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A Doll 's House And Hills Like White Elephants

- As women, there has always been an issue with equality between themselves and men. Even though there has been a significant amount of progress in the United States throughout the years, there are women that still suffer with equal rights around the world. In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, there are many aspects throughout them that relate to each other in numerous ways. The main theme between them is the way woman are treated and how they appear to be less equal of the men in their lives....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Nicholas D. Kristof]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- I. #1 A Doll’s House: Life as a Doll Imagine having every part of your life controlled by another person. You do everything they say, follow all their rules, and have little to no say in what you do in your life. Nora Helmer from A Doll’s House lived this lifestyle for many years until she left her husband. A Doll’s House is a play written by Henrik Ibsen that describes the life of Nora and her husband Torvald Helmer. The two live what it appears happily together until it is revealed that Nora has falsified documents to take out a loan to save her husband’s life and it may cost Torvald his reputation....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Love]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- "A Doll 's House" is classified under the "second phase" of Henrik Ibsen 's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In contrast to many dramas of Scandinavia in that time which depicted the role of women as the comforter, helper, and supporter of man, "A Doll 's House" introduced woman as having her own purposes and goals....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Woman]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen In the play, A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, you will find numerous incidents, comprised of numerous beats. Inside each and every beat you will find exponential amounts of subtext, exposition, and character development. Nora Helmer, the main character, makes the most significant changes in her disposition, based on various discoveries throughout the play. It is through the discoveries that Nora eventually finds her true self. Some of Nora’s discoveries are involved in complications; some are even climax points....   [tags: Doll's House Ibsen]

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Rebelious Spirit

- The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the development of feminist movements which demanded equal rights with men, and have been a subject of controversy in many families. Through Nora Helmer, the main character of "A Doll House," Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen focuses on the role and social status of women who were mistreated by men and law in the end of the 19h century. At that time, a wife was expected to be totally dependent on her husband and support the image of the ideal family by taking care of him, children, and the house, but having no personal freedom....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Women's Identity in the Early 1900's

- Ibsen wrote this play in 1879. It is a three-act play with prose dialogue. The play takes place in the 19th century in Europe. It is a play about a woman, who struggles to find her own identity. The main point is women need treated as humans and not dolls. Women need to know their place and that they have rights. They also have duties as a wife and mother. As a wife, they need to be trustworthy and as a mother, they need to be role models. As do husbands need to respect their wife and know that, they have their own opinions and titled to them....   [tags: Women Studies, Symbolism, Independence]

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Women Sacrifices in The Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Women granted the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United states. Women had a long road of suffrage before gaining their rights as human and the same equality as men. Literature before the 19th century reflects upon the treatment towards women at the time. Male superiority caused women to make many sacrifices by not being able to purse they own ambitions , careers and identity. For example, in the play “ The Doll's House” by Henrik Ibsen, the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer was unstable because of the gender inequality....   [tags: equality, suffrage, punishment]

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A Doll 's House : Discovering The Freedom Of Independence

- Trapped in A Doll’s House: Discovering the Freedom of Independence During the nineteenth century, women were suppressed by many expectations set by society. They were expected to take care of domestic work such as cooking, cleaning, raising children, and above all, pleasing their husbands. In her household, Nora, the main character in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, adheres to these expectations. She takes care of her children and dances the tarantella for her husband. She believes that she is happy and that her marriage is successful and fair; however this is not true....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Anxiety]

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A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen

- To understand the meaning of A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen we read the whole script. To go deeper into the meaning we used our own drama abilities to explore. To understand the meaning of A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen we read the whole script. To go deeper into the meaning we used our own drama abilities to explore. We used Hot-Seating, Collages, and Still Image. All of these three things helped me understand the meaning of the play and explore the characters further. The script does not tell me everything I need to know, a lot of things are hidden, and techniques are needed to protrude facts....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Into the Unknown As people grow up, they tackle their own challenges, fears begin to fester and grow inside of them. These fears have the potential to change the way people will live out their day-to-day life. Along with fears is foresight. This can aid people in the search for how to overcome, or work around their fears. Foresight can also help people picture how their fears may affect their life. Both fears and foresight have the potential to offer people life-altering choices that will help people grow....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Lie, Fear]

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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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The Tragic Heroes Of Sophocles ' A Doll 's House '

- “Oedipus Rex”, by Sophocles is a play which perfectly follows the template of tragedy where Oedipus is in search of his own identity. “A Doll’s House”, By Henrik Ibsen is not necessarily a tragic play although it does contain a tragic hero. Nora Helmer and Oedipus are both considered tragic heroes in their own different ways but they come to realize the importance of self-knowledge. To compare and contrast Nora and Oedipus, the analysis can be broken down into 3 stages; both characters statuses at the beginning of the play, their own experience of their downfall and the similarities for the knowledge that they have gained....   [tags: Tragic hero, Sophocles, Tragedy, Oedipus]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- In many literary works, there are characters in which portray both similarities and differences. In the Play "A Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen, two of the characters have many oppositions and congruencies. These characters go by the names of Nora Helmer and Mrs. Linde. Ibsen characterizes these women by describing their comparable and contrasting personalities. He does this by describing their financial situations as well as their family lives. He describes these women, as opposites while in fact there are some distinct similarities....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Characters Morph in Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House

- The single best invention of life within a story is death, not literal death but death of self, a change in character where a figure morphs into a monstrous yet relatable being . The character becomes someone the reader can relate to because they've experienced life changing events ,they haven't conquered life, but they've placed themselves in situations where they can't hide from reality and they must face it at one point. In Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House there are changes within many characters that lead them to conflicts and even new lives ,these characters seems naive and idly to what is happening around them , but once they catch on you see they're not so ignorant anymore....   [tags: death, sacrifice, guilty]

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A Doll 's House And A Streetcar Named Desire

- Throughout history men and women have had separate roles in and out of the family. Henrick Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” and Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” are two pieces of literature placed within a timeframe in history where these gender roles were essential. From the outside, these two plays appear to be very different; however, a very similar theme runs through both. “A Doll’s House” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” have a very similar take on masculinity and femininity in a marital relationship; men must make all decisions and are dependent on the subordination of the women....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Man]

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Ibsen, Strindberg and Feminism

- In the late 19th century Naturalism was emerging as the primary movement in literature of that period. The movement was influenced heavily by the discoveries made in politics, sciences and psychology of the time. Discoveries such as Darwin’s evolutionary theories, Marx’s Das Kapital and even Freud’s research on the psychology of the human were creating shock and upset and began to revolutionised society’s outlook on the world. The naturalist movement in literature also coincided with the beginnings of women’s emancipation throughout the western world....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Natural Mothers in Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll House

- Naturally Mothers “It seems most commonly to be the mother's influence, though naturally a bad father's would have the same result.” (A Doll House, 70) In this quotation, Torvald from Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll House talks about Krogstad being a liar and mentions that almost all criminals have had lying mothers. The protagonist, Nora, feels very guilty because she is hiding a secret from her family. In life, women are naturally determine whether if they are good or bad mother. In two different pieces of work these two women chose either one....   [tags: influence, natural, inattentive]

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A Doll's House

- Groundbreaking themes were presented in Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House. The play has shared an important message regarding feminism. It was released in the 1800's, a time when women were not taken seriously, which makes the work essential for humanity to observe and respond to. One of the most important aspects of Ibsen's play was the end, in which the main character, Nora Helmer leaves her husband. This was a shocking scene for unprepared audiences in theaters through out the world. Divorce and separation from one's spouse and children was not proper to discuss in public because it was not looked highly on....   [tags: Henrik, Play Analysis]

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The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the

- The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the spotlight on money, which emerges as one of the forces driving the play’s conflicts Analysis The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the spotlight on money, which emerges as one of the forces driving the play’s conflicts as it draws lines between genders, classes, and moral standards. Though Nora owes the porter a shilling, she gives him a pound, twenty times the value, presumably because she is infused with the holiday spirit....   [tags: English Literature]

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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]

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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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An Analysis of a Woman’s Manhood in A Doll’s House

- In society, an ideal man is perceived as the bread winner who guides his family to victory or survival; his wife on the other hand stands by his side to see the family part. The qualities of a man consist of great character to the action he takes for his family to achieve greatness. On the other hand women’s qualities are ordinary gentile, caring, and meant to endure through everything to protect the ones they love. Although these two qualities pose a contradiction, this does not mean the traits of a man and a woman could not ever intertwine....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Subjection of Women Exposed in A Doll’s House

- 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]

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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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Pressure to Conform in Miller’s Death of A Salesman and Ibsen’s A Doll House

- Pressure to conform to the societal norms of a culture can often be so weighty that those who balk against it are likely to be crushed. Usually the world wins in a very few cases though, the individual comes out the victor, beating the odds, a stronger human being as a result. In the case of Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman, the world devours Willy Loman in his search for the American Dream. It broke him down and eventually destroyed him. Nora Helmer, of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, was also consumed by the world, but after being broken, fought her way free and defeated society’s expectations of her....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

- Ibsen and the Institution of Marriage Henrik Ibsen once said, “Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.” In his play A Doll’s House, Nora is seen by surrounding friends and family as a housewife and idea mother, but she is fighting for independence and recognition. Ibsen’s A Doll’s House presents an image of an ideal marriage to demonstrate that the 19th century social expectations on husband and wife were unrealistic. Ibsen’s play is set up in the first act to present to the readers a happy marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Family, 19th century]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In A Doll’s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, he hints about the society and how the female gender was being treated during that time. Readers have observed from this play that Ibsen believed equality between men and women, and the idea of feminism. This play is where the readers can see and understand how things were like at the time, and what Ibsen believed about the issues. Norma Helmer, the main character from this play tries to strive towards the idea of perfection for society and her husband, Torvald....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Feminism, Norway]

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Antigone and a Doll’s House: Women in Patriarchal Societies

- ”Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall of the edge”(Kramarae, Treichler). This notion is exemplified through both novels, Antigone by Sophocles, and A Doll’s House by Leo Tolstoy. Both novels provide a different look at women, with the two main characters showing qualities that weren’t common in this era such as determination, intelligence, rebellion, hubris, and stubbornness. In both novels, Antigone and Nora show extraordinary determination and courage despite society’s attempts to suppress them....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sophocles]

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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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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen The play “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen is about a wife that is hiding a big secret from her overprotective husband. The play takes place on Christmas Eve till the day after Christmas. Nora Helmer and Torvald Helmer have been married for 8 years, yet Nora is hiding something from Torvald that she thinks would ruin everything if he found out. It opens up with Nora coming home and decorating the house for Christmas and making preparations. They have 3 children: Ivar, Bob, and Emmy, who are all very young....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Nora’s Smart Choice in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Nora’s Smart Choice in A Doll's House So many women have suffered as the result of discriminatory duties. In the play "A Doll's House" written by Henrik Ibsen, the playwright reflects upon the subject of the 'social lie and duty'. By having Nora, the flawed heroine, slam the door shut just as her husband is hit by a ray of hope, Ibsen started much controversy between reviewers, columnists and the general audience. Through evidence offered by the play, Nora is right to leave her husband.             When humans are introduced to the world, many sacred duties are bestowed upon them....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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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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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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A Doll 's House And Trifles

- The plays, A Doll House and Trifles, brilliantly depict the male dominated relationships that were prominent in each playwright’s society. The play, A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, shows how women are seen as nothing more than a pretty face. On the other hand, Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, presents the idea that women are loyal to their husbands so they will do as their husbands wish. The concept of women being viewed as harmless creatures by men because they see them as unintelligent is prominent in both works and serves as the focus of each playwright’s critique of the attitudes toward marriage in their own respective societies....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Problem solving]

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The Dollhouse Condition of Nora and Torvald's Marriage and Household

- The Dollhouse Condition of Nora and Torvald's Marriage and Household The dollhouse condition of Nora and Torvald's marriage and household was not only the responsibility of Nora, but also that of both Nora and Torvald. A marriage cannot be a marriage without both the husband and the wife. In Nora's case, she as many women during the late 1800's had little rights and respect as a woman. Her opinion was always second best to that of her husband's. To place the blame of the conditions of their marriage only on her shoulders when she could do so little would be like blaming a child for the mistakes of their parents....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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A Doll 's House By Trevor Hill

- The Brigham Young University-Idaho Henrik Ibsen Series I chose to attend was A Doll’s House directed by Trevor Hill. The play was about Nora Helmer, set in the 1870’s. From the moment she was introduced, I was intrigued. She is a loving mother and wife to all who entered her home. When Mrs. Linde entered her household, a friend from her childhood, (before either of them were married), Nora trusted her with a secret she had been hiding for quite some time. Years previous, Torvald (Nora’s husband) fell ill, and the only way to save his life was to take him to Italy for treatment....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Love]

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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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An Example Of Communication Word Count

- SACE NO: 74122G (S.C.Bur) Text type 4: Folio Part one: Response to an Example of Communication Word count: 999 Name of Speech: Commencement Address to Wellesley Class of 1996 – Nora Ephron Commencement speeches, which are presented in American graduation ceremonies, aim to inspire and motivate. Successfully, Nora Ephron 's commencement speech addressed to the Wellesley Class of 1996; inspired her audience to "be the heroine of [their '] li[ves], not the victim". Through anecdotes, Ephron explored the differences between her education and the graduates at Wellesley College, to remind the women graduating that whilst society was different in many ways, in particular for women, "there wa...   [tags: Graduation, Commencement speech, Nora Ephron]

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A Character Analysis of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- A Character Analysis of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House It is a general consensus that women play more than one role after they are married and have a family. These roles include wife, mother, chauffeur, and nurse. In A Doll's House, Nora is given many roles to play and, though some of the above are included, she also plays the role of child, friend, confidante, and manipulator. But the greatest feat that she accomplishes is her star performance as doting daughter and submissive spouse. Nora has been acting out a role to fit everyone's expectations of her since she was a small child....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- When one reads Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House for the first time, at first glance they may focus on the themes of interpersonal relationships and a variety of deceitful acts. However, during the third act it becomes apparent the controversial impact that A Doll House is going to have around the world for years to come. When Nora slams the door on her marriage and therefore her children, there was outrage around the world. According to A Doll’s House by David M. Galens and Lynn M. Spampinato, the critics could not believe that a woman would “voluntarily choose to sacrifice her children in order to seek her own identity.” In fact, Galens and Spampinato point out that Ibsen had to write an a...   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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The Real Ken and Barbie

- In the play, "A Doll House", written by Henrik Ibsen, the plot and themes all suggest that the title implies a metaphor rather than an imaginary toy. The benefits of the reader is an example of how a lovely young woman can go from this flawless, Betty Crocker made life, to having everything turned upside down, not having any resemblance to prior situations. This play models more of a real life situation, not a pre ordained Cinderella fairy tale, and throughout the sequence, the main character, Nora, gets deeper and deeper into trials of tribulation....   [tags: European Literature]

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Comparing The Play ' The Glass Menagerie ' And ' A Doll 's House '

- The unlikely pair of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams and “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen do share multiple similarities in their domestic situations and in the things they chose to do. . When comparing these two plays you also have to keep in mind about how that both the plays were done in different time periods. Therefore things are going to be different when it comes to the roles of the women. With the “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Doll House” all the characters have flaws, lived in different time period, felt like they were trapped in ways, and reacted to things differently....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Feminist Criticism of Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- Through the eyes of society in the late 1800s, women were seen only as incompetent pretty little nothings. Keeping an eyeful watch on the house, starting their pre-destined act of motherhood, and becoming followers on the narrow path behind their husbands were the duties of a woman. In Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, he criticizes the sexist ways women were exploited in 1879, during a time known as The Victorian Era. Nora’s character, in A Doll’s House, represents the treatment that every woman was subjected to during The Victorian Era....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, deception in the characters’ thoughts, behaviors and actions support the idea of the unreliability of appearances. An incredible amount of value is placed upon appearances in the Helmer household by Torvald. Whether it is how Nora looks in public, Torvald’s dominance over Nora, or a happy union between him and his wife, Torvald does whatever he can to obscure the reality to himself, Nora and others. The title of the work A Doll’s House speaks to Torvald’s behavior towards Nora throughout the work....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Deception, Truth]

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Men’s Egos Exposed in A Doll's House and Antigone

- “I would not be a queen for all the world.” (Henry VIII) King Henry sums up in one short sentence the attitude that men have had towards women for ages. For centuries, men have been treating women like second-class citizens. They have always thought of themselves as superior. In the plays Antigone and A Doll’s House there are obvious examples of the conflicts between men and women. In the play Antigone, the character Antigone broke the law to do what she thought was right. Creon, her uncle and the king, was frustrated that she did not listen to him because women in that time period always did what they were told....   [tags: A Doll's House, Antigone]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. Ibsen mainly wrote about Norway claiming, “that he would never return to the petty, small-mindedness that pervaded the country” (Bloom 11). When Ibsen married Susannah Thoreson, he believed that they should live as equals and grow to become their own human beings. In Ibsen’s A Doll House, a drama written in the center of an 1879, middle-class, residential Europe, he portrays a female protagonist....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Victorian era]

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Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- Henrik Ibsen&#8217;s A Doll&#8217;s House, considers a very delicate situation experienced by a Scandinavian family in 1879. Nora Helmer, the main character and adored wife of Torvald faces a life-altering dilemma. She has to decide whether to remain with her obsessive husband in his sheltered home, playing the part of a doll, or take the initiative to leave and seek out her own individuality. There are three minor characters that have a significant impact on the final decision that Nora attains....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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The Social Expectations Of The Play Miss Julia By August Strindberg

- Scandinavian social expectations can be observed by looking at books or plays written in Scandinavia, and it can even be reduced down to a period of time. If one looks at the play Miss Julia, written by August Strindberg, the social expectations of men and women become apparent. One can see the main characters breaking society 's expectations, however, breaking these expectations does not lead them to a happy ending. August Strindberg wrote the play, Miss Julia in 1888 and is considered a naturalistic play....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Man, Gender]

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Analysis Of ' A Doll House ' By Josefina Lopez

- Women have been given by society certain set of duties, which although change through time, tend to stay relatively along the same lines of stereotypical women activities. In “A Doll House” and “Simply Maria” we see the perpetuation of these forms of behavior as an initial way of life for the two protagonists. Nonetheless; we see a progression towards liberation and self discovery towards the development as a human being by breaking the rules of society. Such attitudes soon find opposing forces....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House]

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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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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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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 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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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen writes the character Nora, to reflect a child, the reason he does this is to comment on gender stereotypes of the time this work was written, to portray women as powerless, dependent, and naive. Her actions and overall position in the play is what places her in a position of the child in this work, however in some ways this is Nora’s coming-of-age story, and Henrik uses Nora to comment on women’s placement and capabilities in their modern society. When the character of Nora is first introduced one of the first things we see her doing is eating macaroons, then hiding them when her husband Torvald....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Gender]

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The Myth Of Perfection

- The Myth of Perfection Perfection is a much sought-after quality, yet is completely impossible to obtain. Because we do not have a clear definition of what perfection truly is, when a person attempts to become "perfect", they are usually transforming into what seems to be perfect to . In both "A Doll's House" and "The Metamorphosis", we see that human beings cannot achieve a state of total perfection. When Gregor Samsa, from "the Metamorphosis", attempts to be the perfect provider that his family expects him to be, he inadvertently turns his life into an insectoid existence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Truth in A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen

- Though unknown to the outside world, many seemingly perfect relationships are dark moral places to investigate. We constantly see idealistic relationships that appear flawless at first glance; however, we are too taken aback when we discover such relationships are based on deception. In A Doll House, Henrik Ibsen contends through Nora that truth plays a crucial role in idealistic living; and when idealistic lifestyles are built on deceit an individual will eventually undergo an epiphany resulting in a radical understanding of reality, potentially leading to the destruction of relationships....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Life As A Conformist

- Conformity is a person’s belief or behavior that is influenced by their environment. Rebellion is the act of refusing to listen or follow authority. There are several costs and benefits of conformity and rebellion. The assigned readings points out many of these examples. However living a life as a conformist, rather than a rebellion would be a good decision and a safe one. If one is a conformist should they continue living that way or change to be a rebel. The cost of conformity would be in questioned if one’s environment is a positive or negative one....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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H. Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Gender is defined as sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture; the condition of being female or male; sex; females or males considered as a group: expressions used by one gender. Performance is defined as the act of performing a ceremony, play, piece of music, etc.; the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc.; a particular action, deed, or proceeding; the act of performing; or the manner in which or the efficiency with which something reacts or fulfils its intended purpose....   [tags: play analysis, gender roles]

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A Doll’s House and Fathers and Sons

- Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons reflect two unique societal struggles. While both texts deal with a main character attempting to overcome society’s resistance to progress, they delineate from each other in the characters’ relative successes as well as divergent societal implications. The formal cause of these differences is ultimately societal mores as well as contrasting aims: Ibsen deals with feminism, whereas Turgenev discusses nihilism. However, both novels were written in the 19th century and dealt with local issues, where the implications beyond their respective societies were disregarded....   [tags: Comparative, Ibsen, Turgenev]

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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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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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Imprisonment in A Doll's House

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

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Using Marxist Theory in the Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

- ... All of her actions involving money have been a somewhat noble affair. Without an economic disruption like we see when Torvald’s life depends on money, we would not have 90% of the plot up until this point. The loan comes back into her reality when she is blackmailed by Krogstad. She doesn’t know how to handle his demand’s causing her to bluntly confront Torvald to secure Krogstad’s job. Torvald refuses to comply with her/his demands and blows the whole issue off. Nora cannot think of a way out of the problem so she contemplates committing suicide....   [tags: economic, greed, money]

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The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House

- The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House In A Doll's House, Ibsen uses many symbols. One symbol that is used to symbolize Nora's character; is a dance called the Tarantella. The Tarantella is a folk dance from southern Italy. It goes from an already quick tempo to an even quicker one, while alternating between major and minor keys. It is characterized by swift movements, foot tapping, and on the women's part, exaggerated ruffling of petticoats. It involves a lot of very fast spinning and jumping until one cannot dance anymore and is so exhausted they fall to the ground....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House: A Realistic Drama

- Societal problems prevail throughout the history of the world and exist within all countries, regions, and cultures. The controversial aspects in societies are based on a large variety of subjects, and have to be identified in order to cause societal change. Therefore, Realism is the portrayal of difficulties in societies that are depicted in everyday life, which includes common situations and actions. Realism allows authors to describe and emphasize the incompetence of some aspects within communities, while enabling writers to call for societal reform....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen

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

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Complex Relationships Between Characters in A Dollhouse by Henrik Ibsen

- Complex Relationships Between Characters in A Dollhouse by Henrik Ibsen A Dollhouse by Henrik Ibsen is the story of one woman’s struggle to free herself from a world of guilt and false livelihood. The story is based on the author’s own account of a fellow friend and journalist named Laura Peterson Kieler who was burdened with a hidden crime just as Nora, the main character, is(Ibsen, 1785). According to Ibsen, Kieler illegally borrowed money with the help of a bank associate by forging the signature of her wealthy father....   [tags: Papers]

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A Doll House By Henrick Isben

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

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The Role of Women before and during World War I

- From having no influence in society to being a large part of the modern day, women have evolved alongside the ever changing culture they live in. The change was not always accepted by society and women felt the pressure to not develop their roles from the men and women who were not in favor of change. The change in women’s roles was visible in stories that were read during the year. The roles of women that are evident in the plays A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, and Antigone, by Sophocles, and the novel The Great Gatsby, by F....   [tags: ladies in the front lines, nurses]

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Analysis Of The Play ' A Doll House '

- Breaking ties In the play A Doll House a woman named Nora starts out careless and childlike, who has over time developed as a character. At this time period woman weren’t allowed to do certain things without a man approval. Yet at the beginning Nora already started showing some rebellion by eating macaroons and lying about it. What else could she be possibly lying about. In the story A Doll House, Nora is portrayed as a strong female role model for her time period because she made difficult sacrifices, went against societies expectations, and takes responsibility for her actions....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Money, Woman]

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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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Analysis Of The Play ' A Doll 's House '

- The first thing that the reader will notice regarding gender is the title of the play “A Doll’s House”. This reveals to the reader, Nora’s and possible Torvald’s status within the play. Nora is unable to be herself as she is not seen as an equal in her marriage. Instead, she is something to be admired and flaunted. This need for her to be something that Torvald can show off. Both Nora and Torvald are living lives based on illusion. Torvald has made Nora his perfect little doll so that he can look good....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Marriage, Woman]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- First impressions mean everything in this society which is why people try so hard to put on their best faces when meeting someone new. However, looks can often be deceiving. “I don 't know if you 've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong” (Snicket 9). Henrik Ibsen masterfully describes such impressions in his play A Doll House. He takes a seemingly perfect family and begins to show that appearances aren’t always as they seem. First impressions are extremely important in A Doll House as they are often wrong, and contribute to the façade that the Helmer family is living behind....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Oslo]

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

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

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A Dollhouse Drama Essay

- Drama Essay: A Dollhouse A Dollhouse is a play written by Henrik Isben which tells the story of Nora’s decision to leave her current life; husband, Torvald Helmer; and children. I believe Isben’s main idea is to bring awareness to the mistreatment of women during that time. A time when it is unheard of for a woman to borrow money from the bank. However, Nora did just that; she borrowed money to pay for a trip to Italy where her husband’s life would be saved. “Papa didn’t give us a shilling. It was I who procured the money.” (Act 1, line 179)....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Irony]

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The Words Predator And Prey Paint Images Animals

- The words predator and prey paint images animals. There are only two outcomes in the situation these words suggest. One animal will escape with its life, and one animal will go hungry, or one animal will have a meal, and one will make sacrifice its life for the other’s nourishment. Predator and prey can also describe the actions of people. There are some preconceptions of which people will play the role of predator and which will play the role of prey, men usually predator, and women usually prey, but in his play A Doll House Henrik Ibsen plays with these expectations, and depicts many different people taking on the roles of predator and prey in the society of 19th century Norway....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Predation]

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The Miracle of A Doll's House

- The Miracle of A Doll's House In the play A Doll's House, Nora fits in a role of the little helpless wife whose husband takes care of everything. During the play, she keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of her marriage. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of man she was married to. Maybe she always knew but now wants something different in her life. A few years earlier her husband was terribly sick and needed to get away for a while, possibly go south....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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New Year's Changes in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

- In Victorian England, women were expected to be undoubtedly obedient to their fathers, and later in life, servile to their husbands as well. They were normally forbidden to pursue a real education, and would often “devote themselves to their husbands' happiness” (Roland 10). Throughout history, women have had to make sacrifices for other people's feelings and lives. They have given up their own lives, freedoms, education, and careers due to their concern for others. A concurrent injustice occurs in Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House....   [tags: Victorian England, A Doll's House, ]

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Illustrating Gender Roles in A Doll's House by Ibsen

- Ibsen’s purpose in writing A Doll’s House was not to encourage the feminist movement, but rather to raise the question of men’s and women’s roles in society to help both understand the necessity of personal development. The novel takes place during the victorian era, a period in history where women lacked suffrage aswell as many virtues of men. Nora is presented as a naive and immature wife, which in turn makes her a perfect protaganist as she is constantly chastised because of her nature. Through a road of self-doubt and confusion, Nora’s realization and ultimate growth occurs shortly after her confession of forgery....   [tags: society, fatherhood, marriage]

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