A Doll's House
Helmer: Just think how a guilty man like that has to lie and play the hypocrite with every one, how he has to wear a mask in the presence of those near and dear to him, even before his own wife and children. And about the children- that is the most terrible part of it all, Nora....more
Helmer: Because such an atmosphere of lies infects and poisons the whole life of a home. Each breath the children take in such a house is full of the germs of evil.
Nora (coming nearer him): Are you sure of that
(This is why I didn't do so well in your class, isn't it, Mr. S?)
i think there's so much about this play as a historical document that i appreciate and enjoy and love that sometimes i forget it's supposed to be a PLAY.
that said, i don't think nora was *supposed* to be entirely sympathetic. i think her annoying behaviors are supposed to get on your nerves - but somewhere, i think, Ibsen hoped that you would see the way she acts is not simply who...more
She leaves her husband and her children because she feels it is for their benefit..
her husband accused her of being a "child-wife"she feels that he was right, that she is a child who knows nothing of the world. Since she knows so little about...more
آثار نمایشی هنریک ایبسن مانند زندگ...more
I'll answer, "Why not?" even though I felt like docking off one at first. Well, the reason is Nora and the last few dialogues of the play and probably my obsession with feminism (thanks to Ms. Atwood!)
The play overwhelmed me so much that I am now ready to disagree with anyone who has anything to say against Nora and hit all those who call Ibsen a destroyer of domestic felicity. All I have to say is if you want to know why they call Ibsen "the father of pro...more
It was interesting to see how both Nora and her husband handled a crisis under pressure. Nora acted independently of her husband in order to save his life, while her husband responds selfishly and ungratefully when faced with the revelation of Nora's act.
Nora proved very moving in her realization that the man she...more
No wonder people hate feminists! If t...more
For a couple of days, I have been pondering what the masculine counterpart to a feminist is. I threw the question out to my family, and my 15-year-old daughter said, “You mean a jerk?” I think that s...more
Tanika Gupta transposes the setting of Ibsen's classic play to India in1879 where Nora is an Indian woman married to Torvald, an English man working for the British Colonial Administration in Calcutta. Nora risks her own reputation in order to save her husband's and in the process discovers herself. This new version of A Doll's House takes a fresh look at the play shining a light on British colonial history and race relations as well as gender politics and class.
Henrik Ibsen's classic play in a new version by Tanika Gupta, set in India in 1879.
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BBC blurb - Tanika Gupta transposes the setting of Ibsen's classic play to India in1879 where Nora is an Indian woman married to Torvald, an English man working for the British Colonial Administration in Calcutta. Nora risks her own reputation in order to...more
This was my first time reading anything by Henrik Ibsen. I did enjoy myself quite a bit, I felt the ending was a bit too abrupt but the build-up was excellent, I felt like I was getting to know all the main players. On the other hand, Ibsen probably thought if he was Nora he'd say fuck it and hightail it outta there at that exact point so I'm leaving that last star blank for uncertainty.
So, A Doll's House is a 3 act play featuring Nora, Torvald her husband, Mrs...more
I wish I could have gotten the grasp of it a bit better myself, but it's still good to me.
This is the story a dysfunctional marriage that didn't start with the right foot (Nora married Helmer to be able to keep her children and take care of his sick father). Now the situation is even worse and seems to be hopelessly going down.
I think I don't agree with the feminist lecture which only focuses on two points of the...more
The play is about Nora Helmer, a married woman whose husband Torvald is patronizing, controlling, and obsessed with being in charge of everything around him. Nora plays the roll of sweet, meek, dutiful housewife to appease him, but really, she is stashing money away that he gives her to pay off a debt to Krogstad, a banker...more
However, whether we want to admit it or not, similar situations happens a lot in people's life even in o...more
Although now the idea this book reveals seems quite natural and the fact that some women want to be independent doesn't surprise anybody nowadays for the 19th century it was a shocking play. It sharply criticized the position of women in the society, in family, in marriage. The fact that such ideas were expressed by a man (not a woman) worked like a catalyst too and the play became an explosion in Norwegian literature. I understand it quite clear so I really appreciate Ibsen for having written i...more
At first the plot did not seem riveting, but after a few of Torvald's "comments" i began to see where the story was headed. It was brilliant. Ibsen so clearly shows male dominance over women in his play through the skillful use of analogies and underlying emotions. The last phrase the sound of a door shutting...more
This is the story of an upwardly mobile family, more particularly of a "featherhead" wife and of her twisted and corrupting relationship to lying. What starts as a good intention grow into a disproportionate, monstruous crime, only fed by ill-luck and self-indulgence masquerading as innocence. The narrative, unlike Ghosts of the author for example, is fairly linear,...more
His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu...more