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  • A Doll’s House

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    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. Kate Chopin, in The Awakening, and Henrik Ibsen, in A Doll’s House, understood the significance of a parental figure in the development of a young person’s self-esteem, even in the Victorian Era, highlighting this fact with a void in the parental seat of the lives’ of their protagonists, Edna Pontellier and Nora

  • A Doll's House

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    A Doll's House The author, Henrik Ibsen, who wrote other social commentary plays (like Ghosts, Enemy Of The People, and Pillars Of Society), made a departure in this plays ending by having the protagonist run away rather than staying to set an example and continuing to struggle for the better along side others. This scenario creates a sad, troubling and for Nora unjustified ending as she, the protagonist in A Doll's House, leaves Torvold, her husband. She destroys any hope that married couples

  • A Doll's House

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    In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, there is nothing more important than reputation. In the 19th century Norway, reputation was a cultural norm that was praised beyond anything else. Men would spend their whole lives developing a well-recognized reputation, and will do almost anything to prevent it from falling down. As displayed in this play, men will clearly pick reputation over more important priorities such as marriage, which evidently is an unethical decision. Many decisions facing a moral dilemma

  • 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

  • A Doll's House

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    A Doll House Essay Ibsen said that his mission in life was to “Inspire individuals to freedom and independence” which was shown throughout the play A Doll House. Since he wrote modern theatre, the characters were real and audiences could relate to them. He particularly questioned the role of men and women during his time. Ibsen used A Doll House to motivate women so they would seek more power and freedom in their relationships. Audiences could then look up to characters such as Nora and

  • 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

  • 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

  • Symbolism In A Doll's House

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    A Doll House written by Henrik Ibsen is about a housewife who realizes later in her marriage she is nothing more than another trophy of her husbands, such as his other symbols of wealth and status. She also realizes she has no understanding of what she desires, or what it means to be a woman really, or in love, or being her own person, and then decides to find out who she really is, outside of living in a "Doll's House" as if she were a plastic perfect doll. She has spent her entire life making others

  • Doll's House Criticism

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    According to Henrik Ibsen, the institution of marriage was secure. Women did not even have the thought of leaving their husbands and the roles within the marriage were clearly defined. In the play, A Doll’s House, it questions certain perspectives as it relates to traditional attitudes, which is highly debatable and provokes intense criticism. Furthermore, in order to fully explain, one must understand characterization, theme, and the use of symbols throughout the play. First, there is characterization