The Meaning Of A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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To understand the meaning of A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen we read the whole script. To go deeper into the meaning we used our own drama abilities to explore.

To understand the meaning of A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen we read the whole script. To go deeper into the meaning we used our own drama abilities to explore. We used Hot-Seating, Collages, and Still Image. All of these three things helped me understand the meaning of the play and explore the characters further. The script does not tell me everything I need to know, a lot of things are hidden, and techniques are needed to protrude facts. When you begin to understand the play you begin to appreciate what a fantastic play writer Ibsen actually is.

We used Hot Seating
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My collage (Attached) was to show a variety of things. Mainly the relationship between Nora and Torvald which relates to social attitudes. I started with a pink and white flower on the left-hand side of the page. These are made up of very similar shapes I used these shapes to show how Nora and Torvald 's relationship was quite smooth and nothing irregular was happening; the repetitive colour also showed this. The shapes then get very angular and different colours showing a change in the relationship. The shapes then get sharp and black showing Nora get restless and wanting to run. The circle around all of these shapes is a bubble representing Torvald and Noras home. There is a gate with a yellow brick road coming out of the house. This road is used in The Wizard of Oz for Dorothy. The road represents fun and independancy. Dorothy is very independent when she decides to follow this road alone (Except a dog). I compared A Dolls House to The Wizard of Oz because it helps me. Making Comparisons helps me understand things. This is why the collages helped me so much. People used other things to explain the script. Like Olly did with the dog …show more content…
At the end she will find her home. Not the one with Torvald in but her true home. Dorothy goes home at the end of The Wizard of Oz. Next to the Yellow brick road on my collage is a train track. Railways are lonely yet independent. This was used to represent Mrs Linde. Mrs Linde is like a train track she guides Nora Out on to yellow brick road. (The track in connected to the house bubbled by a dead tree) The dead tree is there to remind Nora that something is dying. The train track guides the Yellow brick road. Like Mrs Linde guides Nora out of the house. Even though Nora makes the decision herself. There is an eye in my collage with is half open and half closed. The eyelashes are curled up nicely on the shut eyelid and the eyelashes are stretched out on the open eye. This again is representing Helmer and Nora 's relationship. The closed eye is the beginning of the relationship when their eyes are closed to what Ibsen 's way of life should be like. Ibsen 's view and Torvald 's view are very different. It is almost like they are arguing in the script. The eyelashes show that everything is neat and tidy in their relationship at this point. The open eye represents the later stage

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