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  1. A Dolls House Use Of Language

    a squirrel which is quite ironic, the way Nora is treat is like a father lion protecting his cub. The imagery gives the play its own reality and meaning it also backs up the way each character behaves. The only person whose rhythm of speech changes is Nora's and that is because she speaks in quite a childish playful way towards Torvald whereas to every-one else she is quite formal and grown-up as long as Torvald isn't around. Both Torvald and Nora use natural and unnatural speech patterns. This is because when both Nora and Torvald are speaking to each other, Nora is quite immature and childish and Torvald simplifies his words because he thinks Nora can't understand proper language.

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  2. "Do you want your characters to live? See to it that they are free." Discuss

    In Hedda Gabler we are aware of the social status Tesman has over his new wife, although we are painfully aware that she is much more powerful and magnetic a figure. In A Dolls House Torvald's control over Nora lends the book its title. She is a porcelain doll in his wooden house that he expects to dance at his command, "Why don't you run through the tarantella and try out the tambourine", an offer presented as a question but with an authoritative rhetoric behind it.

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  3. Reviewing a live performance - Henrik Ibsen's : A Doll's House.

    * The most effective movements Kirimi's used for the role of Nora was when she used very childish movements at the beginning of the play, for example when she used guilty movements when Torvald asked her if she had been eating sweets which he had barred her from eating. * The most noticeable mannerisms that Kirimi used was the ones she produced with her hands. She used very feminine gestures throughout the play as the typical Victorian woman would be.

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  4. Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House - Plot.

    It unfolds that Nora has forged her father's signature to get the loan. Krogstad attempts to use Nora's influence over her husband to preserve his occupation in the bank and blackmails her. However, Nora fails to persuade her husband, who is determined to fire Krogstad. Act ll In the Christmas morning, Christine arrives and helps Nora with her Christmas ball costume. She begins to suspect that Nora has borrowed from Dr. Rank, which Nora denies. Nora has another argument with Torvald about Krogstad's position in bank, and Torvald announces that Krogstad's familiar attitude is what bothers him most. Nora fails to dissuade him, and Torvald sends a letter of dismissal to Krogstad. Dr.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • The following essay will critically analyse a passage from the play "A Dolls House" by Henrik Ibsen.

    "conclusion that they both treat her the same. Furthermore, Helmer scolds her: Helmer: "...Why, what's this? Not in bed?" I remember my own father telling me this in similar words, when I was younger and was out of bed after my bed-time. Unfortunately, Nora, an adult, is still living through the same. Finally, the title "A Doll's House" suggest the situation Nora is living in, as she describes the to Helmer at one point. She is the doll that was previously owned by her father, but now she is married to Helmer and he controls her. The metaphore is obviously between Nora and a doll, but Henrik also portays this image through the scenery. The house is what Helmer provides for Nora and her children, like someone would for their dolls."

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