Topics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henrik Ibsen, Maslow's hierarchy of needs Pages: 3 (1025 words) Published: April 24, 2013

First & Last Name

Ms. Johnson

English 1302

November 17, 2012

Teacher’s Note: This sample only provides 3 sources, but students need 10 for the final paper.

Feminism & Fiction

Brunnemer, Kristin. "Sexuality in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House." In Bloom, Harold, ed. Human Sexuality, Bloom's Literary Themes. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2009. Bloom's Literary Reference Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. In this article, Kristin Brunnemer explores writer Henrik Ibsen and the transformation of Nora, the main character in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” (Brunnemer 1). There is much debate over whether Ibsen intended to promote feminism through his main female character, Nora, in his play “A Doll’s House” (Brunnemer 1). Critics argue that Nora’s transformation followed Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy in which human nature drives individuals to fill their most basic needs (Brunnemer 1). Brennemer relates each phase of Nora’s transformation to her basic needs as defined by Maslow’s Hierarchy (Brennemer 1). Although Ibsen is known for addressing sensitive subjects in his works, he denied intentionally addressing feminism in through his character, Nora, in “A Doll’s House” (Brunnemer 1). Brennemer’s article is reliable because it is included in a published book and available through the college online library. It is also current as it was published in 2009. The research is objective as it provides specific and supported information for several different points of view of Ibsen’s work. The article is well documented, presenting valid information to support each of the points of view. The pervasive view that Ibsen uses feminism in Nora’s final exit from the play is helpful and supports my research of feminism in fiction. Burt, Daniel S. "Ibsen, Henrik." The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time, Revised Edition. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Bloom's Literary...
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