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A doll's house - Form and structure.

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A doll's house Form and structure The basic form of a Doll's house is from then French style "piece bien faite" which means a well-made play, which Isben was well famous for producing. This kind of play usually consisted the same sort of characters. Which were a dominant father, a suffering, innocent woman, the jealous husband, a loyal friend and an evil villain. The story usually included a predictable crisis involving the loss of something important, guilty secrets and mistaken identity. Deception and tension building delays are heaped on top of each other in till finally the breaking point happens were all the secrets and lies are revealed usually ending in a catastrophe. ...read more.


They are revealed and explained in different ways as the play progresses. For instance the main past event of the play we are told about is Nora secret loan she got by forging her father's signature. Other important past events are Krogstad's crime, Mrs Linde's marriage and Dr Rank's inherited fatal illness. The play is set over a period of three days, so the action is very compressed. The five major characters are all closely related and there lives all cross one another somewhere in the play. One characters actions affect most of the other main characters in some way. ...read more.


Also when she plays hide and seek with her older children symbolising the hidden truth. The overall action is constructed to make you feel the tension mounting within the play. In act one everyday events are disrupted by interruptions and revelations. In act two, thoughts of death and suicide conclude in the climax of Nora's frantic change around in her life. And finally in act three, the audience feels calm as the confrontation between Nora and Torvald approaches. The plays final climax is Nora's decision to depart and leave Torvald thinking she will be gone forever. The audience knows that this isn't really the end as we learnt before Mrs Linde left Krogstad but eventually ended up with him again as she was unable to leave alone as she thought. Adam long ...read more.

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