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  • To Be a Doll

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    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

  • A Dolls House

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    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

  • Barbie Dolls

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    fashion dolls are having much of an influence, mainly Barbie dolls. The Barbie doll is a doll that is originally designed for girls, but women today see her as an ideal figure, and as a result they believe that that is the way they should look like. It was not until the 1950s that Americans began to feel the positive growth of the post-war economy. People these days watched a lot of television shows, teenagers were trying to set a new music trend, and girls were playing with their paper dolls. So, it

  • A Doll House

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    their devalued status in the society and the importance of their individuality, dared to challenge the patriarchal societal rules in order to search their self- identity and to live the life of their own. This seems to be the theme of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” which he has conveyed through characterization, symbolism and settings. Nora, in the play, represents the women of her era. Although she seems to be superficial, carefree, spendthrift and frivolous in the beginning of the play, she is actually

  • Playing with Dolls

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    Boys should definitely be allowed to play with dolls. During childhood, male children witness both of their parents caring for babies, cooking and cleaning. Playing and caring for a doll prepares the boy for his evident fatherhood duties. For a boy to only play with masculine toys such as trucks and guns, the boy is not developing his sense of caring, nurturing, or empathy. Denying any child the right to play with the toy of their choice in fear of who they may become is taking away the right for

  • No Longer a Doll

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    Helmer. She is a conventional housewife who eventually rejects her stifling marriage and her domineering husband. Despite the oppression of a traditional patriarchal society, Nora’s evolving attitude and language portray her transition from Torvald’s doll to a cognizant, independent woman. The beliefs of the modern society oppress Nora and the other women in the play. While Nora is limited by the ingrained social beliefs of the time, she fails to recognize her inferior social position. She is unaware

  • What Is The Difference Between The Doll And A Doll House

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    to me. But our home’s been nothing but a playpen. I’ve been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa’s doll-child. And in return the children have been my dolls, I thought it was fun when I played with them. That’s been our marriage, Torvald.” (Ibsen 1772). “ Don’t forget I had a helpless mother and two small brothers. We couldn’t wait for you, Nils; you had such a long road ahead of you

  • Nora the Doll

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    care of the children all while looking stylish. Much like our main character in A Doll House, Nora. As the play progresses she becomes more like this icon of the ideal woman. Nora has many key characteristics that make her the perfect wife or at least she attempts to by following what is expected of her. Nora is like a doll living within a doll house. We see many examples of this with her doing stereotypical things dolls would do such as shopping, and acting the part of happily married wife even if

  • Ruth Handler's Doll: The Transformation Of The Barbie Doll

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    co-founder of the Mattel toy company, was inspired to create the Barbie doll. During Handler’s time in Germany, she discovered the Lili doll. This specific doll was intended for adult males, due to the doll’s wardrobe. Typically, the Lili doll was dressed in lingerie or swimsuits, portraying the image of a sexy young woman. After Handler learned about the Lili doll, she began to realize that her daughters did not have a doll that was not a baby figure. She believed the toy industry was training young

  • Paper Doll

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    Paper Doll Ric Griffin scoured the hospital car park, feeling anxious; he had stood waiting by girlfriend of five months Serena Campbell's car for at least half an hour. He was to head back to her place again tonight; hence, why he did not have his car, they arrived together and were to leave together. They did not flaunt their relationship, but colleagues knew they were together, yet that only happened at the charity event held in Albie's around two months ago. After all fundraising events were