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Self Esteem and Bird Imagery in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

In six pages this essay considers the connection between Nora's self esteem and the bird imagery Ibsen employs in A Doll's House. ...

Self Image of Women in the Works of Kate Chopin and Henrik Ibsen

hotel owners son Robert, whose role in life seems to be entertaining the young wives while maintaining a safe enough distance so n...

Wives' Lives in Othello and A Doll's House

In five pages this paper discusses the similarities and differences in wifely roles between Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Oth...

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and Nora's Character

In seven pages this paper presents a character analysis of Nora Helmer as featured in Henrik Ibsen's social drama A Doll's House. ...

Literature and Male Power Myth

the two characters that are struggling to get back into it: Krogstad and Kristina. By comparison, we can see that Torvald deligh...

Euripides' Medea and Ibsen's Nora

society has determined what their roles are and how long they are to enact them. Enter Nora and Medea, who both prove to have min...

Slavery Reflected in the Works of Henrik Ibsen, Frederick Douglass, and Jonathan Swift

In six pages this research paper discusses how slavery manifests itself in one form or another in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Trav...

Theories of Henrik Ibsen and Soren Kierkegaard

This paper examines concepts of paradox and passion, women's social position, and individual autonomy in the philosophy of Soren K...

Love and Marriage Disappointments

the elements that speak of such disappointments. The paper finishes with a brief discussion of the works discussed. Story of an ...

Feminist Theory in Ibsen's, A Doll's House

than an idiot, indicating that he had no real knowledge of who she was. However, as the story progresses she slowly began to emerg...

Antigone of Sophocles and Nora of Ibsen

not a political drama, but the battle of wills between two family members -- Creon and his niece, Antigone. It does not take much ...

Feminist Ideology in Ibsen's, A Doll's House

to represent his wifes ideal, and she was expected to follow his lead without question. In societys view, a woman was incapable o...

Character and Setting in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

her shell, showing her intelligence and her need to be independent and the fact that her husband will not accept and appreciate wh...

Ibsen and Glaspell

overlook the intimate clues that illustrate the wife killed him. The women, who have accompanied the men, slowly put the pieces to...

Act II: Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

and his life. He does not allow, or expect her to be anything more. He berates her like a child for spending money and for eating ...

Nora in A Doll’s House

her husband. She has little identity and really does not seem interested in finding much of an identity. However, as the story evo...

The Problem of Free Will and How It is Treated in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

will is responsible for the subsequent chain of events. Therein is the problem of free will. If it in fact exists, how...

Virginia Woolf and Ibsen

When she is speaking of the characters of Desdemona and Antigone, which is important to examine in order to compare to the charact...

Chopin’s Edna and Ibsen’s Nora

after the stories are done. In the beginning of both of the novels the women seem to be relatively happy, and perhaps ignorant, ...

A Doll’s House and A Raisin in the Sun

in this case. The setting of the plays could also be associated with the setting that relates to money. In both plays one of the...

A Doll’s House, Trifles and Keeping Secrets

of the men involved. The men want things in absolutes, black and white; the women can tolerate ambiguity. In Noras case, things ar...

"A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen

This essay asserts that Ibsen's play "A Doll's House" presents a convincing argument that a woman could be herself, that is, an au...

Contextual, Cultural, and Historical Influences on Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 Social Drama, A Doll’s House

of Norway. Interestingly, Ibsen observed a year before the completion of A Dolls House in his text Notes for a Modern Tragedy, "T...

A Doll's House Examined Critically

an absent father. Although it is not obvious, her fathers absence lies at the bottom of her plight. To support her sick mother and...

Societal Struggles of Women

enough, women have generally not had the political voice that would allow for such demands. In fact, in the United States women ha...

Malevolent Characters and the Catalysts Represented by Their Actions

her own backbone and eventually would have left Torvald. Krogstad does not purposely cause the marital strife, some would argue, b...

Past Plays and Their Present Relevance

and the people they know are not perfect. This offers us realism in a very powerful manner. At the same time, however, it is also ...

Sacrifice According to Herman Melville, Henrik Ibsen, and Shirley Jackson

one of the most essential elements of sacrifice, especially in a religious context, is that the action is performed willingly, and...

Nora Helmer's Innocence in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

husband Torvald, belittle their women and define their mates based on their potential as a companion, housekeeper, and the ability...

Society and Women's Place According to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Henrik Ibsen

part of his micro-manipulation of Noras behavior. For example, he jokingly calls her his "Miss Sweet Tooth" as he grills her about...