A Doll's House Essays

  • A Doll's House

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    The characters of Ibsen’s, A Doll’s House initially depicts as an innocent family by the ideal familial standards of the nineteenth century. However, with a further analysis, the characters are imprisoned by the roles they are expected to fulfil in order to maintain the doll-like perfection of the Helmer family. This is the catalyst for conflict in the play as freedom is ambiguous between Nora and Torvald. The play shows how the definition of freedom changes for Nora. The abrupt change of hierarchy

  • A Doll's House

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    A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen was created to be a revelation in order to address the need to change the lack of equality faced by women. This can be revealed by the work itself and the critical essay written by Joan Templeton who has the same belief in Ibsen’s motives of A Doll’s House. A Doll’s house is the story of a women who is bound to follow every command of her husband. She is told how to live her life in every way and her husband must always be viewed as the superior. Templeton’s piece

  • A Doll's House

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    After reading the three-act play called A Doll’s House, I have a few responses about four topics that relate to the performance compared to how women were treated today. The protagonist’s husband named Torvald Helmer, I feel that he was not a villain but rather he was insensitive, and insecure man who was unaware of how his wife, Nora, was being treated by him. Although, I do feel some sympathy for the man despite not living up to his role of being an equal husband, as he had saved up his money and

  • A Doll's House

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    A DOLL’S HOUSE- APPLIED THEATER WORKSHOP I attended a meeting at Borough of Manhattan Community College on Thursday, March 20, 2014 regarding Women’s Heritage History Month. The Workshop was sponsored by Marcus Dargan, Speech, Communication and Theater Arts Department. There was a panel of people debating the play, including Marcus Dargan who graduated from BMCC as a Theater major. Marcus introduced the play by Ibsen, A Doll’s House that portrays how women were seen in society. A Doll's House,

  • A Doll's House

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    The nineteenth century was a time of male superiority and Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, is a great example of the introduction of feminist actions in the nineteenth century. Nora, the protagonist, portrays these characteristics within her heavy decision on whether to leave her family and pursue her own life or to stay, continuing the controlled life she grew increasingly bored of. In addition, Christine Linde, Nora’s friend, also exhibits the rebellion in her gender standards when she comes

  • A Doll's House

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    A Doll House Have you ever felt deception by the one you love? The sharp feeling of hurt and misery replaying in your heart over and over. What if that special person did it for love? Would your opinion still remain the same? In the play, “A Doll House” many questions remain unanswered and a mystery. With a breathtaking story line, “A Doll house” originally written by Henrik Ibsen's has a twist or two to keep you on edge at every second. The play itself is a metaphorical play that carries the

  • A Doll's House Masculinity

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    A Doll’s House ‘A Doll’s House’ written by Henrik Ibsen in 1843 is a dramatic play that demonstrates many themes throughout the play, however one that stands out among all is Marriage. This play demonstrates the value of social classes in early 19th century of Norway. “A Doll’s House incorporates a parable because it is a very basic plot, with a thorough and simple message that conveys a lot of meaning to the audience. Throughout the play the author Ibsen demonstrates how disrespectful and patronizing

  • A Doll's House Macaroons

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    Henrick Ibsen’s drama, A Doll’s House uses the literary device of symbolism to demonstrate the critical attitude toward nineteenth-century marriage norms. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen paints a dreary picture of the sacrificial role held by women in his society. The story focuses on married couple Torvald and Nora. Nora is living a difficult life on account of society dictating that Torvald is the marriage’s dominant partner. The play’s climax is mainly a matter of resolving identity confusion while

  • A Doll's House and Trifles

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    social issue and it is ongoing reaction against the traditional male definition of woman. In most civilizations there was very unequal treatment between women and men with the expectation being that women should simply stay in the house and let the men support them. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, are two well-known plays that give rise to discussions over male-female relationships. In both stories, they illustrate the similar perspectives on how men repress women in their

  • Archetype In A Doll's House

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    “A Doll’s House” written by Henrik Ibsen dates back to mid-19th-century Norwegian society. During this time, men and women maintained strict gender roles. Gentlemen ruled society with laws and masculinity while women brightened households up with their gentle looks and admiration towards their husbands. In 1879, the author of the play presented his work to an audience who held these specific traditions in their lives. Negative reactions rose to the controversy but also introduced a new perspective

  • A Doll's House Women

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    Luke’s father. Dr. Malcolm Crowe had been dead the entire movie. Harry Potter himself had been a horcrux the whole time. The revelation in fiction is the crucial element of the story, thus leading into the whole significance of the account. A Doll’s House, written by Henrik Ibsen, is a classic tragedy within ordinary characters and settings. Torvald Helmer and his wife, Nora, play the part of a typical, seemingly content couple in the 1800s. Although, throughout the tale, Nora discovers

  • Expectations In A Doll's House

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    ordinary and seen as wrong. In the play, “A Doll’s House” most characters act outside of the expectations of society. Due to their actions, each character faces consequences for making decisions that are not in line with society’s expectations. Dr. Rank, Mrs. Linde, and Nora, all make ludicrous decisions that in turn come to change their lives. Dr. Rank’s actions in the play are outside of the social norm and in fact have malicious intent. Throughout “A Doll’s House” Dr. Rank plays the role of a doctor

  • A Doll's House

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    Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House is a three-act play that takes place in a Norwegian upper middle class household during the late 19th Century. The significance of Ibsen’s play derives from the destiny of a married woman in a male dominated society which created a great deal of controversy as it challenged traditional marriage and focused on the self-discovery of an individual. All of the play’s main characters contrast with one another; this is seen with Nora and Torvald and with Mrs. Linde

  • Symbolism In A Doll's House

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    Rachael Gay Analyzing the Dramatic Text April 17, 2014 “Nora Helmer in A Doll’s House” Within Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece play A Doll’s House contains the complex character of Nora Helmer. Throughout the dramatic action of the play it is shown that within her marriage, Nora suffers from emotional trauma at the hands of her husband who infantilizes her and misunderstands her motives for doing things to save him and his family. Nora’s super-objective lies in the struggle between wanting to hold her

  • Symbolism In A Doll's House

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    Juell Towns 4/3/14 P.2 Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House is an astonishing, yet accurate portrayal of how women were treated in the 1800s. It is essentially a force runner to women's rights and sets a path for many more feminist works to come. The novel fiercely challenges the modern idea that all women, by virtue of being women, are inclined towards feminist political interests. The roles of women have been a big part of literature and are usually a representation of how the roles of women in

  • Torvald in A Doll's House

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    play, A Doll's House, Torvald, the father and husband of the house, treats his wife, Nora, like one of their children. Torvald seems to have confusion between the role of wife/mother and child. The way he treats Nora seems like he wants to tell her what to do and wear and eat, just like you would to a child. He yells at her about spending money and other petty things as well. Typically, in any society, it is not difficult to distinguish between an adult and a child. But in A Doll's House, Torvald

  • A Doll's House Essay

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    play "A Doll’s House", one of the Norwegian playwright's most characteristic works, was presented to the British public at the Novelty Theatre in London. I am writing this letter to provide my view regarding the play, which I saw during its debut in our country. I will not be talking about the performance itself but about the nature of the play. I am negatively shocked by the artificial, unrealistic and radical attitude that Ibsen has displayed to us with “A Doll’s House”. In ''A Doll’s House'', Ibsen

  • A Doll's House Essay

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    In 1879, Henrik Ibsen created his biggest career accomplishment, A Doll’s House. The play is set in Norway in 1879. A Doll’s House portrayed that women can have equal rights as men but up some argumentative issues by the public. Ibsen demonstrates through Nora’s actions that women can be just independent as their male counterparts. In the beginning of the story, Nora is characterized as being very childlike, selfish and better than everyone else. In the times the story was written women were expected

  • A Doll's House

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    What would you risk for the ones that you love? The Dolls House revolves deeply around that question. The story contains drama, suspense, and a serious problem. Nora sacrifices everything she stands for to save her loving husband from dying from an illness would you do the same? One major theme that stood out to me the most was that everyone has consequences for their actions whether good or bad. Three cases of this theme are Nora taking out the loan to save Torvald's life. Secondly, Krogstad forging

  • On Ibsen's A Doll's House

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    On Ibsen's A Doll's House [This is the text of a lecture delivered, in part, in Liberal Studies 310 at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. References to Ibsen's text are to the translation by James McFarlane and Jens Arup (Oxford: OUP, 1981). This text is in the public domain, released July 2000] For comments or questions, please contact Ian Johnston Those of you who have just read A Doll's House for the first time will, I suspect, have little trouble forming an initial