Essays Tagged: "Nora"

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

makes it seem almost contemporary.In Act I, there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have. It seems that Nora is a doll controlled by Torvald. She relies on him for eve ... s puppet master for all of its actions. The most obvious example of Torvald's physical control over Nora is his reteaching her the tarantella. Nora pretends that she needs Torvald to teach her every m ...

(3 pages) 273 1 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Myth of Perfection, semi-philosophical comparitive essay comparing "A Doll's House" by Ibsen and "The Metamorphosis" by Kafka

ily expects him to be, he inadvertently turns his life into an insectoid existence. Likewise, when Nora from 'A Doll's House' tries to live up to her husband's expectations of a perfect wife, she bui ... , Gregor turns what is usually an admirable quality into a self-destructive one.In the same way, Nora allows too much power to Helmer, and finds herself in the uncomfortable position of having her ...

(5 pages) 87 0 4.3 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Prenatel Dianosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects

reasons for theimportance of prenatal diagnosis, heredity disorders, and disfiguring birthdefects.(Nora,1989).Fabry disease is a biochemical disorder caused by a missing enzyme. (Mulinsky,1989). A co ... es in the body because of the missingenzyme which would ordinarily break this compound into pieces.(Nora,1989). Thismissing enzyme causes kidney and blood-vessel problems that lead to high bloodpressu ...

(8 pages) 114 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Courage and Cowardice in A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler

een or within characters. Henrik Ibsen's work, A Doll's House is no exception. Ibsen's play studies Nora's early courage and her confirmation of that courage at the end of the play. Nora's strength of ... on a loan, and the repercussions of that act, provide much of the driving force for the drama. But Nora's great choice remains until the last act. She speaks of "the most wonderful thing," she has co ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Origin of Emma and Nora, From Henrik Ibsens "A doll's house" and Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"

ly were their views? And what drove these two authors tocreate two of their most famous characters: Nora, from "A Dolls House", andEmma from Madame Bovary? An insight into the background of these auth ... ouse", andEmma from Madame Bovary? An insight into the background of these authorsreveals that both Nora and Emma are reflections of social and political viewpointsof their authors, and are at least p ...

(4 pages) 110 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

n of untruth or inadequate truth which conceals conflict andcontradiction ( ). In 'A Doll's House', Nora's independent nature is incontradiction the tyrannical authority of Torvald. This conflict is c ... way they both hide their true selves from society, each other, andultimately themselves. Just like Nora and Torvald, every character in thisplay is trapped in a situation of unturth. In 'Ghosts', the ...

(5 pages) 229 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Mavis Gallant story, "Bernadette"

his is what makes Bernadette'spredicament so difficult to overcome. As well, the family ties betweenNora and Robbie are explored. Their family relationship is one based ondependence, and without this ... for her in theheavens.The Knights were a couple that were brought together byconvenience and fears. Nora was concord by the fear of not being incontrol, she had to be the one person everyone depended ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nora Perceived by Other Characters in "A doll's house" by Ibsen

Nora Perceived by Other CharactersIn the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. M ... ly. A Doll¹s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nora to le ... catalyst that forces Nora to leave her family. Many people had found it difficult to understand how Nora could dessert her husband and children. In the Victorian Age it was not only unheard of to walk ...

(11 pages) 205 0 3.7 Dec/1992

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A Response Paper to "A Dolls House" by Henrik Ibsen

y as I am sure they wished. Men were able to run the household through kind or cruel intentions. In Nora's case Torvald was a kind man, however it seemed to me that he was always belittling her with s ... an, however it seemed to me that he was always belittling her with subtle, gentle verbal abuse that Nora absorbed like a sponge. Nora tolerated these actions as long as there was security for her and ...

(2 pages) 188 2 2.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Women's starvation in the early 20th century.

nated society, men subjugated the women, who were forced into a life of confinement and limitation. Nora from Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House and the narrator from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short ... en in the lowest division, and they resolve to triumph over their husbands and free their souls. As Nora and "Charlotte" suffer from the starvation of independence, they struggle to escape their husba ...

(6 pages) 121 3 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Essay on Henry Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

sbands consent" and "This is shocking, how you would neglect your most sacred duties," referring to Nora's plan to desert her home, her husband and her children without considering what others would s ... nated society. Torvald also does his best to keep his wife in line because it reflects off himself. Nora, Torvalds wife, enjoyed the fact that she was going to inherit a more than fair sum of money wi ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Nora was a victim and victimizer in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

he past what we see is very shocking. Such is the case in a Doll House by Henrik Ibsen. Here we see Nora presented as a victim of her father and male dominated society; however she also plays the role ... society; however she also plays the role of victimizer against her husband, family, and friends. As Nora takes both sides of the conflict we see how she is forced into both roles.Nora plays with Dr. R ...

(4 pages) 182 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Henry Ibsen's "A Doll House" .

aw judge a female? This was the point that Henry Ibsen brought to light in the play "A Doll House". Nora is a representation of the female conscience struggling to make sense of a male world.Throughou ... tation of the female conscience struggling to make sense of a male world.Throughout the first scene Nora is portrayed as the perfect wife. She is beautiful and charming, everything a powerful man like ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Henrik Ibsen's play, 'A Doll's House.'

Nora, the dominant character in the literary drama "A Doll's House", is impacted by numerous societa ... mmon disregard for women concerning respect, monetary control, employment, and public behavior that Nora faced.Foremost, women did not receive respect from men. This is evident in "A Doll's House" whe ... Foremost, women did not receive respect from men. This is evident in "A Doll's House" when Torvald, Nora's husband, refers to her by immature titles such as little lark', 'little squirrel', 'featherhe ...

(1 pages) 80 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House".

In Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House", the central theme is Nora's rebellion against society and everything that was expected of her. Nora shows this by breakin ... ok, clean, make everything perfect around the house, and do whatever else that was expected of them.Nora's first rebellion was when she took out a loan so that she could pay for her husband, Torvald's ... he was. He called her a "poor helpless little creature". A perfect example of Torvald's control and Nora's submissiveness was when she got him to re-teach her the tarantella. She already knew the danc ...

(3 pages) 65 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Symbolism in A Doll's House

e characters. A few of the symbols are the macaroons, the Tarantella dance, and the Christmas tree. Nora lies about the macaroons twice, the first time to Torvald and the second time to Dr. Rank. Nora ... g about eating the macaroons because she feels she is at fault for disobeying. The macaroons denote Nora's dishonesty, which also alludes to her act of committing objectionable, underhanded deeds. The ...

(3 pages) 162 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Woody Guthrie Life in the 1930's

0's. Guthrie's childhood was a heartbreaking experience. The family fell apart when Woody's mother, Nora, set her husband, Charley, on fire with a kerosene lamp. Charley survived and went to Pampa, Te ... ire with a kerosene lamp. Charley survived and went to Pampa, Texas, to live with his sister, while Nora was institutionalized for the rest of her life. Woody's younger siblings went to Pampa while he ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Nora-Sakari: A Proposed Joint Venture In Malaysia

Marketing Research and Management in SEACase Analysis:Nora-Sakari:A Proposed Joint VentureIn MalaysiaSubmission date: 03.03.2004Nanyang Technological Univ ... ip-Focus vs. Deal Focus 2Formal vs. Informal 4Time and Scheduling- Monochromic vs. Polychronic 5Why Nora should contact Kuusisto in Helsinki. 6Why shouldn't Nora contact Kuusisto in Helsinki? 9Conclus ... ion? 13Proposal number one: 14Proposal number two: 15The actual results of the negotiations between Nora and Sakari 16IntroductionThis case is about Nora, one of the leading suppliers of telecom solut ...

(20 pages) 501 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

A Doll's House Characters

antagonist in A Doll's House, but he is not necessarily a villain. Though his willingness to allow Nora's torment to continue is cruel, Krogstad is not without sympathy for her. As he says, "Even mon ... nders, hacks, well, a man like me, can have a little of what you call feeling, you know." He visits Nora to check on her, and he discourages her from committing suicide. Moreover, Krogstad has reasona ...

(4 pages) 82 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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?

t 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 understands one side of life, and ... never changes his opinions. The main points that never changes are: prejudges, the way he looks at Nora, selfishness, and his understanding of society. Then on the other hand there happens a huge cha ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers