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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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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Doll 's House '

- The short story "The Doll 's House" shows the struggle people had under the pressure of society and its disgusting lifestyle. The story is written in 1922 the decade known for its parties and its changes in the social structure. While addressing the social difficulties "The Doll 's House" talks of the peoples struggles that still affect their lives while the social structure is being modified. Although Kezia is a part of a high class society she shows that even people of superior class can be kind and cast out the idea that people similar to her social status are entirely selfish and harsh just as a lamp scatters the darkness....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Working class]

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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]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Demanding Husbands Without freedom, the urge to escape is prevalent. When a lady’s husband is too overprotective and smothers his wife, she may eventually end up running away from her problems. In the play, A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, and in the story, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the main characters, feel trapped by their husbands. Both of these stories demonstrate that during the time period that the stories were written, some men behaved in an authoritarian manner which caused stress and trauma to women....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Living in a society where women were viewed as codependent on men, Henrik Isben’s character Nora Helman challenged this mentality. This story challenged the social and marital norms of men and women with a controversial conclusion. Some were critical of Isben’s ending so he wrote a different outcome that would have pleased audiences more but not have had such a powerful message. In Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, despite censorship and audience resistance, the original ending written by Ibsen is undoubtedly the best ending....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Husband]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Specific roles and traits have been stereotyped with genders by society for many years. While being strong and vocal is often associated with masculinity and men, women are characterized to be weaker and soft-spoken. Males are conventionally in occupations or roles, that involve leadership. Conversely, the social normalization of females involves no work, but rather their main role is to look after the children at home. In A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen depicts a society rich in gender norms and stereotyping....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Sociology, Role]

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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 ]

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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]

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A Doll 's House By Susan Glaspell

- In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, women weren’t given any voice. Their lives began with fathers making them feel powerless, and lead to their husbands treating them with the same principles. Gender roles were an important aspect and major issue of this time, women wanted a different life. “A Doll’s House” By Henrik Ibsen and “Trifles” By Susan Glaspell show great detail of how the female characters were treated powerless by the men in their life. Women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were powerless....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Marriage, Wife]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Today women are being mistreated for just the gender roles and stereotypes that revolve in the human society. Depending on the time period and culture, women are expected to act in a certain way. Throughout history, many relationships can be found in different cultures regarding the way women were treated. In Ibsen’s A Doll’s house, Nora reflects the responsibilities and roles of Norwegian women during the late 1870s. Torvald, Nora’s husband, also shows the way men treated women and what roles they played in a marriage....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Christmas]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen ends with Nora loudly slamming the front door as she exits her husband’s house. Only a few days ago, she had been playing the role of a typical happy young wife. She had realized that her whole life had been playing a role, that she had never truly been herself. Ever since she was a little girl she had been wearing a costume, a pleasant façade to hide what lies underneath. She had been a doll her whole life, a toy to be decorated as their “owners” please. A doll has no will of its own, but that of its “Owner” (Ørjasæter 30)....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Henrik Ibsen, Wife]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- During the late 1800s, gender inequality was one of the common issues that existed in the society. Men and women were often distinguished among themselves. Men were regularly portrayed as the one who had power and strength, whereas women were supposed to do all the household work and they were seen as weak and trivial. Henrick Ibsen shows a prefect illustration of this example in the play A Doll’s House. Ibsen develops a notion of how the existence of gender roles in society affected one’s lives....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Gender studies]

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Doll And Being Called One Is Degrading

- Doll and being called one is degrading. “ Even though people call me Barbie, I never tried to look like a doll. It just so happens that dolls are based on the image of refined girls."  I just like everything beautiful, feminine and refined”. (humanbarbie.org) Valeria also speaks of her secrets to getting her look, it just takes tons of makeup that take hours to apply and flattering lighting. But she constantly denies Photoshop and cosmetic surgery and she loves how unreal she looks and she is flattered that people thinks she’s fake....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Surgery, Microsurgery]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a 1878 play that explores the confining nature of social roles and expectations. The story follows Nora and her family as they attempt to navigate conflict, debt and familial life around the holiday season. One of the most notable moments in the play is the final scene, in which Nora tells her husband Torvald that she is leaving him in order to gain her freedom and create an identity for herself outside of her family obligations. The play ends as Nora makes her decision to leave, and slams the door behind her....   [tags: Gender role, Sociology, Role, Heteronormativity]

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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]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Doll 's House '

- Unhappiness In an Era where women were referred as possessions, we may think that all of them were happy woman taking care of the house, doing clothes and watching the children. Well, it 's not quite like that, at least, not in the stories, I am about to mention. A clear example of this is Nora from “The Doll’s House,” a well-known housewife who seems to do business just as well as her husband. On the other hand, we have Louise from “The Story of an Hour,” she was also a well-known wife, but with a quite different personality....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Wife, Emotion]

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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]

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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]

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Gender Roles Of A Doll 's House

- No matter where you look, whether it’s the media, kids toys, fashion, or personal care products, gender roles are somehow affecting the world we live in; both directly and indirectly. For almost all of human history women have had their obedient role to play and men have the dominant one. Products for females are dressed in pinks and flowers while those for males are constructed of blue, green, and various metallic hues. Of course, gender roles always come back to the people themselves; they affect our attitude, relationships, and most situations and environments in our everyday lives....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Marriage]

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The Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In the 1870’s, women and marriage was viewed differently compare to how it is viewed today. Women were presumed to be fully dependent on their father or their husbands if they are married. They were not allowed to vote, make financial decisions, or even enter into agreement and make legal transactions. Society placed a suffocating standard and expectations which labeled women as incapable. Their prominent duty was to stay home, bear children, and serve their husband. Nora Helmer’s character in the play The Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen represents the life of an upper-middle class married woman in Norway during 1870....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Woman, Husband]

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The Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In the 1870’s, women and marriage were viewed differently compare to how it is viewed today. Women were presumed to be fully dependent on their father or their husband if they are married. They were not allowed to vote, make financial decisions, or even enter into agreement and make legal transactions. Society placed a suffocating standards and expectations which labeled women as incapable. Their prominent duty was to stay home, bear children, and serve their husband. Nora Helmer’s character in the play The Doll’s House’s by Henrik Ibsen represents the life of an upper-middle class married woman in Norway during 1870....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Woman, Husband]

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The Doll 's House By Katherine Mansfield

- Sorrow and angst swirled inside; Elsie and Lil captivated me by their strength. Society can have a profound impact on a child’s view and perceptions of the world, dictating the cultural norms on how we treat those in different social classes. In The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield, we see the theme of class distinction and the influences a parent has on how children view the world. Furthermore, society’s norms impact upon Kezia, Elsie and Lil. Prejudice and discriminating attitudes towards others have not yet influenced the innocence a child possesses towards the world; this can clash with the ideals developed by adults through society....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Gender norms have always been an issue in society. When the colonists first arrived in America, men viewed women as inferior. At this point in time, women were viewed as property, which meant that they possessed no rights or freedoms. In addition, women were often forced to stay in their homes and work specific jobs. Colonial women washed clothes, took care of their children, and cooked food. Women also began to be viewed as inferior, childish, and unintelligent. Over time, these beliefs became the gender norms....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Christmas tree, The Reader]

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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 Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 A Doll’s House is inherently a feminist play as it illuminates the struggles faced by European women – as represented by Nora – in the 19th century; and, in Act Three, explicitly rejects the patriarchy which oppressed them. If one defines patriarchy as a force which denies a woman autonomy, and feminism as a movement which liberates her, then this passage is a microcosm of the conflict between the two – Torvald tries to assert his dominance over Nora, who insistently proclaims her independence....   [tags: Gender role, Feminism, Sociology, Gender]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Literature normally touches on traditional gender stereotypes and the role of the society in building those gender biases. From earlier centuries, gender stereotyping is closely intertwined with every aspect of the social fabric. The play, A Doll 's House by Henrik Ibsen presents a critical reflection of marital norms of the nineteenth-century. This three-act play revolves around the need of every individual, particularly women, to discover oneself, and how they have to strive to establish their identities....   [tags: Gender role, Sociology, Gender, Heteronormativity]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- Throughout the play Mrs. Linde acts as a mentor to Nora and plays a vital character in her awakening. Mrs. Linde is introduced 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 also serves foil to Nora’s character in the play, A Doll’s House. Coming from an impecunious family, Mrs. Linde had to give up her true love Krogstad and marry a man she did not love to able to financially support her brothers and her mother....   [tags: mrs. linde, nora, helmer]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- Societal expectations during this time period generally restricted women from the liberties in which their male counterparts partook in. The ideal woman was one who was good natured, cultured, practiced philanthropy, a loving wife, and a devout mother. She managed her household while maintaining her poise and retaining her femininity as a woman. Ibsen creates his main character, for which his play “A Doll’s house” is named, to be the antithesis of the ideal woman. Nora herself may seem like the ideal woman from her facade....   [tags: ideal woman, victorian era]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- Nora, from Ibsen’s play A Doll House, plays the main role. Both in the play itself and ironically seems to be acting throughout the whole play. It is not until the Act III that the reader sees Nora standing up, revolting against the role others have given her. It is crucial to acknowledge that the period the scene is taking place is during the late 19th century in Norway. This was a time where most residents were conservative, unlike Ibsen. Ibsen was a social revolutionary, wanting to role changing and present modern ideas of marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Status Quo]

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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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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]

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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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The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend

- The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend When my friends and I were younger, we loved to tell each other scary stories late at night at sleepovers. This memory resurfaced this past February as three friends and I exchanged tales late one night while on a trip in New Jersey. All of the stories were entertaining, but this purportedly “true” urban legend remained in my mind long after the other accounts. “The Clown Doll” was told by a twenty-year old, Christian female University biology major. She was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, which is where she heard the story and where the story itself is set....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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A Feminist Perspective of A Doll's House

- A Feminist Perspective of A Doll's House In "A Doll's House", Ibsen portrays the bleak picture of a role held by women of all economic classes that is sacrificial. The female characters in the play back-up Nora's assertion that even though men are unable to sacrifice their integrity, "hundreds of thousands of woman have." Mrs. Linde found it necessary to abandon Krogstad, her true but poor love, and marry a richer man in order to support her mother and two brothers. The nanny has to abandon her children to support herself by working for Nora....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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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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Willy and Nora in A Doll's House

- Willy and Nora in A Doll's House Henrik Ibsens, A Doll House, is about how a family, particularly Nora Helmer, deals with an old secret that is about to become known to her husband Torvald Helmer. At the start of the play Nora is talking with Torvald. Nora begins to acting like Torvald's "little squirrel" in attempt to get money from him. At that time it is not known what she wants the money for, but Nora says it was for Christmas presents. The actual reason for the money is so she can pay on her little secret....   [tags: Papers]

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The Barbie Doll and Richard Cory

- The way our culture has a tendency to view other individuals by there appearance will probably never change. In some way everyone has it set in his or her mind what makes a person "perfect". These characteristics include personal appearance, wealth and intelligence. We do not always get the chance to get to know a person, but rather make assumptions. Two poems, which reveal different perceptions of someone, include Richard Cory and The Barbie Doll. In The Barbie Doll, the author writes about a girl' s life....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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A Doll's House A Raisin in the Sun

- A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, and A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, both have central themes of search of self-identity within a social system. This is demonstrated by women characters from both plays breaking away from the social standards of their times and acting on their own terms. In most situations women are to be less dominant than men in society. These two plays are surprisingly different from the views of women in society and of the times and settings that they take place in....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Human Rights in A Doll's House

- Human Rights in A Doll's House I am a student of the IB program in Abu Dhabi, and I have read your fantastic play, A Doll’s House. I found that its radical and very different message about human rights and equality between men and women was very eloquently conveyed. I have also had the opportunity to read the alternate German ending to your play, where instead of leaving Torvald after a heated argument, Nora looks in at her sleeping children and is overcome by the image, deciding to stay....   [tags: Papers]

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The Final Conversation in A Doll's House

- The Final Conversation in A Doll's House The final scene of A Doll's House is one of the most famous and hotly debated moments in modern drama, endlessly argued about. I make no attempt here to account for all the complexities of this fascinating scene, but once again I'd like to offer some observations to fuel further discussion. Torvald's behaviour once he reads Krogstad's letter totally demolishes the illusion Nora has taken refuge in, and the lectures he delivers to Nora at the start of the scene remind us unmistakably of what a total social prig he is, determined to salvage what he can by deception and very angry at Nora for what she has done....   [tags: Dolls House essays]

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Unreliability of Appearances in "A Doll's House"

- Over the course of Henrik Iben's A Doll's House, appearances prove to be misleading, which, in turn lead to the revelation of the reality of the play's characters and situations. The first impressions of Nora, Torvald, and Krogstadt are all eventually undercut. Nora initially seems to be a silly, childish woman, but as the play goes on, we see that she is intelligent, motivated, and, in the end, a strong-willed, independent thinker. Torvald plays the role of the strong benevolent husband, but later reveals himself to be cowardly, petty and selfish when he thinks that Krogstadt might expose him to scandal....   [tags: American Literature]

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Women Compared in A Doll's House

- The similarities of the motives behind the actions of both Kristine and Nora in A Doll's House could be used to compare the similarities of these two characters even though these characters are in reverse roles throughout this play by Henrick Ibsen. Kristine and Nora marry for money, use Krogstad, and learn a valuable life lesson. Therefore, the correlations of Kristine and Nora's motives demonstrate the similarities between these two characters. Kristine does what she believes is right at the time by marrying Mr....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Metamorphosis and A Doll's House

- The Metamorphosis and A Doll's House Many writers are distinct in their work, some better than others. A couple of these writers include Franz Kafka, Barbara Kingsolver and Hendrick Ibsen. Their works express the elements that make literature interesting. Franz Kafka, a writer of the silence and one of dimension. But what makes Kafka better than other writers such as Barbara Kingsolver. The answer is simple: writing the silence and adding the representation of space. Kingsolver explains the details of the story unlike Kafka....   [tags: Papers]

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Summer Of 17th Doll Review

- Year 12 Literature SAC Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll The play “Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll” is a mixture of people’s inability to grow up and let go of dreams, in a typical Australian atmosphere in the nineteen fifties. Ray Lawler focuses on showing the characters finally waking up to their lives and realizing they don’t live in “heaven, “ within in a simple plot. These techniques allow readers to connect and understand the disillusionment suffered by these Australian’s in this time. Our setting for “Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll’ is a Melbourne suburb, Carlton....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Realism in A Doll's House

- For Ibsen, the theatre was a place of truth, of brutal analysis; an institution where the minds and souls of man were exposed with an honesty that at times seemed intolerably cruel. "Ej blot til Lyst" - "Not Only for Amusement" - Ibsen did not accept compromise nor should one expect compromise from Ibsen. "Ibsen's plays do not depend for their interest on the action, or on the incidents. Even the characters, faultlessly drawn though they be, are not the first thing in this plays. But the `naked drama' - either the perception of a great truth, or the opening up of a great question, or of a great conflict which is almost independent of the conflicting actors, and has been and is of -far reachi...   [tags: European Literature]

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A Doll’s House - Nora

- Nora is the central character in the book A Doll’s House and it is through her that Ibsen develops many of his themes To what extent is loyalty shown by the lead female characters characters. What are the consequences of this. Within these two books loyalty is a minor theme and one that is easily missed, indeed it is narrow. However, it is still one which weaves a thread through both of the books encompassing major and minor characters, the material and the abstract. In commencing this discussion one must first refer to the definition of the word “loyalty”; the quality of being loyal....   [tags: English Literature]

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Torvald in A Doll's House

- A Confusion Between Wife And Child In today's society, Americans typically portray specific roles for the different labels of groups or people in their society. Roles are put into place for all different types of people, from mothers to doctors to lawyers and homeless. But typically, the role between a mother and a child are completely different. Although mothers can sometimes get playful and act like their children to get along with them more, the roles of mother and child are usually completely different....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen]

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The Mattel Barbie Doll

- Behind the magic of Barbie’s creation. The holiday season is fast approaching and the list for children to buy for is long. Strolling down the Toys ‘R Us toy aisle, I find it hard to miss what is in every typical North American toy store: Mattel’s Barbie dolls. A plastic doll with clothes; it appears simple enough but not quite. From its conception in California, to it being manufactured in China, to it being shipped to the local Toys ‘R Us store in Vancouver, the Barbie doll sitting on a toy store shelve has undergone numerous social and geographical processes involved in its production before it will reach into the hands of my excited nine year old cousin on Christmas morning....   [tags: Production Manufacturing]

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A Doll's House Precis

- Name of Playwright Henrik Isben Title of Play A Doll House Date of Composition 1879 Characters Torvald Helmer: Masculine, Righteous, and Sexist. Nora Helmer: Deceiving, a Spender, a little Naïve, Secretive. Dr. Rank: In Love, Caring, and Ill. Mrs. Linde: Desperate, Rational, and Intelligent. Niles Krogstad: Aggressive, Deceptive, and Immoral. The Helmer's Three Small Children: Unaware. Anne Marie: Loving, Custodial, and Maternal. Helene: Proficient, Accommodating, and Caring....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Rebellion of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- The Rebellion of Nora in A Doll's House       A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, was written during a time when the role of woman was that of comforter, helper, and supporter of man. The play generated great controversy due to the fact that it featured a female protagonist seeking individuality.   A Doll's House was one of the first plays to introduce woman as having her own purposes and goals. The heroine, Nora Helmer, progresses during the course of the play eventually to realize that she must discontinue the role of a doll and seek out her individuality....   [tags: Dolls House essays]

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Symbolism in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- Symbolism in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen      A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen is perhaps one of the most hotly debated plays to come out of the 19th century.  The 19th century continued the process of the demystification that began with the Enlightenment.  Because of the discoveries of the Enlightenment, humans could no longer be sure about their place in the universe.  This, of course, had an impact on the theater.  The movement toward realism, which, like the 19th century in general, was an attempt to become more scientific.  Ibsen is considered by many as the father of realism, and one of the plays that belong to Ibsen's realism period is A Doll's House.  But the play would c...   [tags: Dolls House essays Henrik Ibsen ]

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Comparing A Doll's House and Oedipus Rex

- Comparing A Doll's House and Oedipus Rex Ibsen's drama "A Doll's House", serves as an example of the kind of issue-based drama that distinguishes Ibsen from many of his contemporaries. The play's dialogue is not poetic, but very naturalistic, and the characters are recognizable people. Given the sense of modernity which the play possesses it seems unusual to compare it to a Greek tragedy produced more than two-thousand years previously. On closer examination however, there are certain similarities between the way in which "A Doll's House" is plotted and a tragedy such as Oedipus Rex....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Awakening of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- The Awakening of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House    The status of women in the 1800's, when A Doll's House was written, was that of a second-class citizen.  Women did not have the right to vote, own property, or make legal transactions.  The role of women was restricted to that of a housewife.          In A Doll's House, Ibsen does a wonderful job of presenting the character of Nora as person who goes though an awakening about her life.  In the beginning, she concerns herself only with being a perfect wife and mother according to the social norms of the time.  Later, she realizes that she cannot continue just being her husband's shadow.  Eventually, she decides that she has duties...   [tags: Dolls House essays Ibsen Feminism Papers]

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Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- The Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House   The idea of women's liberation is a common theme in both Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. In her analysis of Feminism in Europe Katharine M. Rogers writes, " Thinking of Nora's painful disillusionment, her parting from her children, and the uncertainties of her future independent career, Ibsen called his play 'the tragedy of modern times'" (82). The main characters in each work, Nora Helmer, in A Doll House, and Edna Pontellier, in The Awakening, portray feminist ideas....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Misguided Messages in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- Misguided Messages in The Awakening and A Doll's House Just because a novel is considered a classic doesn't mean the Messages it conveys to its readers are correct. Even though both The Awakening by Kate Chopin and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen are great literary works, some of the ideas embodied in them aren't appropriate. Both works suggest that it is common for husbands to be condescending to their wives; that if a person has enough money, they can have someone else raise their children for them; and that if a marriage gets hard, the couple should just give up on each other....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Tragedy in Oedipus the King and Doll's House

- Faults Written in the Stars During the Ancient Grecian time periods, tragedy meant death because one defied against an outer prophecy. Modern day tragedy was simply realism, the unspoken way of life. In Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Ibsen's A Doll's House, the main characters - Nora and Oedipus, are both constructed to illustrate flaws in society and how naive people are. Ibsen and Sophocles both developed tragedy into a central idea that all people surreptitiously understand. Nora and Oedipus make incompetent decisions that assist in discovering their fundamental nature as tragic heroes and provoke sorrow and pity among the audience....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tragedy in Oedipus the King and Doll's House

- Only Peace in Death Tragedy has been apart of human history since the dawning of civilization. Man has been plunged into terrible tragedies for ages. But not until the Greeks and prominent playwrights such as Sophocles did tragedy take on into its own on the stage. Out of this rebirth of tragedy came what has been considered, even by Aristotle himself, the greatest tragedy ever written, Oedipus the King. He delves into the human psyche: bringing forth the notion of predestination, a supposition desperately believed in by humans, betraying the fatal flaws of his hero and manifesting the suffering brought upon the hero by his tragic downfall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Theme Of Death In Othello and A Doll's House

- The theme of death is present in many works of literature. It is given metaphors and cloaked with different meanings, yet it always represents an end. Every end signifies a new beginning, and every death gives rise to a new birth. Physical death “...is mere transformation, not destruction,” writes Ding Ming-Dao. “What dies is merely the identity, the identification of a collection of parts that we called a person. What dies is only our human meaning” (49). Figuratively speaking, death symbolizes a change, an interruption or cessation of regular routine....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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"A Doll's House"

- The suppressed position of women was blatantly highlighted in Henrik Isbens play titled "A Doll's House" The dehumanization weathered by Nora, the dependence she felt, along with lack of adequate experience and education all played a part in Isbens story as if it were exact representations of society just beyond the doll house walls. As the reality of Nora's predicament was raised to the surface her inability to manage herself is seemingly what leads her down the path to her own independence....   [tags: European Literature]

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Free Essays on A Doll's House: An Essay

- A Doll House A Doll House was one of Henrik Ibsen's most controversial plays. He wrote this realistic play in 1879. Ibsen's writing style of realism was clearly shown in this play. This play was controversial at the time it was written, shocking conservative readers. But, at the same time, the play served as a rallying point for supporters of a drama with different ideas. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Art Nouveau style became an international movement. For the first time in decorative arts history there was a simultaneous movement throughout Europe and America....   [tags: Dolls House essays]

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Use of Language in A Doll’s House

- Use of Language in A Doll’s House ‘A Doll’s House’ was originally written in Norwegian and then translated into English for English speaking audiences. Ibsen uses a colloquial language style throughout the play to emphasise the theme of realism that he is trying to covey and to set the middle-class society in which Nora lives in. The language that Nora uses changes constantly throughout the play, depending on who she is talking to. When speaking to Helmer, her husband, she adopts a very childish manner and tone....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Animal Imagery in A Doll's House

- Animal Imagery in A Doll's House   Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen's play, A Doll's House is a critical part of the character development of Nora, the protagonist. Ibsen uses creative, but effective, animal imagery to develop Nora's character throughout the play. He has Torvald call his wife "his little lark"(Isben) or "sulky squirrel"(Isben) or other animal names throughout the play. He uses a lot of 'bird' imagery-calling her many different bird names. The name Torvald uses directly relates to how he feels about her at the time....   [tags: Dolls House essays]

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Power Relations in Summer of the 17th Doll

- Dramatic conflict consists of a struggle for power among characters, and dramatic resolution consists of a shift of power among them. Discuss the conflict and resolution in "Summer of The 17th Doll" in terms of the power relations in the play. The play summer of the 17th doll consists of many conflicts, some internal and some external. Some of these conflicts are resolved and some not. This essay will explore some of the internal conflicts as well as some of the external conflicts and elaborate on their importance to the play....   [tags: Ray Lawler]

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Nora's Decision to Leave in A Doll's House

- Many women in modern society make life altering decisions on a daily basis. Women today have prestigious and powerful careers unlike in earlier eras. It is more common for women to be full time employees than homemakers. In 1879, when Henrik Ibsen wrote A Doll's House, there was great controversy over the out come of the play. Nora’s walking out on her husband and children was appalling to many audiences centuries ago. Divorce was unspoken, and a very uncommon occurrence. As years go by, society’s opinions on family situations change....   [tags: Ibsen, literary analysis, analytical essay]

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Portrayal Of Sexism In Ibsen's The Doll's House

- English A1 Oral Presentation Transcript Portrayal of Sexism in Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Doll’s House’ Ibsen was a pioneer of the realistic social drama. Unlike playwrights who came before him, he was very concerned with portraying realistic social settings and illustrating a conflict resulting from social pressures and mores. Ibsen also endeavors to show the blatant sexism rampant in the country at the time. This is shown In part by the unequal nature of Torvald and Nora’s marriage. At first glance, one might think that the Helmers have a successful marriage—but only at a superficial level....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben

- A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben is about a young woman and her life. The main characters name is Nora Helmer. She is married to a bank manager named Trovald. In the early years of their marriage just after their first child Trovald becomes ill. Doctors say that he will not live unless he goes abroad immediately. Nora takes it upon herself and borrows two hundred and fifty pounds from a money leader named Krogstad. She was dishonest with Trovald and said her father gave it to her....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Defying Social Constraints in A Doll's House

- I really liked this play along with the other ones we have read in class. However, this plays seems to stand out to me because it takes a feminist point of view. It is always good to go inside the role of a woman and see how they feel and act upon their own thoughts. Good literature helps us to learn about how other people think and act. Moreover, when we can relate the characters actions to our lives or the world around us the meaning is more personal and beneficial. For some reason, I feel like many women out there really do feel like Nora....   [tags: European Literature]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben

- A Doll's House Often in literature characters are presented as victims of society. There are many examples of this in Henrik Ibsen’s controversial play, “A Doll’s House”. Written during the Victorian era, Ibsen’s play would have raised a lot controversy on the roles of males and females in society. The audience would have noticed the constant similarities between themselves and the characters that are presented as victims of society. A lot of the audience would have found the play shocking and disturbing....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Kachina/Katsina Doll

- We believe they (Kachina Dolls) are personifications of the katsina spirits, originally created by the katsinam in their physical embodiment. ..." - Alph H. Secakuku To understand the meaning of the kachina dolls, it is necessary to understand Hopi culture, because one does not exist without the other. It has been found that the Hopi's main ancestors were the Anasazi, a group of people who at about the time of Christ came to depend on agriculture. They represent various beings, from animals to clouds....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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