Essays Tagged: "A Doll's House"

Comparison of Character Masks in the novel "The Stranger" by Albert Camus

In the real world there exist many different people, of different races and ages, each one unique. Some live ... ent people, of different races and ages, each one unique. Some live secluded lives with few friends and others live very rich and complex lives surrounded by friends and acquaintances. No matter what ... complex lives surrounded by friends and acquaintances. No matter what type of life is led it is human nature to adjust one's external personality to suit the specific situation, much like putting on ...

(6 pages) 78 1 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield Summary

"The Doll's House" is one of the representative stories of Katherine Mansfield. Who is known for freshness of her approach and beautifully col ... ld. Who is known for freshness of her approach and beautifully colored methods of presenting her ideas. The story basically gives us deep insight into the manners and behaviors of the aristocratic fam ... deep insight into the manners and behaviors of the aristocratic families. Here she ridicules the negative philosophy of social discrimination caused by uneven division of wealth. It beautifully brings ...

(2 pages) 41219 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What does Torvald's fascination with beauty and appearance imply about his personality? Do his attitudes change at all over the course of the play?

Torvald fascinates beauty and appearances to bring his own character up or to give himself a higher stat ... and appearances to bring his own character up or to give himself a higher status. Furthermore, his attitudes do not change throughout the story line. Torvald is a follower of the society and he just ... lower of the society and he just can't understand the other side of life. Doing into more depth Torvald just can't understand what Nora means by 'something glorious'. Torvald is a person, who only und ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Documented essay on "A Doll's House"

Henrik Ibsen, author of "A Doll's House," portrays women holding a sacrificial role in a man's society in all econ ... 's House," portrays women holding a sacrificial role in a man's society in all economic classes. In an exceedingly patriarchal society, men thought status, reputation, and income extremely important t ... men thought status, reputation, and income extremely important to be uphold. They needed to be seen as leading figures in their homes and in the community. Women, constrained by society, were at a dis ...

(2 pages) 63 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Domestic Comfort

A Doll's House traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her unexamined life of domestic comfort. Rul ... ng of Nora Helmer from her unexamined life of domestic comfort. Ruled her whole life by either her father or her husband, Nora must question the foundation of everything she believes in when her marri ... a must question the foundation of everything she believes in when her marriage is put to the test. Having borrowed money from a man of ill-repute named Krogstad by forging her father's signature, she ...

(1 pages) 24 0 4.2 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"What does the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen suggest about self-fulfillment?"

In the play 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen, the protagonist Nora Helmer eventually comes to the understandi ... rik Ibsen, the protagonist Nora Helmer eventually comes to the understanding that to become fully emancipated from her shallow life, she must leave her family and pursue her journey alone. Before this ... e must leave her family and pursue her journey alone. Before this happens, she encounters numerous catalysts to this freedom. The relationship with her husband, Torvald Helmer, contributes to her grow ...

(7 pages) 86 1 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Effect of Krogstad's letter in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen

In the beginning of the play, the relationship between Nora and Torvald appears to be the ideal husband-wife bond. Nora's spen ... between Nora and Torvald appears to be the ideal husband-wife bond. Nora's spending habits and lie about the macaroons seem like frivolous concerns compared to the strong love Torvald and Nora share. ... However, as the story unfolds, these little lies turn out to be just the tip of the iceberg of the many other secrets hidden beneath. The most serious of these secrets is the lie about the loan. Nora ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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In the short story, "The Chrysanthemums", by John Steinbeck, symbolism is used many times to characterize Elisa Allen and describe ... hn Steinbeck, symbolism is used many times to characterize Elisa Allen and describe her role. The image of a fence is used to describe the confinement of the farmer's wife to the house and farm. "Elis ... he confinement of the farmer's wife to the house and farm. "Elisa stood in front of her wire fence watching the slow progress of the caravan". (p. 90). The fence kept Elisa trapped into her life as a ...

(2 pages) 330 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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Pride and Consequences in A Doll's House and The House of Bernarda AlbaThe House of Bernarda Alba and A Do ... 's House and The House of Bernarda AlbaThe House of Bernarda Alba and A Doll's House, by Frederico Garcia Lorca and Henrik Ibsen respectively, are two similar plays written at different times. In 1964 ... spectively, are two similar plays written at different times. In 1964, Frederico's The House of Bernarda Alba debuted in Madrid Spain, thirty-one years after it's birth in 1933. It pioneered the style ...

(6 pages) 919 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Sometimes" it's Good to be a Man

O'Brien 9J. Shayne O'BrienProfessor SubletteEnglish 130223 November, 2013"Sometimes" it's Good to be a Man Through ... etteEnglish 130223 November, 2013"Sometimes" it's Good to be a Man Throughout history the role men have played in society and in the family has changed dramatically. From prehistoric, hunter/gatherers ... has changed dramatically. From prehistoric, hunter/gatherers to modern, family men, the evolution has been complex and diverse. It seems that the progression has increased its pace in the last centur ...

(9 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Discuss how Ibsen and Strindberg present the protagonists’ relationship in ‘a dolls house’ and ‘Miss Julie’. How far do you agree that Nora overcomes yet Julie succumbs to male dominance?

Discuss how Ibsen and Strindberg present the protagonists' relationship in 'a dolls house' and 'Miss Julie'. How far d ... nt the protagonists' relationship in 'a dolls house' and 'Miss Julie'. How far do you agree that Nora overcomes yet Julie succumbs to male dominance?In both "A Doll's House" and "Miss Julie" the playw ... succumbs to male dominance?In both "A Doll's House" and "Miss Julie" the playwrights gradually reveal a clearer presentation of the dynamics between the couples. In the Victorian Era it was tradition ...

(6 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Money

MengerPhyllis MengerDr. Mary KaiserEnglish 10227 October 2014All About MoneyThe recurring theme that runs throughout A Doll H ... 0227 October 2014All About MoneyThe recurring theme that runs throughout A Doll House is the money, and how it shapes people's lives. A Doll House was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. It is a three-ac ... Doll House was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. It is a three-act play set in the Helmer's middle class living room during a Victorian Christmas in Norway. The plot involves Nora, the main character, ...

(10 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors