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

Works In Translation Reflective Statement on "A Doll's House".

Extracts from this document...


How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? With further analysis of Henrik Ibsen?s controversial play, ?A Dolls House?, the difference between the culture and era of the play in contrast to modern day society becomes evident. Ibsen?s remarks on commercial hypocrisy and political expediency scandalized audiences of the time and it?s sometimes hard to understand why. During our interactive oral, there was a bout of ideas as to whether Nora was the good or bad woman in this situation. ...read more.


Women today need men as much as men need them, the roles have been reversed and a woman today can handle her own finances and expect to be morally accurate without the help of her spouse. For the most, the differences could be affiliated to the time and place. Norway was home to a conservative, morally strict, male dominated society at the time of Henrik Ibsen. Considering theatre was overpowered by fantastical plays through our interactive orals, it is clear that Ibsen's realistic plays were the first of their kind, which correlates to the reception it received. ...read more.


I suppose I found myself questioning my own morals. Was it wrong to believe Nora was right? Does she really have a moral obligation to her children and family before herself? I don?t know how society then could even expect that of her but then again, society then would probably find the practices of society today blasphemous. The interactive oral proved I wasn?t the only one who thought Nora did the right thing and it is important to read Ibsen?s play to realize that an outsider cannot comprehend the workings of a particular society without being a part of it. Word Count: 407 ...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 World Literature 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 World Literature essays

  1. A Doll's House Reflective Statement

    The only jobs that women could receive were simple "feminine" tasks such as file copying. It is because of these restrictions that women had to rely on men to live a prosperous live. The Norwegian culture of this era were completely obsessed with their reputations.

  2. Analysis of Women's Position in "A dolls house" and " Uncle Vanya".

    her husband and secretly listening to him, as he is unaware on what she is doing, personally I think she is hearing out for something she believes he does not want her to hear or know. The husband, Mr. Torvald Helmer suddenly calls out ?Is that my little lark twittering

  1. Work in Translation - An examination of ornamental symbols used to reinforce character in, ...

    The comparison between the tree?s appearances directly relate to that of Nora?s situation: she does not want the tree to be seen in its lowly, petty state without any decorations, just as she only wants to be perceived as a praiseworthy woman dressed in beautiful clothes for the eyes of Torvald and the society.

  2. How the Translation Affects the Meaning of Pushkin's "The Captain's Daughter"

    The connotation of this saying is somewhat confusing. In Russian, this idiom is associated with old ladies complaining about their daughter?s or granddaughter?s lack of suitors. Most English speakers would not see this distinction and just assume Masha is old. To combat this potential error, Chandler changed the saying to ?she?ll remain an old maid till kingdom come? (27).

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