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    Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, first performed in the 1870’s. People crumble in on themselves as they try to stand against the imaginary ideal of who society believes that they should be, as shown through Nora in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. As A Doll’s House opens the audience catches slight glimpses of Nora Helmer, a stay at home mother, playing as though her life is perfect, with or without spectators around to see. When a…

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    When the play, A Doll House, comes to mind the first thing my mind jumps to is the idea of social standards. When I first saw the play, A Doll House on the Pellissippi State D2L page, I was drawn into the introduction of this play more than I was to any other play due to the time setting. Furthermore, I believe this play was one of the most well directed plays that we have had to watch this semester due to the social standards that relate to today’s modern society. In detail, I plan to discuss…

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    In A Doll 's House, Henrik Ibsen writes a feminist play told through his characters of Nora Helmer and her husband, Torvald. In the beginning of the play, Ibsen writes Nora as someone who is submissive to her husband as a result of her upbringing with her father. She follows her husband 's word and does not question his authority. She is a mother of three who is caring yet somewhat distant. In the play, she is hiding a horrible secret; a secret that saved her husband 's life. Once Torvald finds…

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    The domination in Marriages The play “A Doll's House” by Henrik Ibsen gives an inside view on treatment of women in the European society of the late nineteenth century. “A Doll’s House” deals with the problem of the traditional marriage based on domination by men over women. Men treated their wives as ordinary possessions and required them to submit themselves to their husband in every way. My analysis will examine women and men relationships in the nineteenth century, the relationship of…

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    Its Time Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House has been around for one hundred years. It has been performed on stages around the world and still is to this day. I propose that this literary work be kept in the college English curriculum. College students should study plays such as A Doll House so that students can learn about sacrifice, the roles of men and women in the time period, and finding independence along with a person’s true self. In 1879, A Doll House was first performed in Copenhagen…

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    A Doll’s House Coursework - 187 Social, Cultural, Historical and Political Context As A Doll’s House was written in Norway’s first wave of Feminism there were very few supporters of it, meaning that many events in the play would have been shocking for the 19th Century audiences. Nora taking out a loan without her husband’s permission, and her leaving her husband are the two key events in the play that show how little independence women had thus being the most shocking. Ibsen was a supporter of…

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    In the south as the colonies grew wealthy landowners started building large farms called plantations. In the houses, there were many rooms including a separate living room and dining room. By this time they had glass windows, multiple fireplaces, and plenty of furniture. Lots of their houses were built in a style that reflected the architecture of the owner's homeland. There were german, dutch, Spanish, and English colonial styles built in many different regions. The log cabins were a…

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    Stepping Out on Curiosity In the play, A Doll 's House by Henrik Ibsen, the time setting of this play is in the late 1800s. So in that time, women were not allowed to do many of the things we as women are entitled to as of today The play gives the audience a feeling of fakeness, and shows them a certain example of how women were treated in the 19th century. In a secondary source I read it says that an author Olive Schreiner was moved about Ibsen 's play he said, ”It shows some sides of woman 's…

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    Nora’s Sentimentality in A Doll’s House In the play “A Doll’s House”, after eight years of marriage to Torvald, Nora realizes that she hasn’t properly known her husband. She realizes after a certain episode in their life that her husband has turned into a complete stranger to her. In this essay, I will explain why and how Nora’s failure can be explained by sentimentality in Jefferson’s sense. According to Jefferson, sentimentality is the problem of pleasurable or false beliefs. He explains it…

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    How does deception develop the relationships of the characters in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen? In the play A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen portrays Nora Helmer and Torvald Helmer as a happy 19th-century couple. They have three young children as well as a nice home "furnished inexpensively, but with taste (147)"; Torvald had also just received a promotion at the bank. As the play progresses the audience learns that their marriage is not so happy and perfect at all. The Helmer's marriage comes…

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