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10 creatures in scandinavian folklore

the wind in the trees, it all comes from his music. He is said to teach humans how to play if they secretly brought him a stolen piece of meat. Torgeir Augundsson (1801-1872), better known as Myllarguten, was a famous fiddle-player from Telemark, Norway who was so good it was rumored he had sold his soul in exchange of Fossegrimmen’s skills. 5 Troll The troll comes from Norse Mythology, inspired by the cruel giants who were the main enemies of the gods, known as jotner/jotuner/jötunn, who lived...

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A doll's House WITT Essay

A Doll’s House, written by Danish playwright Henrik Ibsen was released amongst great controversy in the late 18th century. This play by Ibsen was considered scandalous for its interpretation of gender roles and the societal norms of 18th century Norway. Central to the arguably feminist agenda of this play is the main character Nora and her relationships with her husband Torvald Helmer, Dr. Rank, her and her husband’s friend and antagonist Krogstad. These relationships are crucial to Nora’s ultimate...

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Setting as a Clarification of Motives in Hedda Gabler

clarifies Hedda’s motives by using the play’s setting to offer hints and explanation regarding the character’s condition as well as the factors that make her a victim of society. By understanding Ibsen’s use of the broader setting of nineteenth century Norway, as well as the smaller and more detailed setting on stage, one can in turn begin to understand the reasoning behind Hedda’s final impassioned decision and the events leading up to the play’s tragic conclusion. The nineteenth century was a time...

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The Vikings were incredibly known for their keen skills to strike an opponent and have a successful raid, and knew when to get out. They were adventurous seafarers and raiders from Scandinavia who spread through Europe and the North Atlantic. From Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, they appeared as traders, and even conquerors. For many centuries before the year 800, many tribes began wandering out of Scandinavia. The Vikings were different to any other warrior because they were sea warriors and they carried...

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Hedda Gabler

that rear entries “can be quite attractive at times.”2 This ironic statement, amongst other crude suggestions from Brack presents the sexual tension between the once acquainted pair whilst indicating Brack’s power as a successful man in 19th century Norway. Both examples of verbal irony allow Ibsen to provide the audience an opportunity to comprehend the duplicitous nature of Norwegian citizens in 19th century. In addition, dramatic irony is employed to position the audience to be critical of the...

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch The Scream and The Sick Child Edvard Munch was born in Norway in 1863 and became a troubled artist after he was influenced by many older impressionists. Most of his work is a reflection of impressionism and tells a story that is mostly dark or consist of death, illness, anxiety, pain, or fear. His paintings also are influenced by the heartache he endured as a child watching close family members die from sickness that he survived, such as, his sister and his mother who both became...

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The Viking Age

and people, if we take the time to learn. The Viking Age begins around the late 8th Century , in Scandinavia. Vikings were given different names depending on the places and people whom they encountered. For the most part they traveled west from Norway and Denmark to Scotland, England, Ireland and seen as Pagans, Danes, or Heathens. From there they went on to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. They also went South to France and were known as Northmen, and around to Spain, into the Mediterranean...

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A Doll's House as a Naturalistic Play

A Doll’s House as a Naturalistic Play Henrik Ibsen was a nineteenth century playwright who is known for his great depiction of social reality. Ibsen was born in Norway; however he worked in different countries to earn a living. His plays are the most frequently performed after the ones of Shakespeare. One of his most popular plays, which we have studied as a part of the “Modern Drama” class, is called A Doll’s House. The following essay will try to demonstrate with detailed explanations and references...

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Biome Paper

and Northern Asia (Siberia). The alpine tundra can be found in the mountains throughout the world at high altitudes where trees are unable to grow. They can be found in Northern America (Alaska, Canada, U.S.A., and Mexico), Northern Europe (Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden), Asia (Southern Asia-Himalayan Mountains and Japan-Mt. Fuji), Africa (Mt. Kilimajaro), and South America (Andes Mountains). {draw:frame} The average temperature of the tundra is 18°F (-28°C). In the summer the temperature...

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