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Krogstad & Iago: Marital Destruction by Catalysis & Demagoguery - In describing the most important qualities of an ideal marriage, one would likely place an abundance of love, mutual support, trust, and honesty somewhere near the top of the list. Even in the best of unions, successfully cultivating these qualities requires mindfulness, yet malicious meddling by outside parties can erode these foundations. In “Othello,” William Shakespeare conjures up the destruction of a blissful marriage at the whims of the diabolical Iago. Similarly, in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” a picture-perfect couple is torn apart by the ill-intentioned revelations of a desperate man, Nils Krogstad....   [tags: Othello, A Doll's House]
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All Angels Must Fall - ... Looking at her doll Eve swallow all the courage she possibly could, climbed off her bed and laid down onto the floor. She took a deep breath and lifted the ruffled bed skirt. Her eyes widened and she jumped onto the bed screaming only to have it grab onto her leg and start pulling her down. "Mama!" It let go and her mother stormed into the room. "What. What is it Eve. What's wrong?" She stood seeing Eve crying on the bed her hand holding her ankle. "The monster under my bed grabbed me Mama. He grabbed me and pulled me down, he hurt my foot....   [tags: doll, storm, eyes, angels] 603 words
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Family Relationships in Like Water for Chocolate, A Doll’s House and Antigone - In Like Water for Chocolate and A Doll’s House, many of the central characters to the story are bound together by family ties. Creon is the father to Haemon, while Mama Elena is the mother of Tita. These connections between characters aid in developing many of the core themes of the story, and convey the author’s ideas on common controversial topics of the time, namely feminism and the power struggle. The various interconnected family relationships in both books are the focal point of the plot in many occasions, and creates tension in the storyline....   [tags: Compare and Contrast ]
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Answers to Questions about the Play: A Doll´s House by Henrik Ibsen - A Doll’s House Questions and answers 1. relationship/interactions 2. Macaroons as Symbols 3. Who is Mrs. Linde. 4. What´s Nora´s secret. 54. Who is Krogstad. 6. Who is Dr. Rank. Act One 1. Describe the relationship/interactions between Nora and Helmer as a married couple. What is NOT as it appears. Nora and Helmer seemed to be a happy couple with their small problems. The way they would interact with one another constantly changed. They would have sudden arguments from small issues. Helmer had different nicknames for Nora, at times he would call her “my squirrel” or “little prodigal” and other times he would be kinder and call her “my dear little Nora”....   [tags: Marriage, Decision]
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Roles of Characters in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House - ... “My little lark mustn’t droop her wings like that. What. Is my squirrel in the sulks?” (Ibsen 842). It seems as if he is talking to a little child. And he says that as he is giving her money, which makes their interaction seem almost of a grown grandparent giving money to his precious, favorite young granddaughter. All of which makes Nora seem more like a prized possession than an equal partner in marriage. This is how Ibsen first introduces Nora to the audience, as a simple minded, obedient trophy-wife....   [tags: pretend, true, justice, role] 698 words
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Problems in Marriage in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House - ... Linden what she had done, she does not seams worry or ashamed because as she explained the money was used to save her husband’s life. Nora worked in the house copying books to get money to pay the loan, and every time she went clothe shopping she would save half of the money. Now we can understand why in act one we see Nora asking for money and when her husband asked her what she wanted as a Christmas present, she also asked for money. Later in the play things start getting complicated for Nora....   [tags: trust, communication, money, secret]
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Nora Helme: Transgression towards Realization - The mid-nineteenth century also referred to as the “Victorian Age, taking from the name of England's Queen Victoria who ruled for over 60 years” (Radek) revealed that women were faced with many adversities that appeared to have delayed their true aptitudes. During this time period, women were also required to conform to the divine command of men and must find a husband or she would be derided by the social order. In the same way, women were also not allowed to follow a profession. Nevertheless, as time progress, women have experienced “realization”....   [tags: Ibsen's The Doll's House]
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Is A Doll’s House a suitable title for the play? - Is A Doll’s House a suitable title for the play Is ‘A Doll’s House’ a suitable title for the play. Refer to act one, and the language of the characters. Ibsen’s use of language creates a suitable title ‘A Doll’s House’. This title represents and relates to the whole play. ‘A Doll’s House’ relates to power, it represents a doll being played with and owned. This doll is controlled; its every move is depicted. The title is significant to society and entrapment within the house. Ibsen represents Nora as a doll....   [tags: English Literature] 908 words
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Henrich Ibsen and Feminism - On May 26th, 1898, Henrich Ibsen attended a banquet held by the Woman’s Rights League. At the banquet, a toast was made to him as having had worked for the woman’s right movement. The women had taken his works, most notably A Doll’s House, as being a feminist play. Ibsen, however, denounced the toast as not accurately describing his purpose. I thank you for the toast, but must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for Woman’s Rights movement….. True enough, it is desirable to solve the woman problem….but my task has been the description of humanity....   [tags: A Doll's House, theme analysis] 585 words
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Liars and Self Image - People are afraid of the unknown. They lie to create a persona that everyone will enjoy. So why do people lie to themselves and others to preserve self-image. Maybe they do not feel comfortable with themselves. They wouldn’t be the only ones either. Over a third of girls have a warped perspective of themselves. (McBride 1). Family is a major influence over a child’s self image. “A mother’s weight, body image, attitude and health habits are strong indicators of her daughters.” (McBride 4) Children create a new “them” to remain their parents’ perfect angel....   [tags: barbie-doll, appearance, diet] 789 words
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Essay on Lies and Self-realization in A Doll's House - Lies and Self-realization in A Doll's House   In Ibsen's play,  A Doll's House,  the characters willingly exist in a situation of untruth or inadequate truth that conceals conflict.  Nora's independent nature is in contradiction to the tyrannical authority of Torvald.  This conflict is concealed by the way they both hide their true selves from society, each other, and ultimately themselves.  Just like Nora and Torvald, every character in this play is trapped in a situation of untruth. "A Doll's House", can be misinterpreted as simply an attack on the religious values of Ibsen's society.  While this is certainly an important aspect of the play, it is not, however, Ibsen's main point.  "A...   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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Comparing the Duties of the Individual in Antigone and A Doll's House - Duties of the Individual in Antigone and A Doll's House                  The main theme that can be seen in both plays, Antigone and A Doll's House, is the duty to oneself as opposed to the duty to the state or to society.  Should the two women, Nora in A Doll's House, and Antigone in Antigone, do what the state and society wishes them to do or should they follow their own conscience. Both plays focus on the conflict between individual laws and the state law, disobedience and obedience, and understanding oneself....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Moral Conflict in Antigone and A Doll's House - Conflict Between Individual Morals and State Laws in Antigone and A Doll's House              Mother, should I trust the government?  Or should I trust myself?  This dilemma is a common one in a great deal of literature.  In Antigone and A Doll’s House, the main theme is the question of whether one should be true to oneself or true to one’s state or society.  Should Nora (in A Doll’s House) and Antigone (in Antigone) “follow the rules” and do what the state and society want them to do or should they follow their own consciences?  Both plays address the conflict between individual morals and state laws, obedience and disobedience, and understanding oneself.                Antigone s...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Free Essays on A Doll's House: Marital Lessons - Marital Lessons from A Doll's House Divorce has become widely accepted throughout the world. In today's world, the violent shredding of a family is shrugged off like the daily weather. The Norwegian play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a marriage that didn't work. The marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer had many problems because the husband and wife couldn't discover the secrets of marital bliss. To keep a marriage alive and growing it must hold true to four qualities: love, communication, trust and loyalty, and perseverance....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 1298 words
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A Doll 's House Vs. Three Sisters - A Doll 's House Vs. Three Sisters When reading A Doll's House and Three Sisters there was a lot of comparisons that I noticed. The comparisons were not just between characters, but also the setting and the everyday life situation. Three Sisters was a very good book, and very interesting. When comparing A Doll's House and Three Sisters these are the major comparisons that I found, both Nora and the sisters want to go back to their home town, Irena lives to get up early and work while Nora had no choice, Nora learned everything from her father, and the sisters did not learn hardly anything fro their fathers....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Comparing Changes in The Metamorphosis and A Doll’s House - The Times are a Changing in The Metamorphosis and A Doll’s House Circumstance is a powerful thing; it causes evolution in characters far beyond what they would normally experience. In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis Kafka develops the attitude towards this situation through the use of his protagonist Gregor. In the character Gregor we see that an individual will cling to their ideals and fail to adapt to circumstance. Inversely we see Henrik Ibsen in A Doll’s House that Nora, normally shy, possessing many doll-like qualities can adapt to her situation and ultmately come out on top....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 989 words
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A Comparison of Irony in Crime and Punishment and A Doll's House - Use of Irony in Crime and Punishment and A Doll's House There are many links between Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and A Doll's House, by Henrik Isben. Each character goes through many ironic situations. Throughout both of the works dramatic, situational, and verbal irony are used. Dramatic irony is used throughout Crime and Punishment. The reader knows that Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov killed the pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, and her sister, Lizaveta Ivanovna. A quote to support this is, "He took the axe right out, swung it up in both hands, barely conscious of what he was doing, and almost without effort, almost effort, almost mechanically, brought the butt of it down...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Function of Different Settings in A Doll's House and Twelfth Night - The Function of Different Settings in A Doll's House and Twelfth Night The setting comparison and deliberation in this essay is between Henric Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". "A Doll's House" deals with the social life and duty, the woman's proper place and role within the family and the society. "Twelfth Night" is about illusion, deception, disguises, madness, and the extraordinary things that love will cause us to do and to see. The plot of the "Twelfth Night" takes place in Illyria, the unreal, fairy-land, the land of illusions and dreams....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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The Controversial Theme of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen - The Controversial Theme of A Doll's House      In his play, A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen depicts a female protagonist, Nora Helmer, who dares to defy her husband and forsake her "duty" as a wife and mother to seek out her individuality. A Doll's House challenges the patriarchal view held by most people at the time that a woman's place was in the home. Many women could relate to Nora's situation. Like Nora, they felt trapped by their husbands and their fathers; however, they believed that the rules of society prevented them from stepping out of the shadows of men....   [tags: Dolls House essays Feminism Society]
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Comparison of Stereotypes and Stereotyping in A Doll's House and The Breakfast Club - Stereotyping in A Doll's House and The Breakfast Club      When you see someone with expensive jewelry, driving a Lexus with tinted windows, rap music blaring from a mega stereo system, do you assume that he is a punk or drug dealer. This is an example of stereotyping. How are stereotypes assigned. Often they are created by society and are based on gender, race, religion, age, or social standing. Henrick Ibsen focused on the theme of stereotyping in his play A Doll's House.   In A Doll's House, Nora is seen as more an object than a person....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Essay on Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House - Importance of Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House       Female companions are very important to the development of the main characters in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle, in The Awakening, and Kristine Linde, in A Doll House, help Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer discover their inner selves.   Mademoiselle Reisz, Madame Ratignolle, and Kristine Linde all act as role models for the protagonists. Edna deeply admires Mademoiselle Reisz's piano playing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Realism in Uncle Vanya and A Doll's House - Realism in Uncle Vanya and A Doll's House        A play serves as the author's tool for critiquing society. One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs. These plays reflect controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day. As late nineteenth century playwrights point out the flaws of mankind they also provide an answer to the controversy. Unknowingly the hero or heroine solves the problem at the end of the play and indirectly sends a message to the audience on how to solve their own problem....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Failure of a Marriage Depicted in Ibsen's A Doll's House - A House in Ruins In Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House", the subject most important to the story is marriage. "Until death do us part" well, not always. Everywhere one looks, divorce is plaguing society. The treasured marriage vows have become nothing but a promise made to be broken. A Doll's House is a prime example of a relationship that didn't work. To keep a marriage alive and well it must hold onto certain qualities: love, communication, trust and loyalty. With these qualities, any marriage is bound to work....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen] 1358 words
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A Doll's House: Christine Linde as Dramatic Foil - In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Christine Linde surprises Nora Helmer with a visit to her house. The two women were childhood friends and have not seen each other in many years. As both characters' qualities unfold during the play, it is easy to see how Mrs. Linde's character traits underscore those of Nora's. Mrs. Linde's serious, responsible nature amplifies Nora's playful, childlike personality; Mrs. Linde's taking care of her sick mother and two young brothers emphasizes Nora's abandonment of her dying father; and finally Mrs....   [tags: European Literature] 614 words
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Comparing the Wife's Role in A Doll's House and Death of a Salesman - The Wife's Role in A Doll's House and Death of a Salesman         "A Doll's House" (1879) and "Death of a Salesman" (1949) are plays written by Henric Ibsen and Henry Miller respectively. And, although they were published in different centuries, and "A Doll's House" was written seventy years before than "Death of a Salesman" Nora's portrayal of the wife's role is much more modern, liberal and less chauvinist than Linda's. Nora and Linda's main differences are reflected in their way of acting towards their husbands, their children and them selves; how they each see life....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Individual Responsibility in Oedipus Rex and A Doll's House - Individual Responsibility in Oedipus Rex and A Doll's House   In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Ibsen's A Doll's House, the main characters - Nora and Oedipus, are both constructed to illustrate flaws in society.  Oedipus' psychological evolution sees him begin as an all-powerful, righteous king, who seemingly through no fault of his own murders his father and marries his mother.  His evolution ends with his self-blinding, an action which Sophocles' uses to establish the true freedom of the individual before divine authority.  In A Doll's House, the development of Nora Helmer leads her from believing that she is happily married to realizing that she is a mere possession for her husband's ente...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Use of Nature in Siddhartha and A Doll’s House - The Use of Nature in Siddhartha and A Doll’s House Herman Hesse and Henrik Ibsen make extensive references to and use of nature in their respective masterpieces, Siddhartha and A Doll’s House. This includes the use of nature as imagery, symbolism, and to create a motif. While the objects in nature do differ because of the location of the stories, there is also overlap. In Siddhartha Herman Hesse refers to two symbols of nature, birds and water, specifically the river. The first reference to a bird is when Siddhartha decides to leave the Buddha....   [tags: Herman Hesse Henrik Ibsen Essays] 1507 words
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Nora's Discovery of Self in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora's Discovery of Self in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House       Ibsen's play, "A Doll House," involves a woman who begins the play as a common housewife and through a series of joyous occurrences and catastrophes becomes a self-liberating woman.  Nora Helmer is transformed and decides to abandon her family and home in search of her true self.  She arrives at this point because of several factors.  Her refusal to submit to her husband and her self-realization is brought on by the way she has been taught to act by her husband and her father, and the contradicting demands the situations that she has had to deal with gave her.  Her true devotion to herself is discovered because of the false...   [tags: Dolls House essays Henrik Ibsen]
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Rebellion Against Society in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Rebellion Against Society in A Doll's House      An underlying theme in A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is the rebellion against social expectations to follow what one believes in their heart. This theme is demonstrated as several of the play's characters break away from the social norms of their time and act on their own beliefs. No one character demonstrates this better than Nora.  Nora rebels against social expectations, first by breaking the law, and later by taking the drastic step of abandoning her husband and children....   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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Nora's Symbolism in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora's Symbolism in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House       In every society power is the bringer of fortune and influence. In his play A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen portrays, through the character of Nora, the power women are gaining in patriarchal societies. Nora, who symbolizes all women, exercises her power throughout the entire play. She cleverly manipulates the men around her while, to them, she seems to be staying in her subordinate role. In all three acts of the play Nora controls many situations and yields the most power.  Act I, along with the introduction of Ibsen's tone and style, brought the introduction of power....   [tags: Dolls House essays Ibsen Nora Papers]
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Comparing the Portrayal of Women in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler - Portrayal of Women in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler        The extent to which Ibsen directly sympathized with feminists is still debated, but this is somewhat irrelevant when considering his portrayal of women. Ibsen had a deep understanding of the nature of women and a strong interest in the manner in which women were treated by society. This resulted in the creation of female protagonists such as Nora Helmer, in A Doll's House, and Hedda Gabler, in a work of the same name. The character traits of each woman are remarkably developed and the portrayal of marital relationships is equally convincing.  Ibsen's emphasis on the Victorian husband's attitude towards his wife provides tremend...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Illusion in The Cherry Orchard and A Doll's House - Dangers of Illusion in The Cherry Orchard and A Doll's House     In the plays, The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo, by Bertolt Brecht, the protagonists' beliefs are a combination of reality and illusion that shape the plot of the respective stories.  The ability of the characters to reject or accept an illusion, along with the foolish pride that motivated their decision, leads to their personal downfall.         In The Cherry Orchard Gayev and Miss Ranevsky, along with the majority of their family, refuse to believe that their estate is close to bankruptcy.  Instead of accepting the reality of their problem, they continue to live their lives...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparison Between the Characters of Antigone and A Doll’s House - A Comparison Between the Characters of Antigone and A Doll’s House     There have always been fundamental differences between the mentalities of the male and female sexes. At one time, women were considered as a possession of the father or husband. Women were denied participation in public life, they had restricted access to education, and they weren't legally allowed to own property. This oppression of women did not prevent them from fighting for, and obtaining, equal rights.  It seems that women followed the laws created by men as long as they didn't conflict with what women believed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Theme of Self-discovery in The Awakening and A Doll's House - The Theme of Self-discovery in The Awakening and A Doll House       In Chopin's The Awakening and Ibsen's A Doll House, the main characters each experience an awakening. Although they lead different lives, Nora Helmer and Edna Pontellier's respective awakenings are caused by similar factors. From the beginning, neither character fits the standard stereotype of women in the society in which they lived. Another factor that influences Nora and Edna's awakenings is their marital relationship. Neither Nora nor Edna are treated as an equal by their husband....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Marriage in A Doll House and A Streetcar Named Desire - A couple’s marriage along with their struggles and problems can tell us a lot about their individual morals and what type of people they are. How someone handles themselves when they are in a battle or argument with their spouse can show the reader the person they are, their strengths, weaknesses and even their outlook on life. In these plays we are shown Torvald Helmer and Stanley Kowalksi’s ways of controlling their wives, their strengths, weaknesses and outlooks on life, or morals just by their actions....   [tags: compare contrast essays] 962 words
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Transformation of Nora in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House - Transformation of Nora in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House During the time in which Henrik Isben's play, A Doll?s House, took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves. Women were supposed to play a role in which they supported their husbands, took care of their children, and made sure everything was perfect around the house. Nora is portrayed as a doll throughout the play until she realizes the truth about the world she lives in, and cuts herself free. Nora Helmer was a delicate character that had been pampered all of her life, by her father, and by Torvald....   [tags: Henrik Isben Dolls House Essays]
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freedol Nora's Freedom in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Nora's Freedom in A Doll's House        Perhaps we have all felt the urge to "escape" to some tropical paradise. However, as individuals we have responsibilities and obligations to school, friends and family. These responsibilities and obligations usually keep us from "escaping". It is difficult to balance our personal need for freedom with our responsibility to others.  In Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, the character of Nora Helmer had suffered greatly to achieve her personal freedom....   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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Free Essays on A Doll's House: Money Matters - A Doll's House Essay: Money Matters Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 to a wealthy family, however, when he was just eight years old his family went bankrupt, and they lost their status in society. Ibsen knew how the issue of money could destroy a person’s reputation in no time at all. Perhaps that is how he makes the characters in his play, A Doll's House , so believable. Nora and Mrs. Linde, the two main female characters in the play, have had the issues of money and forgery ruin their lives. Nora forged her dead father’s signature to get a loan....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 655 words
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Mrs. Linde as a Foil for Nora in in Ibsen's A Doll's House - Mrs. Linde as a Foil for Nora in A Doll's House Random House Webster's dictionary defines a foil as "a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast."  This essay will focus on the use of the foil to contrast another character. The characters of Nora and Mrs. Linde provide an excellent example of this literary device. Mrs. Linde's aged, experienced personality is the perfect foil for Nora's childish nature. Mrs. Linde's hard life is used to contrast the frivolity and sheltered aspects of Nora's life....   [tags: Dolls House essays]
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Comparing the Truth in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler - Truth Exposed in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler        "No other dramatist had ever meant so much to the women of the stage," claimed Elizabeth Robins, the actress who performed the title role in the English-language premier of Hedda Gabler in London in 1891 (Farfan 60). Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian dramatist and poet whose works are notorious for their unveiling of the truths that society preferred to keep hidden. Ibsen was sensitive to women's issues and through his works, he advocated for women's rights, a controversial issue for a male writer in the 19th century....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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A Comparison of the Villains of A Doll's House and Madame Bovary - Similarities in the Villains of A Doll's House and Madame Bovary Bibliography w/2 sources   Krogstad and Lheureux are two literary villains created by Henrik Ibsen and Gustave Flaubert respectively. Between them, they share many similarities. They both are exploiting the main character of the novels they are in. They both want something, which was at least at one point money. They both seem cold and heartless, remorseless, though nice at one point in time. When are also alike in that when they want something, they will resort to vicious means of acquiring it....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1248 words
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Role Playing and Control in A Doll’s House - This essay will explore the issue of roles, or game playing, in A Doll’s House. This concept is one key to approaching the play, and particularly Nora's role. Let me further make the observation that one crucial factor in the roles Nora plays is that she needs to be in control, to take the lead role, as it were, using other people either as supporting actors or audience and that she writes her own script. This notion helps me to deal with a question which frequently arises here: How can one woman make so many unexpected transitions....   [tags: Dolls House essays] 1872 words
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Character Development of Nora from A Doll's House - Character Development of Nora from A Doll's House Ibsen's character development of Nora is represented by animal imagery. From the beginning of the play, we notice Ibsen's use of animals to describe Nora. In the opening lines, Torvald says, "Is that my little lark twittering out there?" (Wilke 1139). Webster's defines "lark" as a songbird and to play or frolic (Guralnik 340). The reader automatically gets an image of Nora as a carefree, happy person. In the following paragraphs, I will show how animal names are used to paint a portrait of the character of "Nora the Lark." Ibsen has Torvald call his wife "his little lark" or "sulking squirrel" (Wilke 1139) among other animal names througho...   [tags: Papers] 874 words
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Helmer and Nora's Relationship in Ibsen's Doll's House - Helmer and Nora's Relationship in Ibsen's Doll's House Ibsens use of language helps us see the characters nature and to find out their personality and structure of the characters relationships. Each character has their own unique use of language. This helps us to see the difference between the characters and their relationships. As we read through the play A Dolls House this becomes clear when we learn about Nora and Torvalds relationship and how it changes throughout the play....   [tags: Papers] 617 words
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A Dolls House: Nora - AN ANALYSIS OF NORA, THE MEN IN HER LIFE, AND HER NAVIGATATION TO INDEPENDENCE The play, A Doll House, written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, is considered a  landmark in drama for its portrayal of realistic people, places, and situations. Ibsen  confines his story to the middle class. He writes of a society that is limited not only by its means of livelihood but also its outlook. Ibsen portrays his characters   as preoccupied with work and money, showing a reduction of values in and that lack of quality persons with morals. Ibsen takes this realistic story and invests it with  universal significance. Wrapped up in the technique of this well constructed  play, Ibsen is masterful in his prese...   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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