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Nora Eventually Learns

- Everyone faces guiltiness at some point of time in their life. They may have cheated on a test, broke their sibling’s iPod, or even told a massive lie and hid it from their husband for years. In this case, that would refer to Nora Hemler in the play, A Doll’s House. Nora takes a major role in this play. She has hidden the fact that she forged her father’s signature from her husband Torvald and has a large amount of debt to pay back to a man named Krogstad. She constantly has to face one problem after another throughout the play....   [tags: character analysis, A Doll's House, Ibsen]

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Transformation and Self-Realization in the Play A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen

- ... Torvald also downplays her asking, “What are little people called that are always wasting money?” She replies “Spendthrifts- I know” (Ibsen, 795). His belief is that a man’s role is to protect and guide his wife, but he acts like Nora’s second father by giving her money and attempting to instruct her on how to behave. The setting is around Christmas time, and Nora buys a Christmas tree to put in the center of the living room. The Christmas tree is a very important symbol of this play. A Christmas tree is a festive object meant for decorative purposes; this symbolizes Nora’s position in her home as a plaything that is also pleasing to look at....   [tags: christmas, society, reputation]

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The Theme of Feminism in Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House"

- This paper will analyze the theme of the dependent women in this play. In order to do this I will discuss the following subject area. These subject areas are: female passivity; her economic and social dependence, and her dependence through her children. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen argues that a dependent woman will be passive and unwilling to speak her mind. She will not try to understand the abstract reality of life, unless it contain to her lifestyle at home. Instead she will let the title of her marriage suppress her....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Strength and Courage of Women Exposed in A Doll’s House and Antigone

- Have you ever wondered what women were like before the liberation movement of the 1970s. In the plays Antigone, by Sophocles, and A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, women are represented as weak, underlings to men. However, both protagonists in the play, Antigone and Nora, show their strength and courage when they go against society. Antigone shows how strong she is when she goes against the King’s decree and buries her brother who is a traitor. Nora, to save her husband’s life, takes out a loan which wasn’t allowed for a woman to do in the 1800s....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]

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Women´s Role in Ibsen´s A Doll´s House

- The world is filled with strong, independent women who struggle everyday for equality. Unfortunately, even today, many countries still view women as second class citizens. Women, and their lives, play a major part in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House where men dominate in society. Nora and Mrs. Linde are two women who struggle in their lives as they sacrifice themselves for the pleasure of others. In the beginning of the play, Henrik Ibsen presents to us a view of women in the 19th century. Long before women had a right to vote, or even own property, they were subservient to their husbands or fathers....   [tags: women, Henrik Ibsen, independence, equality]

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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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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]

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The Theme of Failure in Ibsen's A Doll's House, In Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston, and the Novel True Notebooks

- Failure is one aspect of life that no one can avoid. The terror that comes from failure is that it has the power to break someone down to where they feel they can not get up and overcome the situation. Failing at a situation seems to make all hard work vanish in an instant, as if all the time and effort that was put forth into succeeding was never even there. Although failure can hurt and cause anxiety and even depression, it also allows a person to discover that even though they have been crushed they can still conquer it and succeed in the end....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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A Character Comparison: Nora Vs. Antigone

- A Character Comparison: Nora Vs. Antigone In the novels A Doll's House and Antigone, Ibsen and Sophocles respectively create two lead female characters, Nora and Antigone, who confront society's expectations of women in fundamentally different ways. Nora goes against the grain of middle class society by first forging her father's signature and then deceiving her husband, Torvald, throughout their marriage; Antigone, on the other hand, openly challenges and defies the rule of men, including her uncle and King of Thebes, Creon....   [tags: Doll's House Antigone Sophocles]

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William Shakespeare vs Henrik Ibsen

- English Final Paper William Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen are two great authors of their time and are still read by many today. William Shakespeare wrote many plays; one that is more well known is Hamlet. Henrik Ibsen is a not so well known author but wrote a great rival play named A Doll’s House. These two plays were extraordinary for their time and there has been much controversy and debates on which play made the greatest impact to culture and society. These two plays, written in very different time periods, show alternative views on society and how it should be....   [tags: Hamlet, Doll's House]

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Henrik Ibsen: Focusing on the Right’s of Women

- A man, intoxicated and impoverished, lay on the dirty streets of patriarchal Norway and as the jeering citizens sauntered by, they could have never guessed that this man, Henrik Ibsen, would be the Prometheus of women’s rights and the creator of the modern play. Having been born in 1828, Ibsen lived through various examples of the subjection of women within the law, such as Great Britain allowing men to lock up and beat their wives “in moderation” (Bray 33). Therefore, Ibsen was known for his realistic style of writing within both poetry and plays, which usually dealt with everyday situations and people (31)....   [tags: henrik ibsen, doll's house, women's rights]

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Comparing Edna of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Nora of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Comparing Edna of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Nora of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House Kate Chopin's work, The Awakening, and Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, were written at a time when men dominated women in every aspect of life.  Edna Pontellier, the protagonist in The Awakening, and Nora, the protagonist in A Doll's House, are trapped in a world dominated by men.  The assumed superiority of their husbands traps them in their households.  Edna and Nora share many similarities, yet differ from each other in many ways.  Two main similarities of Edna and Nora are that they both have an awakening and are like caged birds without freedom; one main difference is that Edna liv...   [tags: Ibsen Chopin Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comparing Men's Assumptions in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Men's Assumptions in Trifles and A Doll House There are many similarities in the relationships between men and women in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. The conflict in each play is the result of incorrect assumptions made by the males of a male-dominated society. The men believe that women focus on trivial matters and are incapable of intelligent thinking, while the women quietly prove the men's assumptions wrong. In the plays Trifles and A Doll House men believe women only focus on trivial matters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Comparison of Willy Loman of Death of a Salesman and and Torvald Helmer of A Doll's House

- The Characters of Willy Loman from Death of A Salesman and Torvald Helmer of A Doll's House In the stories "Death of A Salesman," and "A Doll's House," there are many similarities. I went on to pick one character from each story whom's similarity interested me the most. The characters I picked were Willy Loman from "Death of A Salesman," and Torvald Helmer of "A Doll's House." I picked these characters because of their motivation to make it to become successful. Willy Loman, a sixty-year-old traveling salesman, is having trouble lately because he can't seem to keep his mind on the present....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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An Examination of Wealth as a Determinant of Freedom in a Doll's House and the Cherry Orchard

- An examination of wealth as a determinant of freedom in A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard From the early establishment of societies and economies, wealth has been seen as a symbol for freedom due to the numerous possibilities it presents. A Doll's House and The Cherry Orchard both present characters ensnared by their lack of wealth. Consequently, a casual observer will assume that financial difficulty is the major obstacle plaguing those in the plays. Delving further, it is apparent that the lack of psychological freedom is the prevailing dilemma, as can be seen when financial difficulties are overcome and the caged atmosphere remains....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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A Comparison of Gender-Roles in A Doll's House and A Streetcar named Desire

- Gender-Roles in A Doll's House and A Streetcar named Desire    The roles of males and females in our society are subjects that entail great criticism, and have been under scrutiny for as long as a `society' has existed. In analyzing A Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen and A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the effects that gender-roles have on relationships is an evident aspect in both of the plays. The choice of words used by the authors strongly underscores the themes of supremacy, selfishness, inequality, and unmistakably, the roles of men and women in society....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Theme of the Individual vs Society in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler

- Individual vs Society in A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler       George Brandes once insisted that the only way literature could be made into a vital and living piece of art would be by "subjecting problems to debate" Indeed, it was the `problem' at the heart of Henrik Ibsen's plays that caused most of the controversy that surrounded them. Whereas other theatrical productions of Ibsen's time adhered to a standard plot and set of characters, Ibsen chose to break free of conventions by introducing topical issues into his drama, challenging contemporary assumptions about the role of women, the institution of marriage and the state of society....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism - A Comparison of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara

- Symbolism of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara   The use of nicknames in literature is an important tool in which the author can provide insight into the attitudes of the characters toward each other and to provide illumination as to the nature of specific characters. Two such pieces of literature in which these attitudes and illumination can be evidenced are A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw. The attitudes of the characters in A Doll's House, more specifically Torvald Helmer and the maid Anne-Marie, toward Nora can be evidenced with the names by which she is referred....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Escape Theme in Raise the Red Lantern, Handmaid's Tale, and Doll's House

- Raise the Red Lantern, The Handmaid's Tale, A Doll's House: Freedom Through Escape Women have suffered as the result of harassment and discrimination for centuries. Today, women are able to directly confront their persecutors through the news media as well as the legal system. Three important literary works illustrate that it has not always been possible for women to strike back. In Raise the Red Lantern, The Handmaid's Tale, and A Doll's House, the main female characters find ways to escape their situations rather than directly confronting the problem....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Courage and Cowardice in A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler

- Courage and Cowardice in A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler All successful drama consists of conflict, whether between or within characters. Henrik Ibsen's work, A Doll's House is no exception.  Ibsen's play studies Nora's early courage and her confirmation of that courage at the end of the play. Nora's strength of character in forging her father's signature on a loan, and the repercussions of that act, provide much of the driving force for the drama. But Nora's great choice remains until the last act....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Treatment of Women in Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts

- Women as Victims in Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts      In Ibsen's plays - Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts - the female protagonists of Hedda Gabler, Nora and Mrs. Alving demonstrate how social expectations and restrictions of women impacts the life every woman on a very personal level.    Conservative social and religious leaders imposed women's restricted social roles.  Women had to be married; there was not another socially acceptable option.  After marriage they had to stay with their families and fulfill their social and moral duty regardless of their personal feelings or how their husbands treated them.  Ibsen presents his characters Hedda, Nora and Helene as...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Leaps and Bounds towards Feminism

- “There are two kinds of spiritual law, two kinds of conscience, one in man and another, altogether different, in women. They do not understand each other; but in practical life the women is judged by man’s law, as though she were not a woman but a man.” Those words were said by the great Henrik Ibsen himself. Henrik Ibsen was born on March twentieth eighteen twenty eight in Skien, Norway. He grew up in poverty following the demise of his father’s business. He was exiled to Italy, and then moved on to Germany....   [tags: victorian age, henrik ibsen, doll's house]

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Tragic Heroes in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Tragic Heroes in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House Dramatists such as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called tragedies. They were as follows: the play revolved around a great man such as a king or war hero, who possessed a tragic flaw. This flaw or discrepancy would eventually become his downfall. These types of plays are still written today, for example, Arthur Millers "Death of Salesman" and Henrik Ibsens "A Dolls House." "Death of Salesman" shows the downfall of the modern tragic hero, Willy Loman, a middle class working man....   [tags: Ibsen Miller Tragic Hero Essays Papers]

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Essay Comparing Louise of Story of an Hour and Nora of A Doll's House

- Comparing Louise of The Story of an Hour and Nora of A Doll's House   In Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," the main character is a woman who has been controlled and conformed to the norms of society. Louise Mallard has apparently given her entire life to assuring her husband's happiness while forfeiting her own. This truth is also apparent in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. In this story, Nora Helmer has also given her life to a man who has very little concern for her feelings or beliefs....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Shakespeare' Julius Caesar, Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Tragedy's Problem From Shakespeare' Julius Caesar to Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House, problem plays have taken form in character, plot, and even setting.  It is not necessary for a problem play to be considered a problem play just because it was not written in the time period of when problem plays were formed.  Arthur Miller disproves this theory and successfully wrote a problem play in the modern time period; his play was Death of a Salesman.   The timely struggles that characters such as Willy Loman face, eventually lead to a major personal problem that, in this case, leads to death.  Problem plays deal directly with social and professional issues.  Death of a Salesman is a prime example o...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Relationships in Literature

- Whatever happened to the perfect husband with the perfect wife and children. Well lets just say that reality set in. Not every relationship is the same or is how it seems. After reading A Doll’s House, Thing’s Fall Apart, and The Help, it became noticeable that relationships turn out different by how just one single person in the relationship acts. In A Doll’s House Helmer doesn't always treat Nora his wife how he should, and in turn she does not feel like he truly loves her so nothing turns out well....   [tags: A Doll's House, Things Fall Apart, The Help]

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The Victorian Life

- Women’s roles in the home in 19th century Europe are the same as to the roles that were seen in the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Nora represents the roles that women had in the home and the rights that they had in the 19th century. There are not a lot of rights for women, and they have roles at home that they are to follow; like taking care of the kids or making sure the husband is also taken care of. Women are not seen to be equal to men. Nora stays at home and has a nurse that will take care of her kids....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Women Roles]

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The Problem of Social Unawareness

- The Problem of Social Unawareness While the plays Walsh by Sharon Pollock and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen take place in apparently opposite social settings – the former in the sometimes wild and savage environs of a frontier trading post of early Canada, and the latter in the “refined” world of European bourgeois respectability of the late 1800’s – they both act as problem plays when they illustrate aspects of the problem of acquiring individual human understanding. Although both plays shape this theme through many examples of characters who have obvious flaws in their human understanding, the plays also offer examples of characters who have generally successful social...   [tags: A Doll's House Walsh Plays Essays]

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Women's Role in Society Analyzed and Debated in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- ... To begin this analysis, I would like to start with the synopsis of the play working through the show by acts. I will tell the plot in my own words with the help of the book, A Doll’s House: and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen. The first act of the play A Doll’s House begins on Christmas Eve in Norway inside the house of the Helmer’s. We immediately see Nora entering the house with her hands full of packages she has purchased while out shopping for her three children. Very soon after Nora arrives we meet Torvald, her husband enter the room from his study....   [tags: victorian, husband, money]

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The Effects of the Female Characters' Departure in both A Doll’s House and Like Water for Chocolate

- In both A Doll’s House and Like Water for Chocolate Henrik Ibsen and Laura Esquival respectively, each make one of their women characters leave not only their houses but even their lifestyles and cultures. Nora in A Doll’s House leaves her home in search of her true inner self. While Gertrudis in Like Water for Chocolate leaves her house in her own endeavor to escape Mama Elena’s repression. Bothe Ibsen and Esquival make use of a variety of literary devices and styles in order to show to the readers/audience the effect the departure of Nora and Gertrudis has on not only the other characters in the work but also the entire work itself....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Compare/Contrast, English Lit]

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Relationship Analysis in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House and the TV Program "The Sopranos"

- And here Pygmalion, old sculptor of heathen times now passed, flames of frosted fires that cast the black light upon the shadows of a starless night. For in his scalding pit where once was heart, burns the curded kindling of perverse pleasures and impious passions. He toils at his foul forge, and there in the blistering bowels of Earth's volcanic throats, in the snarling jaws of his flaming furnace, there stands the lustful sculptor Pygmalion's greatest labour: there stands a woman. Though a sculpture, she effortlessly bleeds sensuality in every carved tendon, the polished pinnacle of a chiseled beauty....   [tags: Power, Marriage, Inequality]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik IbsenIs: Nora Helmer Really Her Own Person?

- ... Because of her lack of knowhow she would most likely be fired within a few weeks. Although Nora has had some opportunities to go out and look for work or be a low-ranking employee at the bank that her husband works at, she has only had some opportunities because she is a woman. And a woman during that day and age was very limited when it came to things she could do outside of the home. These gender restrictions along with the idea that women were only supposed to have children, take care of the children, and play supportive roles to their husbands only further Nora’s entrapment by the mentality of the society of that time....   [tags: job, financial freedom, intelligent]

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How do both The Stranger by Albert Camus and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen explore free will?

- From the very first line of Albert Camus’ The Stranger, “Maman died today,” (Camus 3) the quirky character of Meursault is shown to be different. The same holds true with Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, concerning Nora, a mother who abandons her family in order to pursue her own happiness. Both characters, while set in opposing societies, exhibit similar characteristics: a courageous, if not reckless, pursuit of happiness, be it physical in the case of Meursault or mental for Nora, and the relentless disregard of social standards and norms in the chase for free will....   [tags: Literature]

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No Love Lost

- For a play about marriage A Doll’s House does not have much love in it. All of the characters claim to love each other, but are really concealing other emotions. The expectations of society have forced them into love that they do not feel. This false love is what causes them to fall apart in the end. The play is riddled with marriages that are born out of convenience or expectation rather than love. Every character only loves in ways that they are expected to, and only continue to love for convenience’s sake....   [tags: Literary Analysis, A Doll’s House ]

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The Concincing Character Develpoment in Nora Helmer of A Doll’s House and Laura Wingfield of The Glass Menagerie

- ... But the development is quite convincing since Laura, like any other girl, shy or not, was hoping for love to come to her. Williams uses direct presentation to characterize Laura. Tom says that Laura is “very different from other girls” and that “she’s terribly shy and lives in a world of her own . . . a world of little glass ornaments” (Williams 47). It isn’t like a guessing game with Laura. She is just like how she appears, and very similar to her fragile glass menagerie. Unlike Laura, Nora is developed as a very round character through the use of indirect presentation....   [tags: shy, marriage, round]

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Nora’s Relationship with Torvald

- Nora’s Relationship with Torvald The drastic change in Nora’s relationship with Torvald that occurs during the course of the play is made quite evident by what she says and the way she delivers her speech. At the beginning of the play Nora seems completely happy with her doll-like relationship with Torvald. She responds affectionately to Torvald’s teasing and plays along with him – “if you only knew what expenses we skylarks and squirrels have, Torvald”. She is quite happy to be Torvald’s “little featherbrain”....   [tags: A Doll's House Relationships Essays]

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The Use Of Crime As A Device In Crime And Punishment And A Doll’s House

- Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House have one main thing in common: crime. In A Doll’s House Ibsen highlights the injustice of the law, and the restrictions it puts upon individuals in society, while Dostoevsky uses it to show freedom through law and the need for individuals to abide by it. Both the novel and the play introduce crime to the plot at the very beginning of the work. In A Doll’s House Mrs. Linde enters and Nora tells her about “it” but immediately says that “Torvald mustn’t hear” (Perrine 876)....   [tags: Ibsen Dostoevsky Compare]

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Comparing Social Criticism in A Doll’s House and To Kill a Mockingbird

- Social Criticism in A Doll’s House and To Kill a Mockingbird   In A Doll’s House, Ibsen criticizes society and the ways of life in that time. Ibsen shows this in Torvold’s overwhelming power and control over Nora. This is also seen in the way that Women are weakened by society. Lastly it is shown in the way that Torvold tries to maintain a good reputation to the public. Ibsen critics many different aspects of society from the way that the male figure is so dominant in marriage, next how the woman does not have much of a role in society, and finally how reputation is more important than morals....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Feminist Literary Stance, Roles of Women in Henrik Ibsen’s Play A Doll’s House and George Eliot’s Novel Middlemarch

- A feminist literary stance, roles of women in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House & George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and George Eliot’s Middlemarch are based on events from their personal experiences. The events that lead Ibsen to feel the need to write A Doll’s House makes his approach on the feminist stance a bit more unusual from other writers. Ibsen shows his realist style through modern views and tones that are acted out by the characters in this infamous story....   [tags: critical analysis, literary criticism]

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Gender Roles in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House, Gail Godwin´s A Sorrowful Women and Andrea Potos´ Depending on the Light

- In Henrik Ibsen’s short story A Doll’s House, Gail Godwin’s “A Sorrowful Women”, and Andrea Potos’ “Depending on the Light”, the characters reactions revel the author’s attitudes challenging the traditional roles of men and women. The authors used different attitudes and mediums, but each challenges the traditional roles of men and women. Andrea Potos’ poem, “Depending on the Light”, emits a nostalgic tone that is evident throughout. As the narrator puts on lipstick, she sees her “mother again carefully coloring inside the lines.” The flashback depicts the narrators mother putting “on her face” in anticipation of her father’s homecoming....   [tags: attitude, tradition, roles, women, men, tone]

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The paradox of confinement and freedom in A Doll?s House and Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.

- In the texts, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Nora Helmer and Tita (Josefita) are subject to the paradox of confinement and freedom. Tita is restricted to the ranch and kitchen, and Nora to the house. Concurrently, in the seclusion of the kitchen, Tita is liberated from Mama Elena’s control, has freedom of self-expression through cooking, and can openly express her feelings. Josefita is a skilled cook with mystical abilities, and also has some freedom and control in the household....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysing Nora’s Comment to Mrs. Linde

- Analysing Nora’s Comment to Mrs. Linde Nora’s comment to Mrs. Linde that Torvald doesn’t like to see sewing in his home indicates that Torvald likes the idea and the appearance of a beautiful, carefree wife who does not have to work but rather serves as a showpiece. As Nora explains to Mrs. Linde, Torvald likes his home to seem “happy and welcoming.” Mrs. Linde’s response that Nora too is skilled at making a home look happy because she is “her father’s daughter” suggests that Nora’s father regarded her in a way similar to Torvald—as a means to giving a home its proper appearance....   [tags: A Doll's House Marriage Henrik Ibsen Essays]

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Gender Stereotypes

- Since the beginning of time, gender has played a big role in how one acts and how one is looked upon in society. From a young age children are taught to be either feminine or masculine. Why is it that gender plays a big role in the characteristics that one beholds. For centuries in many countries it has been installed in individual’s heads that they have to live by certain stereotypes. Women have been taught to be feeble to men and depend on them for social and economical happiness. While men have been taught to be mucho characters that have take care of their homes and be the superior individual to a woman....   [tags: Gender roles, Ibsen, Doll's House, Feminism]

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To Be a Doll

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

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Woman as Objects in The Youngest Doll

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

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Barbie Doll Fantasy Exposed in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

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

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The Meanest Doll In The World By Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin

- Exposition: Annabelle Doll is no ordinary doll, when she was being manufactured; she and a few other dolls took the doll oath which said that dolls were allowed to be alive. If a doll who had taken the oath accidentally been seen by humans, the first time they would be in TDS or Temporary Doll State; the second time they would be put in PDS or Permanent Doll State. If a doll were to be seen moving by a human and they purposely were seen they would be put into PDS. Annabelle Doll was an old style, Victorian doll made of china, she was passed down three generations, but when the third generations family needed another dollhouse play set for their youngest daughter they bought a plastic one....   [tags: Summary Meanest Doll]

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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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The House of Bernarda Alba

- “May God strike you dead, you two-faced scorpion. You thorn in my flesh” , “You are out of your mind. I won’t allow it. I forbid you!’ “The House of Bernarda Alba” is a play written at the brink of the 1930s Spanish civil war by Fredrico Garcia Lorca. “A Doll’s House”, is a play written by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen in the late 1800s. Both plays portray domination as a contributory of love, predominantly by the heads of households of the respected plays. In both plays “A Doll’s House” and “The House of Bernarda Alba”, domination and love have been key elements in the development of the plays....   [tags: Theatre]

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A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen

- Marriage is a forever commitment between two individual. At least that's what marriage is meant to be. In henrik ibsen play 'A doll house' he puts an twist on the 'happily ever after' reality of marriage. Henrik Isben was born on march 20, 1828 in Skein Norway. With the appearance of 'A doll house' Ibsen fame spread beyond Scandinavian to the rest of Europe and the world. (Mass,Wilson pg.115) Ibsen wrote a dolls house in the late eighteenth century originally in Norwegian while ibsen was in rome and amalfi Italy....   [tags: play analysis]

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Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House

- Nora and Christina Switch Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House questions the gender roles of women in society through its characters, namely Nora Helmer and Christina Linden, before and after marriage. What are gender roles exactly. Gender roles are the combination is specific gender stereotypes that consist of the perceptions of the society of what an ideal male/female should act like (Lindsey and Christy). This paper aims to question whether the gender roles of Nora Helmer and Christina Linden of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House are switched or not....   [tags: gender roles, women, society, analysis]

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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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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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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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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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Why I Keep Playing House

- My favorite game to play as a little girl was “House”. I remember at pre-school, kindergarten, or summer camp, that I was the first child to put on an apron and begin “cooking dinner” and refused to stop even after all the other children lost interest. I never restricted myself to one role. I was the loving mother, or the adventurous teenager, or even the annoying puppy that wouldn’t stop barking. Playing house allowed me to imagine a new world and be whoever I wanted to be. I was addicted to it....   [tags: acting, discover, productions, character]

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Miss Brill and The Dolls House

- "Symbols are essential to the short story writer because they convey so much in so short a space." Discuss with reference to two short stories studied. Katherine Mansfield's short stories Miss Brill and The Dolls House are extremely good examples of how a writer can use symbolism to bring about an understanding of character, setting and themes, whilst communicating all these ideas in a concise short story. Miss Brill demonstrates how symbolism is used to portray a character's feelings, and the reactions of that character to a series of events expressed through an omniscient third person narrator that delves into Miss Brill's innermost thoughts....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]

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A Look at Women's Rights in A Dolls House by Ibsen

- Women of the 19th century were trapped in their societal roles. There was no way out. Rights were unattainable: no matter how many rights movements occurred, such as the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights. A women’s place in society was determined by their husband’s status; there was little to no way to obtain a job, a women could not even decide for herself whether or not she wanted to be married or have a child. The male role in the woman’s life took over all decisions and property. Women were seen as the property of men, like their dolls....   [tags: feminist movement, suffrage, stereotypes]

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Siddhartha Vs. A Dolls House

- Though Siddhartha and “A Doll’s House’ share a completely different storyline, they are very much similar because of the development of the main characters throughout the two stories. Nora, from the play “A Doll’s House,” changes her image after recognizing what kind of life she was living. Siddhartha, from the book Siddhartha, becomes aware that life cannot be taught, and that it had to be experienced first-hand. Both of the main characters seemed to have suddenly awakened from what I consider “enslavement of the mind.” I believe this because they are not free to think about things without the influence of their surrounding society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tess And A Dolls House

- All literature has the quality of universality, which means the piece of literature has both truth and meaning that goes further than the time and place that the literature was written. This quality is present in both Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy and A Doll's House by Henric Isben. Hardy's novel is based on two people's love and how they find it hard to be with each other. Isben's novel is similar in that it tells of two people's love. The story shows how you think your in love but your really not....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theme Of A Dolls House

- Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll's House is definitely a unique story written by a very intelligent, complicated writer. I believe he intentionally wrote the play in a manner which would lead every reader to draw his own conclusions. He forces us to find our own interpretation of the play in context with our personal lives and experiences with the opposite sex. The theme may be interpreted by many as a study of the moral laws that men and women are required to follow by nature. I believe it is primarily based on the gender stereotypes that determine the role of women in society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roosevelt: State Parks and The Preservation of Wildlife

- Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York City. His mother was Martha "Mittie" Buloch, who was a Southern Belle. She was rumored to have been a prototype for the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O' Hara1. His father was Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. who was of Dutch heritage. His family owned a successful plate-glass import business. Roosevelt, Jr. was homeschooled as a child due to illnesses and asthma. This gave him more time to pursue his passion with animal life. He had two other siblings....   [tags: american presidents, white house]

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Plot and sub plot of A Dolls House

- Plot and sub plot of A Dolls House A Dolls House is set in Norway 1879 and is a story of a woman Nora who sees herself as always being treated as a doll in the dolls house. The play shows her deceiving her husband and borrows money without his consent. At this time the play cause much shock and people responded strongly to it. In Act one Nora is returning from Christmas shopping there is then a short scene between her and her husband Torvald. We then immediately get the impression of the sort of relationship they have....   [tags: English Literature]

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There Are Jews in My House

- There Are Jews in My House Lara Vapnyar, in There Are Jews in My House, ingeniously shows her wisdom about life by exploring humanity and human frailty. Remarkably adept at portraying characters, Vapnyar, a recent Russian immigrant herself, vividly depicts the struggles and adventures, dilemmas and unexpected turns in small people's world, with delicate humor and incredible emotional honesty. It is her deft and vivid portraits of different main characters in each of the six stories that successfully develop her main theme: human beings should always stay on their way of pursuing spiritual sustenance, regardless of the adversity they face....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Lara Vapnyar]

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A Doctor In The House

- A Doctor in the House Henrik Ibsen's character, Dr. Rank, in "A Doll's House" is an important component of the play, though he is not a lead character. Rank enhances the story in his own right as a character, but mainly serves a greater purpose as an accentuation of Nora'a character. Nora's relationship with Rank is equal, and perhaps it implants in Nora's mind the idea that relationships should be equal. Their relationship brings up questions about social correctness and even the values necessary in a marriage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Dolls House: Nora Perceived By Other Characters

- A Doll's House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Doll's House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nora to leave her family. Many people had found it difficult to understand how Nora could dessert her husband and children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Societal Pressures in Boys and Girls, Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Barbie Doll

- The societal pressures faced by women is, arguably, the main topic of Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll.” “Boys and Girls” deals with those societal pressures faced by women within both the home and family life. Alternatively, “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and “Barbie Doll” deal with those societal pressures faced by women in society at large....   [tags: Alice Munro, Mary Wollstonecraft, Marge Piercy]

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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]

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The Impact of Marriage in "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel and "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico Garcia Lorca

- Marriage is an important theme in the plays, ‘A Doll’s House’ written by Henrik Ibsen, and ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ written by Federico Garcia Lorca. Though the concept of marriage is two people living together through love and companionship, it revolves around the duties and principals put up by the society. Both of these books share anachronistic views of marriage where marriage is not an emotional attachment between two entities but a social engagement between two entities of similar wealth and power....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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The Television Episode Barbie Life in the Dream House

- Unlike Disney movies, Barbie goes beyond a movie or a little girl’s book series. Barbie has her own television series, movies series, kids’ books and any other possible merchandise item with Barbie’s face on it. Just as the popularity of Barbie merchandise among girls, Barbie strongly influence little girl’s life. However, Barbie is not a princess rather she is a doll with an adult body living on modern America. She doesn’t live on a faraway land and doesn’t have a happy ever after. She shops, eats, has parties and her friends are American girls not a crazy mouse or any other talking animal....   [tags: barbie, little girls, cinderella]

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Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy and David Talamentez on the Last Day of Second Grade by Rosemary Catacalos

- “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy and “ David Talamentez on the Last Day of Second Grade” by Rosemary Catacalos are two poems that show a unique view into society and the roles society expects people to fill. Sometimes those expectations can lead people to take drastic measures or even cause defiance in some people. The irony of this is that it seems the more we push people to be what society wants the more it drives them to be what they don’t want. In “David Talamentez…” (lines 57-59) “over by cars....   [tags: poem analysis]

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A Dolls House

- Nora has lived the life she thought made her happy never realizing the role she played not as a wife but as a doll. Throughout Nora’s entire life she has always played the role of the doll first with her dad then onto Torvald. Nora has noticed the way people treat her but never acknowledged it, “You’re just like everyone else. Nobody thinks I’m capable of doing anything really serious” (I.16.26-27). Nora is not a doll but she is a person who thinks for her own. She does not realize this until her miracle she believes will happen does not occur....   [tags: personal narrative]

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- House, despite having a sexist main character and hardly and characters who are women, is my very favorite television show. When I watch (which, by the way, is every week; religiously), I do so because of the intensity and intrigue of the program. The various medical cases that the show involves keep me on my toes and excited for what is about to happen next. It wasn't until this week, however, that I noticed just how many inequalities and separations there are between men and women in the show....   [tags: Television Broadcast Comedy Analysis House]

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