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A Doll's house

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Introduction

The play was published in 1879, it was written by Henrik Ibsen, it was a great success however the first time it was published there was on out cry about the play that Ibsen was forced into writing an inferior and weaker ending.The idea that a woman could leave her husband and children would have seemed shocking to the nineteenth century audience. "A Dolls house" focuses on the problems of women in a male dominated society; both Nora and Helmer are victims of the conventional feminine and masculine roles in society. "A Doll's House", serves as an example of the kind of issue-based drama that distinguishes Ibsen from many of his contemporaries. The play's dialogue is not poetic, but very naturalistic, and the characters are recognisable people. Given the sense of modernity which the play possesses it seems unusual to compare it to another 19th century plays.The play has no violence and it's very simple its action is based on everyday life with many examples of dramatic irony. The whole play takes place in one room; Nora is present in every scene she never sees to leave the room. Every thing comes to her; she is literally trapped in domestic comfort. Ibsen writes typical of the character might talk in relation to their position and their relationship with each other. The characters speeches are natural, idiomatic, economical and realistic social situations. ...read more.

Middle

Helmer plays with Nora, he used terms which may be meant to be friendly but which are insulting. Helmer tends to fell superior towards other characters however his inward felling of insecurity are shown many times. He humiliates Nora and attempts to make her see him, as superior, Helmer desires social respect. He dismisses Krogstad for petty reasons of pride. Helmer shows to be coward when Krogstad threatens to expose Noras forgery. Because of Helmer's lack of openness Nora must do what she thinks necessary by subterfuge, hiding her actions and thoughts for him. Nora talks to Helmer like a helpless child however at the end of the play she blossoms from a helpless child to a woman, she tends to accumulate short phases and repeat her words more than once Nora: "Never see him again. Never. never .never. Never see the children again .them too. Never. Never. She also tends to talk with no pauses her sentences just seem to go on, she always talks most in the dialogues (e.g. act1 pg. 38 conversation with Mrs Linde): Nora is character who her tone keeps changing depending on who she is talking to. Although Nora talks like a child with Helmer as he makes her fell like a helpless doll, however towards others she tends to fell superior: Nora tends to flirt while talking to DR Rank: Nara: look here! ...read more.

Conclusion

Rank shows no sign of love. At the begging he gives the expression that he sees Nora as a daughter. Nora is the one who keeps approaching and seducing him. Krogstad who is an important character to the play his dialogues only include him and Nora which he warns her and frightening her though most of their conversations using out of place amidst dialogue designed out of place to sound like on every day speech. (Only at act 3 Mrs Linde talks to him about their relationship)He speaks of himself in ironically humble fashion that shows self-contempt. He can be treating and openly disrespectful: "Krogstand: Does your husband love you so little?" He is bitter, his mind and speech are legal and precise, and he protects himself by speaking somewhat contemptuously of himself and others.Though the play only Nora and Mrs Linde (the women) have monologues, Nora 7 and Mrs Linde two perhaps Ibsen was trying to say that women have more feelings and are better at expressing it. This concludes that Ibsen was trying to send a message to people whom whose marriages where particular built and based on lies.I believe he was trying to show that women should have equal opportunities as man and be able to stand up for them selves and know who they are, become individual partners in marriages. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 -Created by Nadjeda Moreno Page 1 of 2 ...read more.

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