• A Tragic Hero of Just a Tragic Life
    war hero, who possessed a tragic flaw. This flaw or discrepancy would eventually become his downfall. These types of plays are still written today, for example, Arthur Millers "Death of Salesman" and Henrik Ibsens "A Dolls House." "Death of Salesman" shows the downfall of the modern tragic hero, Willy...
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  • Comparison of Dollhouse to Aristotelian Views
    through pity or fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.” (Aristotle 10). A Doll House by Ibsen upholds these Aristotelian principles due to the upsetting situation and events that ensue the tragic hero: Torvald Helmer. Tragedies that coincide with Aristotelian literature go through a...
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  • A Doll's House Questionnaire
    A Doll’s House Questionnaire * Do you think this play should be called a tragedy? Why or why not? * This play is a tragedy when you take into consideration the time in which it is written, 1879. Back then, scandal was considered tragic. In today’s world, the events of the play would seem...
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  • Influence of Antigone on a Doll's House
    Ike Rojera |IB English |Influence of Antigone on A Doll's House :It is very difficult to label something as a first in literature. Much the way inventions are often adaptations of previously patented objects, most authors borrow ideas and techniques form pre-existing media. In order to truly classify...
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  • Far From Feminism: A Doll's House
    Marlee M. Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”: Far Beyond Feminism First performed in Denmark of 1879, “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen shocked Europe with its controversially courageous ideas. Although the play undeniably paints a sympathetic salutation to the plight of women during the 18th and 19th...
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  • Analysis of "A Doll's House"
    Metaphor Analysis | | Metaphors: Doll in a doll's house In Act 3, Nora tells Torvald that both her father and Torvald have treated her like a doll-child, with no opinions of her own, and have only played with her. Both men, she says, have committed "a great sin" against her in discouraging...
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  • Metamorphoses of Western Lit
    realized after his worldwide quest that having such an optimistic view on life brought many false hopes that only let him down. In the book, “A Doll’s House,” Nora Helmer experienced a somewhat fast pace transformation that took place slowly overtime due to her husband’s extreme protection and control over...
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  • Strindberg's Ibsen
    of Ibsen – an image that underwent changes from the time he first read, and was enthralled by, Brand, (with its ruthless idealism), through the “Doll House Years,” when he condemned Ibsen for becoming a “bluestocking” and referred to him in his letters as “Fru Ibsen,” –and again through the years of...
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  • A Doll's House
    A Doll's House In A Nutshell Henrik Ibsen was born in Skein, Norway on March 20, 1828. After spending most of his early years in poverty, he eventually made a name for himself as one of the most respected playwrights of all time. He is often called "the father of modern drama" because he helped popularize...
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  • A Doll's House by H. Ibsen
    A Doll's House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, tells the story of Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer, who is an adult living as a child, kept as a doll by her husband. She is expected to be content and happy living in the world Torvald has created for her. By studying the play and comparing and contrasting...
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  • Nora as a Tragic Heroine
    A Doll’s House/ 2. Nora as a tragic heroine. Nora Helmer is undoubtedly the most outstanding character in A Doll’s House. Our attention is largely focused on her as we go through the play. Other characters, notably Helmer and Krogstad , also engage our attention but it is the vicissitude in the life...
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  • Nora – a Classical Hero in Henrik Ibsen's a Doll`S House
    Nora – A Classical Hero in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll`s House Nora Helmer makes the right decision to free herself from the social and traditional commitments and obligations and come and become an independent individual. Nora Helmer in Isben's A Doll's House lived in the world of predetermined social...
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  • Noras Pride
    Nora Helmer in a A Dolls House is a women ahead of her time. In order to protect her children from a false life, she inflicts tragedy upon herself by leaving every thing she has by walking away. She puts herself in this tragic situation by not being honest. Nora lies to herself and the ones she cares...
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  • a doll house
     “A Doll House” Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll House,” written in 1879, focuses on a story of a disparaging role of women in Victorian society through his doll motif, played out in Nora’s sudden distaste for her home. Throughout the play there are many examples of Nora’s husband Torvald treating Nora...
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  • Analysis between characters Nora and Minnie
     Compare and contrast Mrs. Minnie Wright and Mrs. Nora Helmer Mrs. Minnie Wright is one of the main characters in the play “ Trifles” by Susan Glaspell. The act characterizes Mrs. Minnie Wright, a wife who is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband. She has to live an unhappy, miserable...
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  • A Doll House and Ghosts – Compare/ Contrast
    oppressive roles in society. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House, Torvald Helmer treats his wife Nora as a doll; whereas in Ghosts, Pastor Manders believes Mrs. Alving should be a trophy wife and protect her dead husband's reputation. Both Torvald and Manders brainwash Nora and Mrs. Alving, respectively, to behave...
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  • A Doll House - Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
    nineteenth century. “ A Doll House” is one of the clearest portraits of women’s lives in this era in which they have to struggle with many challenges to identify themselves and to see the value of individuals. Nora, who is being suppressed in her own house and representing as a doll, a decoration. However...
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  • A Corrupt Perfection
    reaches a state of “self-awareness” towards the climax of the story. In A Doll House, Ibsen portrays a young English family happy to “roll with the flow” of every day life. The mother of the family and wife to Torvald Helmer, Nora, plays a role significant to their fantasy home in which she contributes...
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  • World Literature Paper 1
    playwrights capture the reality of humanity through their skillful dramatic writing. Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Medea, and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House are dramas, which require a single conflict in their plots that helps outline the events related to their plots rather than allowing sub-plots to occur...
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  • Love as a Theme in "A Doll's House"
    Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House was certainly not the average play of its day. In fact, its publication induced outrage in many people. But what was it that made this play so controversial? Ibsen dared to openly question the values of the rigid Victorian way of life that dominated Western Europe at...
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