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Diary entry from Torvald from Ibsens A Dolls House.

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World Literature Assignment 2 Diary Entry 2B Diary entry from Torvald from Ibsen's "A Doll's House". St. Dominic's International School May 2009 Natalie Sullivan 000650-042 English A1 Higher level Word count: 1, 273 January 1st 19th Century Something glorious...I only wish I knew what she meant. I don't know where it all went wrong, we were such a loving united couple; she was my skylark, and now she's gone. It all happened so quickly; it was only a few days ago when we had no worries, but now it seems as though that was a long time ago. I wonder...I wonder how long she has been keeping thing from me. I guess it's been for quite some time as she lied about how she got that money when I was ill. I believe that was where it started, however I cannot be sure. I cannot be sure how many times my wife has deceived me; if she did it once she could have done it again. She does not think of the consequences when she makes her decisions, she just does and then they will always come back and then she would not be the only one affected by it. ...read more.


And, Oh! When she insisted I teach her the dance that night, I was so na�ve to believe that she was some hopeless child, who was unaware of what was happening in the world. When it had been me all this time, the hopeless one, completely unaware of the deceit of others (loved or otherwise). Here I thought she was just being ridiculous and childish when she danced, now I see she was so full of emotion, she didn't know what to do. The next few days were one of the worst days of my life, it does not seem as though it was only yesterday, the day of the dance. The day of revelation, the first to be reveled was that my good friend, Dr Rank was to die soon, this came a shock to me as he seemed quite well. However, the worst was yet to come, I opened Krogstad's first letter. It reveled to me all of Nora's lies and deceits, I was outraged, how could she have done this...to me. She did not think how this would have bens en as a husband who could not control his spend-thrift wife, and so lead to dept. ...read more.


That is why for this assignment I decided to try and tell the story from Torvald's point of view, by writing it in a diary form I am able to maybe connect or bring out certain aspects of Torvald less obvious in the play. Through doing so, I hope to demonstrate Torvald's true nature, as well as capture maybe some of Ibsen's original themes and characteristics of the play, such as the way which the characters interact and talk amongst themselves. I would also like to show the way in which the characters interact with each other, even though I am doing a diary entry I am still able to show the connection through Torvald looking back on the time before. To improve: * Need to make specific points in your S of I, showing where/why you have put things in, based on your reading of the play. You will need to refer both to your text and the play, to support these points you make. ?? ?? ?? ?? World Literature Assignment 2B Natalie Rose Sullivan IB May 2009 Candidate number: 000650-042 ...read more.

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