Essay A Streetcar Named Desire And Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

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Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House are both similar and different in many ways. They both have strong plot, theme, characters, and symbols. They are great works of great authors.

The plot in these plays are similar in that they both end with a renewal. A Streetcar Named Desire ends with Blanche going off to a mental hospital. The true Blanche dies in the end of the play. The ending of A Doll’s House is Nora leaving her husband Torvald. He does not treat her with the respect and intelligence that she deserves. Both plays display these strong endings with new beginnings ahead. A major theme of both plays involve gender. In A Streetcar Named Desire the theme is built on society’s opinion of how a man is suppose to be the head of the house. Also in A Doll’s House, but in this play the women finally stands up for herself and becomes confident that she is capable of everything a man can do. Another theme in both plays in involving money; in A Streetcar Named Desire, there is Blanche who represents southern old money and Stanley who represents new industrial. Blanche judges her sisters home because it is not as she expected. In A Doll’s House the whole play revolves around money, and who has it and how much. Nora illegally took out a loan to help her husband Torvald and then is threatened to be exposed and Torvald does not care.
Characters in both plays have a strong male who holds a lot of power, and believe they are stronger than…

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