A Doll’s House- Review Questions
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1. Nora and Torvald’s relationship seems almost too common nowadays. The wife is detached from all outlets of life and liberty, and the husband drops subtle put-downs out of habit. Torvald says he loves Nora, yet forces her to live a life of secrecy, if she wants to live one at all. Even Christine was […]

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Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsens
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Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen’s play, The Doll House is a critical part of the character development of Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer. The aforementioned play is a three-act play that takes place in the Helmer residence, in “a comfortable room, tastefully but not expensively decorated.” It’s the holiday season at the residence, “Christmastime” […]

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Doll House Analysis
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Word Count: 502During 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’s first […]

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“Doll’s House”
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It is apparently noticeable that women in Henrik’s play a ‘Doll’s House’ lack the authority to pursue their personal liberty without leaning on the shoulders of the male characters on the play. is centered on a woman who realizes her personal rights and gets out of her way to pursue autonomy. Isben centers his story […]

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Which Themes Are Reflected In This Excerpt From Act 1 Of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
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In the play, A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen there seems to include serious social commentary underlying in this piece. This play is obviously critical of the time period, but also presents little or no solutions. The play is critiquing the society of the time for its structured hierarchy of male dominance. The play has […]

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A Doll’s House: Advantages and Limitations of Dramatic Forms
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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a dramatic play that epitomizes the sacrificial role of women, parental and filial obligations, and the unreliability of appearances. The play illustrates the story of the Helmers family, introducing the role and purpose of each character. Moreover the play shows the advantages and limitations of the dramatic form. First […]

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A Doll's House Limitations Literature
Food’s Role of Foreshadowing and an Escape from Reality for the Protagonists of Metamorphosis and a Dollhouse
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In Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, a young man named Gregor gets transformed overnight into a massive grotesque bug, much to his family’s disgust. After trying to live with his family and hold onto his past relationships, he eventually dies due to lack of love and wounds he received from members of his household. In A […]

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A Doll’s House: Advantages and Limitations of Dramatic Forms
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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a dramatic play that epitomizes the sacrificial role of women, parental and filial obligations, and the unreliability of appearances. The play illustrates the story of the Helmers family, introducing the role and purpose of each character. Moreover the play shows the advantages and limitations of the dramatic form. First […]

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The Transformation of a Woman – Ibsen’s a Doll’s House
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The Transformation of a Woman In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, the character of Nora Helmer is a woman who undergoes a profound life revelation that results in her becoming a woman with a belief structure and understanding of self that is far ahead of her time. At the beginning of the play, Nora […]

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Dolls House
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“A Doll’s House” was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. The central theme of this play is the sacrificial role of women in society. Mrs. Linde, leaves her one true love to marry a wealthy man so that she can support her Mother and brothers, the Helmer’s nanny abandoned her own children to support herself […]

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A Doll’s House Analysis
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In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, many themes were presented. These themes are scattered throughout the play through the way each character speaks, the title, the subtext, and the storyline itself. The author has offered themes that can be seen in many different perspectives. As I explored the themes and symbols of the show I […]

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How does Ibsen use motifs throughout the play to emphasise change in Noras character
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Henrik Ibsen in ‘A Doll’s House’ written in 1879 uses the repetition of motifs throughout the course of the play to emphasise how the characters go through a series of changes in their characteristics and relationships. Ibsen makes use of motifs such as a Christmas tree, fancy dress, macaroons and doors to highlight changes throughout […]

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A Doll’s House, great novel
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The great novel “A Doll’s House” written by Henrik Ibsen focuses on the general view of the feminism treatment in the early 19th century. In this age women were treated with disrespect and were considered to be at a lower status level than that of men. Towards the ending of the novel, we notice the […]

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What is the significance of the sub-plot in ‘A Doll’s House’
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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen presents the clever employment of climactic plot construction, in which the subplot plays a significant role in aiding our understanding. The plot revolves around relationship dilemmas within the lives of Torvald and Nora. Ibsen has incorporated a sub-plot that serves to provide a contrast with the relationship between the […]

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A Dolls House” and “The Glass Menagerie
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There is a common struggle between the call of duty and the desire to live one’s life in the two plays “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen and “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. Nora, from “A Doll’s House” didn’t realize her desire to live her own life until the end of the play and […]

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Childish Behavior
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Childish Behavior In the play “A Doll House” Henrik Ibsen shows how being a wife and mother does not necessarily mean that one has grown up. During this play you see that Nora, a wife and mother, still holds on to her childish behaviors by acting just as a young girl would. In “A Doll […]

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A Doll’s House Midterm
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Script Analysis A Doll’s House Midterm In the play, A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, you will find numerous incidents, comprised of numerous beats. Inside each and every beat you will find exponential amounts of subtext, exposition, and character development. Nora Helmer, the main character, makes the most significant changes in her disposition, based on […]

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Foil Characters in “A Doll’s House”
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Henrik Ibsen creates characters in A Doll’s House who change throughout the drama. Ibsen’s usage of foil characters helps the reader understand each single character better. Some of the characters in the drama are perceived as antonyms but in fact portion several similarities. Krogstad and Torvald. Christine and Nora. and Krogstad/Christine’s relationship and Torvald/Nora’s relationship […]

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A Doll’s House, Henrik Johan Ibsen
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Henrik Johan Ibsen was an extremely influential Norwegian playwright writing around the turn of the twentieth century, and is considered by many to be largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. His plays were considered scandalous in much of society at the time, when Victorian values of family life and propriety were […]

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A History of Submissive Women in Literature
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The feminine gender has long been one that has been repressed throughout history and forced to acclimate itself to a world dominated by men. Although major improvements have been made in the strife for equality, this continues to be a man’s world. In the short stories “The Chrysanthemums” and “A Rose for Emily,” as well […]

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Antigone and A Dolls’ House
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Throughout the evolution of literature, Greek through Modern, exposition has remained vital to the comprehension of literary work. In most pieces, contemporary or not, the author uses exposition to provide background information on main characters or past important events. Exposition can help to explain a character’s motive, personality or relationships with others. In Jean Anouilh’s […]

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Women’s Oppression: A Doll’s House and Death
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Women’s oppression The two plays, A doll’s House, written by Henries Ibsen, and Death of a Salesman,written by Arthur Miller, included the theme of women’s role in society. Both plays depicted how the role of women in society at this time was. The women used for this theme in A Doll’s House include Nora, Mrs.. […]

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Popular Questions About A Doll's House

What is the main theme of a doll's house?
The main themes of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House revolve around the values and the issues of late 19th-century bourgeoisie, namely what looks appropriate, the value of money, and the way women navigate a landscape that leaves them little room to assert themselves as actual human beings.
What does the doll symbolize in a doll's house?
The doll's house itself is a symbol of the Burnell family's societal position. When it is brought into the Burnell courtyard, it becomes, literally, a house within a house, a mirror of the Burnell's home…