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  • Nora's Constant Need
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    The movement from nineteenth-century Romanticism to twentieth-century Realism in art and literature sought to accurately reflect real life instead of idealizing it. Playwrights all over Europe and America rebelled against the established standards of a 'well-made play'. They shocked, as well as horrified their audience, by abstaining from writing a resolution, or an 'ideal ending' in their plays. These innovators insisted on presenting social issues in a dramatic scenario, and imposed their disc...
  • Entirely Different Contradicting Side To Nora's Character
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    Nora's Character Act 1 The capricious character of Nora is particularly difficult to interpret. Her character is constructed by the combination of a number of varying traits. Throughout Act 1 her ambiguity is particularly prominent. Her frivolous, playful moments are readily followed by moments of practicality and astuteness. Her inconsistent moods mean as readers, we are forced to reconsider her character at every contradicting suggestion. It is not surprising that Nora is such a changeable cha...
  • Money For A Trip To Italy
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    Today's Woman vs. Yesterday's Women of today have come a long way since the periods portrayed in the dramas "Trifles", written by Susan Gla spell, and "Doll House", written by Henrik Ibsen. In both dramas, the characters played by women were portrayed as nothing more than property which should be seen and not heard. This is typical of society in the late 1800's and early 1900's, which is the time setting in which these dramas take place. In the drama "Doll House", the main character named Nora i...
  • 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...
  • Torvald's Treating Nora As A Child
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    Nora Helmer as a Doll In Isben's, A Dolls House Nora, the protagonist is treated like a doll - the property of Torvald Helmer. In Act I, there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have. It seems that Nora is a doll controlled by Torvald. She relies on him for everything, from movements to thoughts, much like a puppet that is dependent on its puppet master for all of its actions. The most obvious example of Torvald's physical control over Nora is his re-teaching her t...
  • Torvald An Nora
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    A Doll's House: Feminism A Doll's House: Feminism Essay, Research Paper Is Feminism really a theme in Ibsen?'s, A Doll's House? In Ibsen's A Doll's House someone reading the book might say that feminism is a large theme in the story. But is it? I would have to say that it is. Throughout the play there are many examples of Torvald treating Nora badly and in a way insulting her because she's a woman. He calls her little pet names, and says that she's frail. Nora also does things according to what ...

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