Essays Tagged: "Ibsen"

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

In reading Ibsen's A Doll's House today, one may find it hard to imagine how daring it seemed at the time it wa ... most important obligation is to please Torvald, making her role similar to that of a slave.Many of Ibsen's works are problem plays in which he leaves the conclusion up to the reader. The problem in A ...

(3 pages) 273 1 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Ibsens "Doll House"

'A Doll's House' is classified under the 'second phase' of HenrikIbsen's career. It was during this period which he made the transitionfrom mythical and historical d ... ike acts of disobedience(259). This inferior role from which Nora progressed is extremelyimportant. Ibsen in his 'A Doll's House' depicts the role of women assubordinate in order to emphasize the need ... phasize the facets of a relationship inwhich women play a dependent role: finance, power, and love. Ibsenattracts our attention to these examples to highlight the overallsubordinate role that a woman ...

(5 pages) 154 2 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A Push to Freedom. Speaks of Ibsen's "A doll house"

Sometime after the publication of 'A Doll's House', Henrik Ibsenspoke at a meeting of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights. Heexplained to the group, ' ... nd Torvald, every character in thisplay is trapped in a situation of unturth. In 'Ghosts', the play Ibsen wrotedirectly after 'A Doll's House', the same conflict is the basis of the play.Because Mrs. ... Like 'A Doll's House', 'Ghosts' can bemisinterpreted as simply an attack on the religious values of Ibsen'ssociety. While this is certainly an important aspect of the play, it is not,however, Ibsen's ...

(5 pages) 229 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Analysis of the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen, according to Ibsen's own life. Ties of the life to Ibsen's Own.

e number of followers and rivals their work of literature has. In the play A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, elements such as characters, illness and money during the duration of the play are directly t ... elements such as characters, illness and money during the duration of the play are directly tied to Ibsen's life.To understand the links to A Doll's House from Ibsen's life, one must first understand ...

(7 pages) 230 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How did Henrik Ibsen's work develop in relationship to the conventions of Realist Theatre?

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen was born at a time when social and political injustice were either avoided or ignored. During ... ocial problems of 19th and 20th century, spread towards Norway. Inspired by conventions of realism, Ibsen developed his realist plays to support these growing realist ideas. All his important plays (A ... ist ideas. All his important plays (A Doll's House, Ghost, Pillars of Society, Hedda Gabler) voiced Ibsen's attempts to allow the audience and people of the time to seriously question the inequality b ...

(4 pages) 90 1 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A Doll's House

A Doll's House as TragedyHenrik Ibsen's A Doll's House can be seen as defining modern tragedy, and Ibsen's innate ability at creatin ... er left by the dead Tiffany, and whether this letter would be presented to the police or destroyed. Ibsen creates a near-identical scenario between Torvald and Nora concerning Krogstad's letter disclo ... closing the details of her loan.A development of these ideas can be traced in the preliminary notes Ibsen made before writing A Doll's House, entitled Notes for a Modern Tragedy (1878). This phrase it ...

(40 pages) 412 4 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ibsen Biography

Henrik Ibsen was born on March 20, 1828 in Skien Norway. His parents were Knud and Marichen Altenburg. His ... tenburg. His family was in the trade of timber and his father was a dist- iller of Schnapps. All of Ibsen's ancestors were sailors and sea captains. Ibsen had four brothers and one sister, the oldest ... in a month of his birth. All of his other brothers and sister lived to be an adult. Ibsen was schooled for three years from the age of thirteen to fifteen, his favorite subjects were r ...

(3 pages) 13 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

English Extension Thesis

are a part." The two texts that have been set for study are "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen and a collection of poems by Robert Browning. The first supplementary text chosen for study is ... ch prevent the individual from achieving fulfillment in the society of which they are a part.Henrik Ibsen was born on the 20th March 1828 at Skien a small town in Norway. From the age of eight Ibsen h ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heinrich Ibsen Biography

declare bankruptcy. The poverty and poor schooling of his early years left a lasting impression on Ibsen, fostering a rebellious, belligerent and rowdy attitude. Flouting social conventions, which wo ... d rowdy attitude. Flouting social conventions, which would become a theme throughout his life, teen Ibsen began engaging in practical jokes, drunkeness, gambling, and sex, and fathering an illegimate ...

(2 pages) 475 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hedda gabler 2

er's fictional reality not only offers us the opportunity to observe the art and social concerns of Ibsen's day, but extends to us a paradigm by which we may compare and evaluate the principles of our ... the differences of culture and period now put a certain distance between ourselves and the subject, Ibsen was most emphatic that his characters were representative of actual human beings. Although in ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Henrik Ibsen Commentary

In the essay Ibsen, Anatol Lunacharsky argues that Henrik Ibsen, despite protests in his plays, did not know what ... his subjects, nor predict a bright future for them. Moreover, the author makes a second point that Ibsen, a petty bourgeois himself, recognized the many vices of the middle class and therefore, resen ... nt in the author's argument, and agree with the second point because of the author's analyzation of Ibsen's plays, as well as his interpretation of Ibsen's poetry. To understand the fallacies p ...

(6 pages) 801 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Hedda Gabbler: Text And Context

that women should be given exactly the same rights, responsibilities and power a man should. Since Ibsen himself was a feministic this stage drama has been made to support the views of feminism. This ... the views of feminism. This is shown throughout the entire novel, but it is through the ending that Ibsen truly puts forth his views. In the end of this stage drama, Ibsen has Hedda Gabbler kill herse ...

(4 pages) 810 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Form And Structure Of A Dolls House By Ibsen

Form and Structure Ibsen・s .A Dolls House・ has two strands to the main plot; one being Nora and To ... e other, an underlining sub-plot involving Christine and Krogstad.With in the structure of the play Ibsen uses this parallel situation to highlight certain aspects of each character, for example the s ... of each character, for example the sobriety of Christine to the careless child like manner of Nora.Ibsen uses many different styles of from and structure to make sure the audience is grasped by his p ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House

How Society is Portrayed in "A Doll's House" In "A Doll's House", Ibsen illustrates how society dictates our attitudes and behaviors. Yet he also subtly gives the rea ... them as Nora decides to do. Most readers and critics of "A Doll's House" assume that the point that Ibsen was trying to get across was that women should have equal rights and be treated equally. Howev ... to get across was that women should have equal rights and be treated equally. However, according to Ibsen's Women, Ibsen had no intention of being a feminist writer in any sense and vehemently denied ...

(6 pages) 83 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How illuminating is it to read Ibsen's drama in feminist terms?

How illuminating is it to read Ibsen's drama in feminist terms?The "woman question" raised by Ibsen's plays has been greatly debate ... two other plays Hedda Gabbler and A Doll's House are more complex. The relevant question is whether Ibsen is writing about the rights of women or of human rights in general. Either way Ibsen caused gr ... in his time and raised important social issues that remain relevant even now. But in what terms did Ibsen intend us to read his plays? A Doll's House is the perfect example to examine this.The critics ...

(8 pages) 22 0 4.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ibsen's realism vs. Videogame realism

ings which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.”– Jean CocteauIn 1879, Henrik Ibsen introduced a concept in his play A Doll’s House which would change the world of theatre f ... y that enveloped the nation it was not well received. People disliked seeing truth on-stage in what Ibsen himself called a “contemporary tragedy,” as it was taboo to have families who were n ...

(10 pages) 18 0 4.5 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Henrik Ibsen has masterfully infused symbolic elements into his work A Doll's House. The plot has been care ... ors and canonical texts are interspersed within the play at various intervals.Through the symbolism Ibsen has successfully explored various themes, by manipulating the characters. Writing about the re ... successfully explored various themes, by manipulating the characters. Writing about the realism in Ibsen's plays, Kimball King noted in his analysis of the symbolism in A Doll's House, "A Doll's Hous ...

(9 pages) 20 0 3.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The theme in Ibsen's A Doll's House

The Theme in Ibsen's A Doll's HouseThe Doll's house is one of the strongest plays that Ibsen has produced in the ... The predominant theme in A Doll's house is that of gender role. One of the most obvious issues that Ibsen brings to his audience is that of nineteenth century gender roles.Nora, the wife of Torvald He ... Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer and the mother of three children plays a fundamental role in Herik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'. Nora is shown to be repressed and oppressed, held back from accomplishing ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Dolls house diction

erature to advance the feminist movement that continues to this day. One such propagator was Henrik Ibsen, whose controversial play A Doll's House conveyed ideas of female empowerment through the inte ... d, but eventually faces her own disillusionments to escape her restricted lifestyle. In contrast to Ibsen's style of realism, most plays during the 1800s were characterized by external conflicts that ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors