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  • Nora And Mrs Linden
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    To meet the needs of others, characters are often faced with making important decisions. In A Doll's House, Nora, Mrs. Linden, and the nurse must all make decisions crucial to the importance of their lives. It is very evident throughout the story that these women must give up important aspects of their lives not only for themselves, but also for others. The nurse is a key importance in Nora's life. She has been the only mother Nora has known. In order to be Nora's mother, however, the nurse ulti...
  • Irony In A Doll's House Analysis
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    Analysis of Irony in A Dolls House All scenes of this play take place in the late 1800's home of one of the main characters, Torvald Helmer. Written by Henrik Ibsen, A Dolls House contains many instances of irony. The main characters, Nora and Torvald, are especially involved in this. Many of the examples of irony in this play are types of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony usually refers to a situation in a play wherein a characters knowledge is limited, and he or she encounters something of greate...
  • Nora States On Page 1611
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    The expectations imposed upon Nora were created by society and her husband. In the nineteenth century women had few alternatives to marriage; they were not expected to step beyond their roles as housewife and mother. Females were confined in every way imaginable. Women were limited by their identities as it relates to society and their husband's expectations. On page 1571, Mrs. Linde says to Nora 'A wife can't borrow money without her husband's consent. ' Mrs. Linde expects Nora has gotten the m...
  • Nora And Hedda
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    Nora and Heddas Struggle for Independence In Isbens two plays, A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler, one character of each play breaks the stereotype or mold that is put on them. These two characters are Nora and Hedda. There are likenesses as well as differences between the two, however. In A Dolls House Nora is the protagonist, while, in Hedda Gabler, Isbens chooses to make Hedda the antagonist. Both Nora and Hedda are caught in a masculine world, but take a different approach to gaining their indep...
  • Doll's House Nora
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    A Doll's House - Character Sketch of Nora A Doll's House Nora is a very full of life, down to earth character. It's hard to say exactly what she is. Is she an absent-minded, silly child, as she appears to be in the beginning? Is she a gullible woman needing protection from a harsh world, as Torvald perceives her. Or is she actually a very smart, good-intentioned woman as she appears to be at the end of the book. It seems to us that we draw the conclusion that Nora is a childish woman who loves t...
  • Torvald's Lack Of Trust Toward Nora
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    By Noah David Safford February 25, 2000 Burning Down the Doll House 'Until death do us part. ' Well, not always. Everywhere one looks, divorce is plaguing society, and it has become widely accepted throughout the world. Now the violent shredding of a family is shrugged off like the daily weather, and the treasured marriage vows have become nothing but a promise made to be broken. In the novel The Lost World, a divorce was described along with sports cars and money as success, not failure. The No...
  • Play A Doll House Nora
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    Traditional Ways Or Not From generation to generation plays have become a major part of our existence. For some families customs and traditions can either make or break a family. Some family traditions mean a lot. However breaking a family custom can start major uproars or even serious altercations between family members. For some families fights and altercations cam also bring them closer as a family. In the play ' A Doll House ' written by Henrik Isben, conflicts and customs play important rol...
  • Nora Forges The Name Of Her Father
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    English: Analysis of Drama IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER: AN ANALYSIS OF NORA, THE MEN IN HER LIFE, AND HER NAVIGATATION TO INDEPENDENCE The play, A Doll House, written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, is considered a landmark in drama for its portrayal of realistic people, places, and situations. Ibsen confines his story to the middle class. He writes of a society that is limited not only by its means of livelihood but also its outlook. Ibsen portrays his characters as preoccupied with work and money, show...
  • Nora Leaves Torvald
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    Nora is a captivating character in Ibsen's A Doll's House. She swings between extremes: she is either very happy or immensely depressed, prosperous or completely desperate, wise or naive, impotent or purposeful. You can understand this range in Nora, because she staggers between the person she pretends to be and the one she someday hopes to become. Throughout the play, Nora is portrayed as subordinate to her male counterpart, Torvald. As most other men during this time, Torvald believed that wom...
  • Mistreatment Of Nora's Father And Husband
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    Nora's Quest for Justice In Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll's House, Nora struggles to achieve justice and her rightful place as a woman, mother, and wife, despite the hardships and mistreatment of her husband Torvald and her father. Throughout Nora's life, she has faced hardships in order to survive as a normal person because of the mistreatment she received from the two men in life she ever loved; her father and her husband. The mistreatment of Nora's father and husband has caused Nora to become and be...
  • Relationship Between Nora And Torvald
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    Nora Nora Helmer, Ibsen's strong-willed heroine is far from being a typical victim of male domination. She is master of the domestic world, dedicated enough to nurse her husband through illness, courageous enough to forge a signature and confident enough to pay back all her debts even in the face of enormous difficulties. But that is not what exactly sets her apart from convention-neither the energy or the initiative she exudes throughout, nor her decision to shatter her notions of marriage and ...
  • Nora And Helmer's Relationship In Ibsen's Play
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    Key Question: Did Nora make the right decision Why or why not Nora and Helmer's relationship in Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, is a very fictitious relationship. The way Nora is treated, called names, and bossed around, degrades the female society. Feminism lurks throughout the whole play. The idea that women are nothing but a house pet is interpreted through Nora by Helmer. Helmer as egotistical as he is, uses and plays Nora like a toy for his own benefits, to look good in front of his co-worker...
  • Nora's Husband
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    Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play, "A Doll's House" by Henrik Is ben, features a female protagonist struggling for independence and self respect. During the time in which the play took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves. Women were supposed to play a role in which they supported their husbands, took care of their children, and made sure everything was perfect around the house. Work, politics, and decisions were left to the males. Nora serves as a symbol ...
  • Ornamentation Like Nora And Torvald's Marriage
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    Imagery symbolically guides the process of self-emancipation for Nora, the protagonist of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Objects like the macaroons, the lamp, the Christmas tree, and costumes represent the movement towards freedom of a woman who was a victim of society. Ibsen painted Nora as a youthful and lovely creature who was brought through life treated as a plaything by both her father and then her husband, Torvald. She must break society's unwritten laws. Although the consequences of her...
  • Christine And Torvald
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    A Doll's House After reading A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and examining the roles of the three main characters, Nora, Christine, and Torvald, the differences between them and their roles in society and the way the handle and deal with those roles are completely different. Christine, throughout the play, plays the role of a typical woman in society of that time period. She appears to be just a normal, ordinary woman. Christine tries to also fill the role of mother and caretaker, this is shown ...
  • Torvald's Perception Of His Manliness
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    A Doll's House In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House there are many themes that are apparent, but the one that is most apparent is the way that women and men are viewed. Women are especially viewed in the context of marriage and motherhood. Men are viewed as manly men that are not dependent on anyone for anything. The play focuses on the way Nora is seen as a mother and a wife. Torvald has a clear and narrow definition of a woman. He believes that a woman should be a good wife and mother. Torval...
  • Nora's Inner Feelings
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    Doll's House Going through your young adult years you go from being young and foolish to mature and wise. You also learn a lot about your inner strength and power. When first reading the Dolls House by Henrik Ibe son, it was clearly evident that Nora and Torvalds relationship was unhealthy and unbalanced. Nora never made the dwelling on her feelings and weaknesses passover and exhibits no strength. As well as Torvald in the end of the story, however things differ and Nora made some quick decisio...
  • Nora And Torvald
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    Literary Essay: A Doll's House The title of the play, A Doll's House, is directly based on how Nora, the main character, is treated and how she behaves throughout the entire play. The title reflects on Nora's life, and what she has faced her entire life. She is basically treated like a doll, her whole life. She feels very much like a doll, and she feels trapped in the world, which she would refer to as a dollhouse, thus giving the title of the play, A Doll's House. A doll has many resemblances t...
  • Torvald's Eyes And Society's Eyes
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    Often in literature characters are presented as victims of society. There are many examples of this in Henrik Ibsen's controversial play, "A Doll's House'. Written during the Victorian era, Ibsen's play would have raised a lot controversy on the roles of males and females in society. The audience would have noticed the constant similarities between themselves and the characters that are presented as victims of society. A lot of the audience would have found the play shocking and disturbing. Torv...
  • Torvald's Chosen Names For Nora
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    Themes / Metaphor/Symbol: Act I: Setting: It is important to note that the whole play takes place in one room and that, until the last act, Nora is in every scene; she never seems to leave the room everything comes to her. She is literally trapped in domestic comfort. Also, the first Act takes place on Christmas Eve. However, though there is a great deal of talk about morality throughout the play, Christmas is never presented as a religious holiday and religion as a concept is later questioned b...

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