• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Development of Nora's and Torvalds relationship in "Dolls House"

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Discuss the Development of Helmer's and Nora's Relationships A Doll's House was initially written towards the nearing of the twentieth century by Henrik Ibsen. A time when time-old tradition and good social behaviors we only tolerated and the family circle was a sacred institution in which both husband and wife lived with certain codes; dignity that was the norm. As a result this play did not receive the welcome it deserved as a reflection of the reality it depicted: deceit, dissatisfaction, lust, misunderstanding; etc. Since the play reflects society the audience can easily relate to the play and thus feel as though they are a part, therefore his writing techniques are noteworthy in relation to the effect it has. Considering the opening of the play in which we're given the impression that they're a happily married couple, a family of love. Both supporting one another, living an honest life where Helmer is presented as being the prefect husband and Nora the perfect wife. ...read more.

Middle

But Nora isn't all that green and takes advantage of his paternalism because it may seem that she enjoys being a spoiled little child who is a 'little spendthrift.' Helmer and Nora are both dominant in their relationship although one more power in their own domain, with Helmer is his capability of bringing money in the relationship, he's the bread-winner, 'he's just been made vice-president of the bank... and he'll be getting a big salary and lots of percentages', talking boastfully of her husband's new found wealth Nora goes on to her friend. Therefore it quite easy to see his control over Nora financially. Nora acknowledges the fact she knows he prides himself on his achievements and capabilities as she says 'he's so proud of being a man it'd be so painful and humiliating to know he owed anything to me. It would completely wreck our relationship.' The above claim also is indicative of the fact Nora's behavior may be due to in keeping with her husband's need of maintaining his egocentric self importance. ...read more.

Conclusion

'When I saw you dance the Tarantella like huntress a temptress my blood grew hot... I seized you and dragged you down...' The feeling a child and parent like relationship is lost in his scene and strength off a woman's sexual affinity to a man. The 'little squirrel' or 'sky lark' or 'songbird' was suddenly transformed right before his eyes into a 'distractingly beautiful young women.' In this act the artificial curtain of innocence is lifted and it comes under the spot light and the truth is revealed and Helmer no longer sees Nora as a child but a women. Showing he truly different love her 'just what she represented', beauty, fantasy and practically served as amusement, without any strings attached and trouble-free. 'In eight whole years...we have never exchanged a serious word on a serious subject.' This is when truth was revealed and their long awaited characteristics were finally defined at this climax. And it's after this point they have 'their first and final talk' at first it seemed to all fun and games now it's serious he even dares to refer to her as a 'wretched women. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Misc section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Misc essays

  1. Free essay

    Catalytic behaviour during Artificial Photosynthesis

    increased reactivity of the reactant depending on how the adsorption takes place. For example, in the synthesis of nitrogen and hydrogen to ammonia, the reacting gases adsorb onto the active sites of finely divided iron particles. These intermediate compounds result in a weakening of the bonds of the reacting molecules.

  2. From the play Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, anaylsis the relationship between Antonio ...

    By marrying Portia who 'is a lady richly laid...' he feels that this will solve all his debts to Antonio. This shows the importance that Portia plays in the lives of both these men in the future of the play and the dependency they will have on her at later stages of the play whether it be knowingly or unknowingly to them.

  1. Communicating with children

    The eye-contact should not have been a threatening or aggressive one but one that showed only that she made a bad thing. Keeping in mind they may not know certain phrases or words. When you consistently interact with young children, you are building the child's vocabulary, giving the child words to express ideas and emotions.

  2. SALES OF GOOD ACT

    In an agreement to sell if the seller commits default the buyer can merely claim damages OR recovery of the amount paid by him. 7 In a sale if the seller is declared insolvent the buyer as the owner can recover the goods from the official assignee.

  1. Effect of Light intensity on the Anaerobic Respiration of Pygmy Chain Sword

    decreasing amounts of fossil fuels and coal, which are vital to our daily life, especially in developing countries such as China where most of the power plants rely on coal. By learning how to control and increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, we can increase the production of fuels derived from agriculture such as ethanol.

  2. Death is the only manner of true escape in Metamorphosis

    The war ended only after the application of the super weapons, when the grass started to grow over the old buildings and streets. The setting of The Metamorphosis doesn't vary a lot, these are mostly two places: Gregor's room and dining room in their house.

  1. A comparison and analysis of the speed and efficiency between Microsofts Windows XP and ...

    Even a few seconds can play a vital role in today's growing business empires or small firms. In such a fast running world, which furthermore is massively influenced by technology, time is directly proportional to money. This global society needs a promising technological advancement that saves their time, whether it may be about a minute every day.

  2. Online Games and Addiction

    These things may not be possible for some players outside of their gaming. One male player that has become addicted comments, "I've always been shy around people and never had a great social life and online gaming pretty much become the outlet for that.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work