddy Adu. At the age of fourteen, he is the youngest player to play in a professional soccer league. There are a number of benefits by being the youngest player to play professional soccer: a contract with Nike, playing for the DC United team and receiving much media exposure. Many people disagree with his decision and say that he is too young to play professional soccer and should finish his high school education and wait until his body and mind has physically and emotionally matured....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- Act I Analysis: Act I, in the tradition of the well made play in which the first act serves as an exposition, the second an event, and the third an unraveling (though Ibsen diverges from the traditional third act by presenting not an unraveling, but a discussion), establishes the tensions that explode later in the play. Ibsen sets up the Act by first introducing us to the central issue: Nora and her relation to the exterior world (Nora entering with her packages). Nora serves as a symbol for women of the time; women who were thought to be content with the luxuries of modern society with no thought or care of the world in which they lived....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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A Doll's House

- A Doll’s House takes place in 19th century Norway and Ibsen provides the audience a view of the societal shackles of the era that would imprison women in their own houses. Ibsen introduces Mrs. Linde at early stage of the play as Nora’s old school friend with whom Nora could share her secret and this serves as a way of letting the audience know about Nora’s struggles. Mrs. Linde is an independent woman whose character serves as a foil to Nora’s character in the play. Throughout the play, A Doll’s House, Mrs....   [tags: Character Development, Norway, Ibsen]

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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, a time when women were not taken seriously, which makes 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 through out 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: Henrik, Play Analysis]

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Hide and Seek with Voodoo doll

- This game is popular with people who believe in ghosts or supernatural. It is usually called “ Hide and seek with a Voodoo doll”. Thus supernatural game was played by plenty of people. According to their review, they commonly felt chills and need courage to try it. Now I’m going to introduce how to play this creepy game. First you need some supplies. You need a voodoo doll which has to look like a human, then you need a white rice, hair, nail, red thread, salt water, needle and any sharp objects like knife and scissors....   [tags: supernatural, knife, fear]

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Barbie : A Girl 's Doll

- Barbie, Mattel’s Iconic Doll, is a doll that allows children to imagine their futures. Back when Barbie first appeared on the shelves, she was blonde wearing a black and white stripped swimming suit. Today, Barbie Dolls have many different careers and ethnicities. Barbie getting from point A to B wasn’t easy, since she had a life filled with controversy. Should Barbie get a makeover. I feel that if this question is rearranged to say, ‘Should Barbie get a makeover to become what society believes to be ‘average’ or ‘normal’, the answer becomes clear, no....   [tags: Barbie, Mattel, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue]

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The Classic Barbie Doll is Propaganda

- Looking at the surface of the classic Barbie doll, you see a plastic, pretty depiction of a young woman with tanned skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. Typically, looking at a Barbie you wouldn’t see any type of threat or negativity surrounding the harmless 10-inch doll. However, digging deeper beneath her plastic exterior, we can see the true effects this world-wide phenomenon has had on all different types of people and society as a whole. Before we begin to discuss the effects Barbie herself has had on society and our culture, we need to look into what propaganda and art are, and what makes them different from one another....   [tags: The use of Barbie as Propaganda]

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Strong Women in James Joyce's Eveline, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Spera's My Ex-Husband

- Strong Women in James Joyce's Eveline, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Spera's My Ex-Husband     "My Ex-Husband" by Gabriel Spera, "Eveline" by James Joyce, and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen all feature strong women as central characters. These women show their strength by standing up for themselves, making self-sacrifices for the benefit of others, and rebelling against society's stereotypes.   The female persona in Spera's "My Ex-Husband" finds the strength to stand up for herself and her beliefs when faced with a cheating spouse....   [tags: Joyce Eveline Ibsen Doll's Spera Ex Husban Essays]

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The A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll’s House The A Doll House is a play written by Henrik Ibsen and was based on the life of one of his really good friends named, Laura Kieler. Since Ibsen wrote the play in 1879, A Doll ’s House has been constantly re-interpreted in large and small theaters, on film and TV throughout the world. It has become of the most famous European plans and in less than 130 years it has acquired a rich and controversial afterlife (Siddall 75). This play is about a woman that leaves her husband and children behind to discover who she really is in life and what “she” wants as an individual woman....   [tags: lies and deceit, good friends]

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The Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

- The lack of parity for African Americans and women were major in this country’s past life. The play Doll House examines the subject of women’s roles during its time period while the play Fences highlights the theme of the black experience in America during its own time period. In both plays these themes are shown through the conflicts the characters Torvald Helmer and Troy Maxson encounter in their affairs. Torvalds wife Nora Helmer is a typical women for her time; She is a housewife. She allows Torvald to be controlling of her; molding who she is....   [tags: Miss sweet tooth, african americans, Nora]

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The Animal Spirit in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House

- It is our human spirit that separates us from animals. Because animals lack a spirit of their own, they have no conscience to guide them with the inner sense of right and wrong. T.C. Boyle's "Carnal Knowledge" portrays two people, Jim and Alena, who live as if they lack a human spirit. Like animals, they act as they please, satisfying their own wants with no sense of morality. From Jim's lies of being a vegan to Alena's hatred towards mankind, we see an underlying theme. This theme is that a human being without spiritual depth and moral reasoning becomes just meat....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Comparison of A Doll's House and Antigone

- “The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world with a sense of confidence and grace. Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom. Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation and the life she leads is of her own creation.” --Excerpt from ‘The Empowered Woman’ by Sonny Carroll In my mind, Sonny Carroll’s poem perfectly represents what an empowered woman should be; firm, determined and able to stand on her own feet. The characters of Nora and Antigone, from Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ and Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ respectively, completely fit my description of ‘the empowered woman’....   [tags: The Empowered Woman, Sonny Carroll]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, observes the everyday life of an average Norwegian family. The role that each character plays in this family is very stereotypical. Nora is the obedient housewife and Torvald is the ideal “working man.” The life Nora and Torvald have built crumbles in the end, as a result of flaws in the social order. The responsibilities placed on Nora, Torvald, women, and men limit their freedoms to exist for themselves. Men and women depend too much on each other. If people realize that they are being forced to be and act a certain way, then they will act out against the order....   [tags: women in society, letters, inferiority]

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A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

- In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll House, Nora Helmer represents many feministic ideals of the late eighteen hundreds. The ending is often what the play as a whole is remembered by, due to its shocking nature. Nora, the female lead of the play decides to leave her home suddenly, after a confrontation with her husband Torvald and never returns. Many saw this as a huge decision that was made abruptly, however what they fail to notice are the aspects that motivated Nora from the start of the play. At first, Nora may seem as if she is just a mindless, care free woman who is content with her life....   [tags: literary analysis, playwrights]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- “If I’m ever to reach any understanding of myself and the things around me, I must learn to stand alone. That’s why I can’t stay here with you any longer.” -Nora Helmer, Act 3. A Doll’s House. Nora Helmer is the main character in the play “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. This play takes place around the 1870’s in Christmas time. Nora and her husband Torvald Helmer appear to be the average and ideal marriage of the 19th century, a middle class with three children; everything seems to be perfect until the character of Nora Helmer changes completely....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen was the first to introduce a new realistic mode in theater when he wrote the play A Doll’s House. The ending of the third act of this play was not accepted due to the controversy that it caused during the nineteenth century, because in this era women were not allowed to act the way Nora did, but through women’s movements society slowly started to accept it. During the Victorian era, in which this play was written, women were predestined to the role of being mothers and wives, nothing more and nothing less....   [tags: victorian era, woman, equality]

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A Doll House By Henrick Isben

- When reading literature some people prefer to read drama. Drama in literature allows the reader to connect and be a part of something by using emotion, which is why drama is intriguing. Henrick Isben draws the reader in during his play, “A Doll House” by the use of his belittle female and respected male characters. The play reveals the struggle of a woman facing the expectations of a male’s assumptions of how women were in the 1800’s. Some might argue that Isben is a feminist by way he portrays his feminine characters throughout his plays, and others may argue that Isben was not interested in women’s freedom at all....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Victorian era, Role]

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A Doll's House and Trifles

- The movement for female right is one of the important social issue and it is ongoing reaction against the traditional male definition of woman. In most civilizations there was very unequal treatment between women and men with the expectation being that women should simply stay in the house and let the men support them. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, are two well-known plays that give rise to discussions over male-female relationships. In both stories, they illustrate the similar perspectives on how men repress women in their marriages; men consider that women should obey them and their respective on their wives is oppressed showing the problems in two marriag...   [tags: Play Analyses, Women's Rights]

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Never Will Be That Redhead Barbie Doll

- Sandra Cisneros was born on December 20, 1954 in Chicago Illinois. Cisneros now lives in San Antonio, TX. Sandra Cisneros was the third child an only daughter out of 7 children. As a Latina, she writes a lot about her experiences in the United States. Sandra Cisneros is best known for her literary work “The House on Mango Street” written in 1991. In addition, Cisneros had received many awards for her work including Mac Arthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts....   [tags: experiences, write, portaits]

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Who Is The Clark Doll Test?

- he True Consequences of Racism We learn to be racist, therefore we can learn not to be racist. Racism is not genetical. It has everything to do with power. -- Jane Elliot Various children of different races were brought into the room, one at time, at the table there was only two dolls one black and one white. The children were asked various questions about the dolls. Most strikingly one of the little African American girls when asked which doll she was after having tied bad attributes towards it, pointed to the black doll....   [tags: Race, Racism, African American, Black people]

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A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- The roles of women have changed substantially throughout time. During the 19th century, it was normal for a man to dominantly rule his household. Ibsen wrote the play, A Doll House, in hopes of demonstrating and criticizing the marital roles of his century. It is clear Ibsen believed in a world that is equal. In this play, Ibsen created characters that struggled to escape these impractical expectations. Ibsen’s play, A Doll House, is a symbol of his view towards feminism during the 1800s and shows the effects caused by such a problem; evidence of this can be found in the similarities of his characters to the average woman of this time period, the theme of his play, and how these characters r...   [tags: Marriage, Woman, 19th century, Gender role]

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The Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- After reading “The Doll House” and “Trifles”, the idea of females being inferior to men is portrayed. Both plays, are in a much older time period. But from a feminist view, females are still sometimes given the doubtful role in today’s society. Both plays, are very different, but much alike in the ways the females are treated, never taken seriously, nor are they appreciated. “The Doll House”, by Henrik Ibsen has a major theme of feminism issues. Nora the wife of Torvald, has done an ultimate favor for her husband but is now is having to pay back for this favor....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Play, Marriage]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' A Doll House '

- Freedom in A Doll House Life is a constant battle of finding one 's true self. Living in a world where society is making the rules makes this hard to do. Women struggle enough in modern times with becoming an independent woman and it was even more difficult for women in the 19th century. In the drama, A Doll House, written by Henrik Isben (rpt. In Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 11th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2012] pgs. 1092-1155) readers are shown how a modern housewife breaks away from what society has encouraged women to become....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Henrik Ibsen, Woman]

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Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House '

- A Doll’s House is a play that depicts the stereotypical roles of a woman in our society. One is able to appreciate these roles in the character of Nora as she unravels her decisions and attitudes throughout the play. Nora at first appears to be a silly, greedy girl, but then one learns that she has made great sacrifices to save her husband 's life and pay back her secret loan. By the end of the play, she has realized her true strength and strikes out as an independent woman. Torvald, despite all his flaws, appears to be a loving, devoted and generous husband....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Husband]

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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- How the 1800s living dollhouse is indicative to the values of Norwegian and European society. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House plays patronage to the oppressive standards of society in Norway during the late 1800’s. The phrase, ‘doll house’, is used throughout the novel to represent the continued struggle of living one on one in a household, where quite frankly the women has to always report and work for the man of the house. In the novel, Nora Helmer is described as the ‘doll’ of the house – the perfect wife that her husband wants, but she is just dying inside, feeling trapped and isolated from her surroundings and reality....   [tags: Norwegian, European Society, Literary Analysis]

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Nora and Torvald in The Doll's House

- People cannot survive on their own in this world, so they form relationships. Relationships play an important role in a person's life; it influences and defines one's character and ideals. It can make someone the happiest person in the world or the most miserable. In order to establish a stable and long lasting relationship, there must be proper communication at the base of this bond. The rules of proper communication include: listening to each other, understanding the other person's emotions and needs, truthfully expressing one's view's, and supporting each other during times of adversity....   [tags: character analysis, historical context]

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A Doll 's House And The Revolver

- In the 19th century the middle class of the European culture came from a result of the industrial revolution. It’s emergence first appeared during the late middle ages, with the birth of stronger armies, more diplomacy, endowments that could convert money into power. The strength of power throughout the country came from men, while the wives and women in general took a backseat as the men were the financial, social, and vocal anchors of the European society. The women’s issue related in A Doll’s House and The Revolver, were all common issues women faced their entire life in the bourgeois culture....   [tags: 19th century, Middle class, Marriage, Feminism]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- When attending a masquerade, a person is expected to wear a mask. In fact, it’s looked down upon if a mask isn’t worn. But, what if for some people that mask never came off. In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, each character has constructed their own metaphorical mask that they set firmly in place every morning when exiting their bed. Each character: Nora, Torvald, Kristine and Krogstad all have masks that they put in place when speaking to each other. Throughout most of the play, it is clear that all of the aforementioned characters have multiple facades that they use when speaking to one another; often switching quickly as they begin speaking to someone else....   [tags: masquerade party, revenge, masks ]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- The “Doll House” is a drama piece bringing to readers the typical occurrences that take place in marriages. At the beginning, Nora, the protagonist of the play and a typical housewife believes that true marriage is based on obedience. She put in illustration the act of being good to her parents as a daughter, obedient as a wife, and responsible as a mother. Torvald the husband of Nora is a man who is extremely successful and also projects on the act of being manipulative. As the breadwinner he is dominant and controlling and shows such characteristics at every given opportunity....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House '

- Vincent DeLaurentis 12 July 2015 Intro to Literature Professor Ayres Deceit Is Not The Way To A New Beginning “A Doll’s House” is a story about a husband and wife, who are well off, and going through the Christmas holidays. Helmer, the Husband, is going to start a new job after the New Year. There is a strong focus on the marriage. In fact, when I first read "A Doll 's House," I thought marriage was the theme, but with closer examination now I realize the real theme is deceit. I will use examples from the play, symbolism, and character analysis to demonstrate this idea....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Christmas, Christmas tree]

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Symbols and Conflict in A Doll's House

- ... Often danced by a married couple to show togetherness. As the Tarantella is meant to be a passionate dance for a couple, it is very significant how it is used between Nora and Torvald in the play. “Torvald: you must go and rehearse the tarantella and practice on the tambourine. I’ll go into the office and shut the door, and I will hear nothing. You can make as much noise as you like” (Ibsen 65). As stated earlier, this dance is one that is meant to be danced and conducted by two and its to show togetherness....   [tags: literary devices and analysis]

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The Outdated Views in a Doll House

- The Outdated Views in A Doll House There once was a time when females had basically no rights or opportunities. Women were expected to stay at home and keep their interests purely on chores at home involving cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids. American Women have come a long way since this time in only around 90 years. Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House depicts most of the outdated views on women’s rights compared to the equality women have in this day and age. Before the 19th Amendment for women’s rights was passed in America, women had no right to be involved in their family’s financial situation....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen play]

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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen

- Identifying a lie can at times prove quite troublesome. Some individuals may occasionally claim to spot deception simply by noticing the behavior of someone accused. This gut feeling is by no standards definite, and could be in fact mistaken. On the on other hand, one possible way to expose a lie concerns the revealing of an idea that is most assuredly true, such as with an article that has been written down. Documents usually are quite accurate, for once an idea is put on paper it becomes quite hard to retract....   [tags: Character of Nora]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- In this passage of “A Doll’s House” by Ibsen, the reader is presented with a decisive moment in the play. It provides the crucial turning point in which Nora’s changes her outlook towards Helmer by being independently decisive. Nora’s requirement to obtain freedom from her accustomed lifestyle, demonstrated so precisely here, is depicted from her search for what can be found in the world in accordance to her conflict. It gives her an authoritative position in holding the reins to her life. This is the climatic part within the play, due to its illustration of Nora’s character and opposition to remain under the control of her husband....   [tags: Character Analysis, Summary]

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A Doll's House and The Giver

- ... People will lack the free will of choosing for themselves. Both Nora and Jonas live in corrupt societies, but with a different setting. Jonas lives in a world where everything and everyone is the same, whereas Nora’s society is not of sameness, but of difference, the difference of the rights of woman. Jonas is frustrated in the sameness of his community and the corruption of not having a choice. His perspective changes when he realizes what it’s like to have choices. Jonas’s change of perspective is incompatible with the sameness of the community (Chappell)....   [tags: awareness in society, character analysis]

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Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll

- The idea of Barbie came about when a woman named Ruth Handler was watching her daughter play with dolls. In the 1950’s, girls of all ages only had paper or cardboard dolls to play with and preferred to play with cut outs of teenagers and adult dolls. So, Ruth Handler thought to make The Teenage Fashion Doll for older girls, as a three dimensional doll, called Barbie, named after her daughter Barbara (Heppermann 2010). However, Mrs. Handler met resistance when she went to her husband with the idea, and he didn’t think her idea would work out....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Doll - Original Writing

- The doll stood motionless in front of the door, waiting to be invited inside, as the light from Jake 's flashlight shined upon its dusty wooden face. "It 's that damn creepy doll!" He yelled, quickly walking back to the table. I really didn 't understand how the doll was standing without anybody to hold it up. Most or all ventriloquist dolls required someone to hold it up but this doll stood on its feet with no problem. Maybe someone was holding it up, someone or something we couldn 't see. I believe the doll was alive somehow, either that or someone or something was moving it from place to place without any of us noticing....   [tags: English-language films, American films, Game]

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Movie Analysis : ' The Barbie Doll '

- There I was playing an intense soccer game out in a searing summer day. My grandparents, along with the rest of my family, were there at the beach to see my game. I was mostly known for how fast I was, so people referred to me as the “rapido piojo blanco,” which was the nickname my grandfather gave me since I was the only white person in my family. Being a child I never realized how precious time spent with family really is until it was taken away. After every soccer game, my family and I would watch a movie....   [tags: United States, Family, U.S. state, Time]

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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen

- The themes of “objecthood” and “feminine liberation” in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House as conveyed through the characterization of Torvald and Nora, diction, stage directions and structure in two integral scenes. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House conveys the story of a wife’s struggle to break away from the social norms of late nineteenth century middle class Europe. Throughout the play, Ibsen focuses on Nora’s characterization and experiences and thus this leads the reader to perceive her as the protagonist....   [tags: Objecthood, Feminine Liberation]

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The Visit and A Doll’s House

- One of mankind’s most primordial instincts is to attain power and authority. In the past, power was achieved through fear, but as humans progressed they created money, a symbol of power. Henrick Ibsen, the author of A Doll’s House, was born in 1828 to a rich family, but soon lost their social status as his family went bankrupt. Ibsen soon learned that money played a huge role in society, especially in Norway. On the other hand Dürrenmatt, author of The Visit, held a pessimistic vision of the post-war Europe and the general corruptibility of justice....   [tags: Motif, Novel Analysis]

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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen

- In the early 20th century, Nora began her life as the daughter of an educated, oil tycoon by the name of Cordell S. Williams. Business demands would prevent Cordell from having anymore children. Nora was only child. Nora was cordell’s pride and joy. Nora got whatever she wanted. Mr. Williams would eventually lose his wealth as the markets crashed in the year 1913. Broke and unemployed, Cordell turned to a life of crime, going by the gangster alias of Snakeskin Willie. In 1915, Snakeskin Willie was the perpetrator of the London Heights Trust heist, the biggest bank heist of the century....   [tags: Summary]

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The Russian Doll, By David Mitchell

- All Truth is Constructed and Deconstructed Human 's possess an innate ability to repeat their actions, emotions, and ambitions because they are unchanging and transcend time. Because literature is a reflection of humanity, good, insightful literature calls attention to common, relatable ground. Although a superficial examination of human nature may portray differences, the similarities are ultimately there under the surface; just as David Mitchell uses the Russian-Doll structure of his novel Cloud Atlas to express the transcendent nature of humanity....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Truth, Narratology]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- Krogstad is one of the most complex characters from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Initially, Krogstad appears to be the villain of the play. Nora owes Krogstad a great deal of money. Krogstad uses the existence of her debt to blackmail Nora, threatening to inform her husband of her debt and her forgery if she does not use her influence to secure his position at the bank. Krogstad serves at a catalyst which brings about the central conflict of the play. However, Krogstad has other roles as well. Krogstad is a foil to Nora....   [tags: Character Analysis, Krogstad]

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen created a world where marriages and rules of society are questioned, and where deceit is at every turn. In A Doll’s House, the reader meets Nora, a housewife and mother trapped in her way of life because the unspoken rules of society. Nora and the people around her decieve each other throughout the entire play, leading up to a shocking event that will change Nora and her family lives forever. Ibsen uses the theme deceit to tell a story filled with lies and betrayal. Deception is the driving force of the play, the key theme that causes the character’s action that shapes the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marriage, Rules of Society]

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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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The Beauty Of A Barbie Doll

- Barbie is today’s beauty ideals packaged up into a cardboard box to be sold to millions of young girls around the world. Barbie has long blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin and a slim, shapely body. When girls become teenagers and grow out of playing with dolls, Barbie passes the responsibility of defining contemporary beauty standards to the media. The media ensues by placing this image throughout north american magazines, runways, and film. With such prevalent broadcasting adolescent girls have begun to describe “the “ideal girl” as being 5’7”, 100 pounds, size 5, with long blonde hair and blue eyes...” (Strasburger 400)....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 Research Study Of The Bobo Doll Experiment

- The Bobo Doll experiment was conducted in 1961 by Bandura and his colleagues at Stanford University, to investigate if social behavior is learned through observing adult like aggressive behavior in the child’s environment. Bandura designed the Bobo doll experiment to see whether children would copy adult-like behaviors. In addition, whether children acted aggressively towards objects were either learned or inherited (Bandura, 1961). The theory being tested is social cognitive learning. Social cognitive learning is “how people acquire and maintain certain behavioral patterns, while also providing the basis for intervention strategies” (Bandura, 1997)....   [tags: Aggression, Violence, Scientific method]

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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]

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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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The Oppressed Women Of Trifles And The Doll House

- Crystie R. Kampman Professor Battle English Composition 112 20 July 2016 The Oppressed Women of Trifles and The Doll House The dramas Trifles by Susan Glaspell and The Doll House by Henrik Ibsen were written in the late 19th to early 20th Century; a genre representative of socially constructed norms associated to gender roles. During this era economic, political, cultural and social rights encompass male dominance. Female oppression was commonplace; society based a woman’s worth on motherhood and marriage....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Heteronormativity]

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