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A Dolls House

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10/8/07 A Doll’s House – Ibsen Ibsen Breaks away from melodrama’s conformity Internal conflict in Nora – should she have saved her husband? Should she be punished? Crogstad – committed forgery, bribes Nora Nora – tries to save her husband, when her husband should be the one trying to save her (traditionally) “Action has lost its predominance as an end in itself; it serves rather as a point of approach or a point of departure.” –Archibald Henderson, 1919 First meet Nora Preparing for Christmas
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Unformatted text preview: • Tells maid to hide the xmas tree – establishes • Husband treats her like a child • Took out a lone without her husbands permission • Forged her fathers name as cosigner • Justifies the forgery o Father would have signed o To save her husbands life & family Christmas • Honors through o Rebirth, renewal – Nora goes through a crisis before xmas, after Dr. Rank • Suffers from terminal illness (Tuberculosis of the spine) • Inherited from father...
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