Rethinking The Frogs Henrik Ibsen Analysis

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Semester One Final Essay: Rethinking The Frogs Debate The two playwrights I have chosen for the purpose of this essay are Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), known by his stage name as Molière, and Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906). Molière was born on January 15th in Paris, France and is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. I have chosen Molière as one of my two playwrights because I believe that one of the ways to ‘save society’ is through comedy. Ibsen was born on the March 20th in Skien, Norway. He is often referred to as ‘the father’ of realism and is one of the founders of modernism in theatre. Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare and A Doll’s House became …show more content…
In contrast to Molière, Henrik Ibsen was a man of serious nature. His goal was to examine ideas, to challenge individuals to really think about their society but not to conceive a ‘perfect world’. A Doll's House is widely considered to be one of the prime examples of realism.
Nora: Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife
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His contribution to theatre, to this day, aids actors and the like to put on more realistic and natural performances. Also, Ibsen seems to tackle more universal issues to aid society’s needs to progress in equality, culture and modernisation. Ibsen has a rather different look upon the world and how it works, and this, I believe, would work well in today’s culture all across the world. Taking the police brutality in the states, or the attacks in Siberia as examples, these issues could be brought forth with more attention or force if Ibsen were to see, and act upon, these issues in today’s

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