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A Doll's House Themes

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Victoria Arevalo

on 29 May 2015

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Transcript of A Doll's House Themes

European and American women in the nineteenth century lived in an age characterized by gender inequality. In a male dominant society, women enjoyed few legal, social, or political rights . Women were expected to remain obedient to their fathers and husbands. Their occupational choices were also extremely limited. Middle- and upper-class women generally remained home, caring for their children and running the household.


Feminism vs Masculinity
According to Krogstad, why should Nora help him get his job back?

In what ways have Nora's lies weakened her marriage?

What consequences did Nora's actions bring to her family and husband?


Respect and Reputation
A Doll's House
The Victorian era was a period in history in which one's reputation was of great importance. Society during this time, disapproved social themes such as equal rights, public scandal and suicide because it was considered against their cultural/religious ideas of a "normal" society.
Respect and Reputation
During the 1900s, Women played very little roles in society, Middle- and upper-class women generally remained home, caring for their children and running the household and had little to no social and political rights. The thought of women becoming independent was unthinkable during his time, therefore most women relied completely on their husband and "served" to please them.
Love
Respect and Reputation
Love
Feminism vs Masculinity
Lies and Deceit
By : Victoria Arevalo, Lidia Ramirez,
Anna Henriquez and Jorge Vazquez

Feminism vs Masculinity
TORVALD:
"Is it my little squirrel bustling about? ...Come, come my little skylark..." (Act I pg. 6-7)


TORVALD:
"It is already known at the Bank that I mean to dismiss Krogstad. Is it to get about now that the new manager has changed his mind at his wife's bidding." (Act II pg. 42)

NORA:
"What do you consider my most sacred duties?"
TORVALD:
"...your duties to your husband and your children." (Act III pg. 78)



Lies and Deceit
HELMER:
"Hasn't Miss Sweet Tooth been breaking rules in town today?....Taken a bite at a macaroon or two?"
NORA:
"No, Torvald." (Act I Pg.9)

HELMER:
"Do you remember last Christmas? For a full three weeks beforehand you shut yourself up every evening till long after midnight, making ornaments for the Christmas tree...
NORA
: " oh, you shouldn't tease me about that again. How could I help the cats going in and tearing everything to pieces? (Act I Pg.9)

HELMER:
"What is this? Someone has been at the lock....Here is a broken hairpin. Nora, it is one of yours."
NORA: Then it must have been the children­­" (Act III Pg.69)
Lies and Deceit
Respect and Reputation

TORVALD:
“Yes, it is true! I am saved! Nora, I am saved!” (Act III pg. 73)

TORVALD:
"Your father's reputation as a public official was not above suspicion. Mine is." (Act II Pg. 41)

KROGSTAD:
“Have you forgotten that it is I who have the keeping of your reputation? Well, now. I have warned you. Do not do anything foolish.” (Act II pg. 53)


Love
Why does Nora compare her relationship with Torvald to the one with her and "Papa" ? How are they similar/different?

What was the real reason why Nora and Torvald were still together? Was it "true love"?

What do you think made Nora realize the reality in which she had been living?
Love
A typical marriage in the 19th century was controlled by the male figure. Women were thought to be more religious than men, and were therefore considered pure and honest. Due to this idea that society painted about women, it was believed they were incapable to commit a sin such as lying to anyone, especially their significant other.
Lies and Deceit
According to the play, why are women's capabilities limited to housework and child care?

Why does Torvald refer to Nora as his "Most precious
possesion
" ?

What does Torvald mean by " I'm your husband, aren't I"?
Feminism vs Masculinity
Questions, Comments, Concerns?
NORA:
"You know how devotedly, how inexpressibly deeply Torvald loves me; he would never for a moment hesitate to give his life for me." (Act II Pg.47)

NORA:
"Yes, a wonderful thing!--But it is so terrible, Christine; it mustn't happen, not for all the world." (Act II Pg. 54)

HELMER
: "Now you have destroyed all my happiness. You have ruined all my future." (Act III Pg. 72)
Sources
www.Shmoop.com
www.Wikipedia.com
http://anthro.palomar.edu
www.enotes.com/topics/feminism/critical-essays/women-19th-century






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Themes

Why do you think Nora's responses towards Torvald's complaints are so short and emotionless?

According to the play, Who do you think cares more about their reputation, men or women?

How are some characters affected by the reputation of their ancestors? Why?


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