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A Doll's House vs A Streetcar Named Desire

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Christian DiPippa

on 4 December 2013

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Transcript of A Doll's House vs A Streetcar Named Desire

A Doll House vs A Streetcar Named Desire
Secrets
Symbol
Resolution
Blanche is taken away to a mental hospital
Stella is distraught that her sister has been taken away
Stella stays with Stanley despite his abuse and infidelity
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Doll House
Torvald forgives Nora when Krogstad sends the note back to her
Nora realizes that Torvald never loved her, he just loved her for what she did
Torvald never offered to take the blame for Nora out of love because he was selfish
Nora leaves Torvald and the children and never wants to see them again
Stanley doesn't truly love Stella, his intense desire and Stella's desire keeps them together.
Torvald doesn't love Nora and their relationship is fake. Nora realizes that Torvald is a selfish man and she has strength to leave her husband
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Doll House
Nora told Torvald that the money she borrowed for their trip to Italy was from her father.
She never told him that she borrowed the money from Krogstad and signed the contract with a forged signature.
Both Stella and Nora keep their secrets to protect their loved ones
Stella wants to keep her pregnancy a secret and she tells Stanley not tell Blanche
A Streetcar named Desire
A Doll House
Blanche's trunk
Krogstad's letter
Both are symbols of their secrets
Blanche's trunk hides all her secrets of Belle Reve and her life before coming to Stella and Stanley's
Krogstad's letter reveals all of Nora's secrets of her debt and forgery
Characterization
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Doll House
Stanley and Stella
Stanley has tremendous influence on Stella and he controls her
Stanley uses force and lust to control Stella
Stella is dependent on Stanley and is overcome with desire for him
Stanley does not care what other people think of him
Both Stanley and Torvald treat their wives differently, but they both have control over them.
In the end Nora and Stella see things differently
Stella stays with Stanley because of her intense desire for him
Stella's desire shields her from reality and she does not see Stanley's control over her
Nora leaves Torvald because she does not love him anymore and she can finally see his control over her
Nora realizes she has just been acting as a doll under Torvald's control, and she has the willpower to leave
Torvald and Nora
Torvald controls Nora by treating her as if she were younger and inferior
Torvald guides Nora and protects her
Torvald cares about what other people think of him and his reputation is everything
Marriage
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Doll House
The marriage of Stanley and Stella is built upon aggression and lust
They have an intense relationship despite their differences in social background
Nora and Torvald's relationship is more traditional
They both come from the same class and appear to have a very strong, stable relationship
Nora and Torvald's marriage falls apart due to their differences that are made apparent at the end of the play
They do not understand each other and there is a disconnect between them
Stanley and Stella stay together because their desire for each other covers all of their problems
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