A Doll’s House quiz that tests what you know about Henrik Ibsen, and the historical events that influenced A Doll’s House.
Directed by Patrick Garland. With Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott. Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and lives in fear of her husband finding out, and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But.
A Doll’’s House by Henrik Ibsen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this docu-ment file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State.A Doll’s House ends with the sound of a. A door slamming b. A vehicle accelerating c. A slap d. A gunshot 34. What is the significance of the macaroons? a. They show Torvald’s dominance over Nora b. They show Torvald’s concern for Nora’s health c. They show his distaste for childishness d. They show his distaste for unnecessary expenses 35. Why is Nora sneaking macaroons significant? a.Nora, in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, loved her husband so much that she committed forgery just for the sake of his wellbeing. Susan Glaspell’s character in Trifles, Mrs. Wright, murders her husband after she discovers that he killed the one most precious thing to her, her pet bird. It was out of love that these women committed illegal crimes. Nora wanted her husband to be healthy.
The following quotes examine morality and sense of agency in 19th-century Norway, as the character in Ibsen's A Doll's House are embroiled in the contradictions of the values they live by.Read More
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The Significance of the Title A Doll's House The title of A Doll's House is symbolically significant as well as highly suggestive of the message that Ibsen seems to have intended to convey through the play. There are two important aspects of the play, which the title directly points to: the doll and the house. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) The doll represents Nora the central character, and the.Read More
The second play he wrote in this period was A Doll’s House. Worldwide sensation. Ibsen borrowed the broad outlines of the story for A Doll’s House from a woman he knew, Laura Kieler (Kieler wrote a novel that was a sequel to his play Brand, and she asked him for an endorsement to help get it published; Ibsen refused). In 1876, Kieler forged her husband’s signature to borrow money; her.Read More
A Doll’s House is a revolutionary play that exposes the defects of the Victorian patriarchal society. It is the triumph of the woman over all hindrances whether social, masculine, or economic. Once I finished reading the play, I was left in a reflective state. I thought about the universality of the woman figure portrayed in Ibsen’s play. Now, about 130 years after the publication of.Read More
A Doll's House has few stage directions indicating tone of voice, so there is a great deal of freedom in the manner in which the actor can play the part Torvald. He can be played like a patriarchal tyrant or a fatuous, passive-aggressive sexist. The second option is, perhaps, the better choice; Torvald’s utter obliviousness to his own oppressive behavior is a driving force in the play. He.Read More
The play A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, offers a critique of the superficial marriage between Nora and Torvald Helmer. Written in 1879, the play describes the problems which ensue after Nora secretly and illegally takes out a loan from a local bank in order to save Torvald’s life.Read More
The A Doll's House quotes below are all either spoken by The nursemaid or refer to The nursemaid. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes.Read More
A need for money affects all the major characters in A Doll’s House.In the beginning of the play it is revealed that Torvald was recently promoted and will receive “a big fat income,” however he still chastises Nora for spending too much, arguing that they need to be cautious financially. Mrs. Linde is in desperate need of a job following the death of her husband, and after her.Read More