Essays Tagged: "Torvald"

Burning Down the Doll House.....In the play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen because of the slamming door, and all that went before it, most readers would identify with Nora and not Torvald.

rrowed a large sum of money, forged her father's signature, and went on to pay it off with hopes of Torvald never hearing of it. The play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a relat ... by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a relationship that was terribly structured. The marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer had many problems, because of the slamming door, and all that went before it ...

(5 pages) 366 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Burning Down the Doll House

rrowed a large sum of money, forged her father's signature, and went on to pay it off with hopes of Torvald never hearing of it. The play A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a relat ... by Henrik Ibsen, is a prime example of a relationship that was terribly structured. The marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer had many problems, because of the slamming door, and all that went before it ...

(5 pages) 57 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

An Analysis of Irony in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, Torvald and his wife, Nora, live a middle class, conservative life with three children. Nora stays a ... is wife, Nora, live a middle class, conservative life with three children. Nora stays at home while Torvald works as a manager at a bank. Previously, when Torvald was sick, Nora forged her father's si ... vald was sick, Nora forged her father's signature on a bond to receive money for a trip to Italy so Torvald could recover. Only Nils Krogstad, another man at the bank, and Nora's best friend, Linde, k ...

(3 pages) 171 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Women in 'A Dolls House'

seek out her individuality. From the very first lines of the play, we notice the status quo between Torvald and Nora. Torvald is the stereotypically strong, dignified husband while Nora is "little sky ... ypically strong, dignified husband while Nora is "little skylark twittering" (Hurt and Wilke 1327). Torvald's continual reference to Nora using bird names parallels Nora's image of herself. For exampl ...

(6 pages) 115 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Anagnorisis of the 'gilded cage': Comparative study of the female protagonists in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen and "Miss Julie" by August Strindberg

both stifled by men, though unaware of it. In A Doll's House the metaphor "little skylark" used by Torvald in a playful yet demeaning tone signifies that Nora is a bird that is weak and small, but st ... lay play a significant role in the overall motif. In A Doll's house it is implied that the house is Torvald's; Torvald meaning ruler, Nora's ruler. Torvald has provided Nora with a comfortable home bu ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Importance of Respect In a Marriage

age counselor, it is my job to explaint the role of respect in a marriage as it relates to Nora and Torvald Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Respect for each other and for yourselves is essentia ... e. Respect for each other and for yourselves is essential for a healthy relationship.To begin with, Torvald, you need to treat your wife as your equal. Mariage is an equal partnership. Just because No ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Untitled

ed against a female character who is rebellious to the traditional social order. In A Doll's House, Torvald is the dominating character manipulating his wife and treating her like a doll. In The House ... 169) was said in a comparison between Adela's mother and grandmother. In the play, A Doll's House, Torvald allows his pride to come between him and his wife, causing a deceitful marriage. Torvald onc ...

(6 pages) 919 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The doll house

This is a review about the story "The doll house" Nora leavs her husband, Torvald, and Nora are attempting to start a new life. However, as time goes on she realizes that it ... ime goes on she realizes that it is impossible to live without her children. She also realizes that Torvald is the love of her life. Filled with guilt and loneliness, she humbly returns to her family ... t many changes have to take place for the family to move forward. Nora immediately confronts Torvald upon her return, and she knows exactly what she wants to discuss with him. She tells Torvald ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Hedda Gabler

as the only man to ask for her hand, and was stuck in a loveless relationship. Whereas Nora married Torvald, because she fell in love with him when they were younger. Hedda is living in an apol ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Hamlet

tmas gifts contradicts her resourcefulness in scrounging and buying cheap clothing; her defiance of Torvald by eating forbidden Macaroons contradicts the submission of her opinions, including the deci ... parent (226). She needs to be more to her children than an empty figurehead. From this point, when Torvald is making a speech about the effects of a deceitful mother, until the final scene, Nora prog ...

(17 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The road to independence

s portray her as a very unhappy woman. By analyzing Nora's treatment by her father, her marriage to Torvald, and the Victorian time period in which they lived, and process of events which lead to her ... s in how to handle herself.Instead of a precious marriage full of love and commitment, Nora married Torvald, a man who mirrored her father in every aspect. Torvald took Nora's father's role, leaving N ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Form And Structure Of A Dolls House By Ibsen

e Ibsen・s .A Dolls House・ has two strands to the main plot; one being Nora and Torvald・s relationship (linking Krogstad) and the other, an underlining sub-plot involving Ch ... erisation i.e.. good or bad.the actors would speak in cliche to convey emotions to the audience (as Torvald speaks to Nora) Nora・s frenzied dancing of the tarantella is melodramatic although Ib ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Book Review on Nora the Squirrel

the attachment we sometimes make without realizing it, until it is too late. Nora's husband Torvald Helmer calls her his "little squirrel." One might be able to relate this to the childish and ... tle squirrel." One might be able to relate this to the childish and immature ways that Nora has and Torvald continually makes her feels smallness within herself. Nora is a thoughtful person and giving ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss the depiction of power in Antigone by Sophocles and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.

sistent with Ibsen's realistic approach. Power is symbolised through Nora's financial dependence on Torvald and the dominance of males over females.In contrast, Sophocles was not concerned with realis ... pport of '[t]he people of Thebes' (146). A parallel power struggle occurs in A Doll's House between Torvald and Nora. Torvald's unabated dominance over Nora causes him to become complacent in her lack ...

(7 pages) 18 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen Symbolisation through props

rantella are all symbols that are used by Ibsen to convey to the audience that the life of Nora and Torvald isn't what it seems to the naked eye. The doors in the 'doll's house' set, are emphasised, t ... The doors in the 'doll's house' set, are emphasised, to symbolise the separate 'world's ' Nora and Torvald live in; the illusive macaroons symbolise the control Torvald has over his wife and the wild ...

(4 pages) 30 1 4.3 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Sacrafices to Social Appearances: A Comparative Analysis between Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Iben's A Doll's House.

in trying to fill social appearances. It is just the opposite for those like Leonce Pontellier and Torvald Helmer, who are both seemingly willing to sacrifice it all for social appearances, even the ... has been playing the part of a doll, which as she says, "was simply transferred" from her father to Torvald, never given the opportunity to take care of herself or determine the path of her own life, ...

(6 pages) 10 1 5.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

A Doll's House

remarkable thing is that in contemporary society these issues are still relevant. Nora, the wife of Torvald, is faced with a huge dilemma at the end of the play, to stay with her husband and children ... be living her life as she would want to which is the problem she is faced with. On the other hand, Torvald believes that Nora’s sacred duty is to her husband and children before herself. “F ...

(4 pages) 353 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Two of the Same Person

to get her way nonetheless. Nora knows she is attractive and she knows that she has great pull over Torvald. When he asks her what she wants for Christmas, she flirts with him by playing with his coat ... Not a single thing more, for being so naughty” (Ibsen46). In order to get Dr. Rank to speak to Torvald on Krogstad’s behalf, she flirts with Dr. Rank. She is fully aware what her sexual allu ...

(3 pages) 870 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Significance of food items in August Strindberg’s Miss Julie and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

erg. "Was little Miss Sweet-Tooth naughty in town today?"(Ibsen, 13) The accusatory tone underlying Torvald Helmer's playful question to Nora can easily be detected by the audience at the beginning of ... r ego to the audience by lying about the macaroons; that of her desire to express independence from Torvald's appearance-oriented lifestyle. This lifestyle reflects also in Torvald's critical tone as ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

a doll's house

ue selves. Nora, throughout the play, is a character who has an impeccable use of role-play. She is Torvald's loving and childish wife, and unknowingly, even to herself, a strong, independent woman. A ... As the play progresses, Nora's persona shifts from that of the everyday playful trophy wife seen by Torvald and friends, to that of a self-empowering, willing woman; an identity in the 1800s that was ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing