A Doll's House

A Doll's House - By Henrik Ibsen 1879 Most Influential...

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Unformatted text preview: By Henrik Ibsen 1879 Most Influential modern dramatist.  Became known as the Father of Modern Drama.  His father went bankrupt in 1836.  Very poor as a youth, became a druggist apprentice at the age of 15. Torvald Helmer Nora Helmer Dr. Rank Mrs. Linde Noras childhood friend Nils Krogstad The Helmer children Anne Marie What day is it? Christmas Eve What do we learn about the Helmers from the set ? They live a comfortable middle class life. How would you describe Nora at the beginning of the play? Frivolous-- thought but wrong Loving Compliant- obedient to husband How would you describe Helmer? Serious Controlling Judgmental Treats wife like child How would you describe Mrs. Linde? Over worked Lonely- (widowed) Independent-traveled on her own Resourceful- comes to ask for a job from Noras husband How would you describe Krogstad ? Manipulative Desperate Nora appears to be happily married to her husband Torvald who is about to take over as director of the Joint Stock Bank. Nora has a secret though. What is it? When her husband was ill Nora had to borrow money to move him to a milder climate . To do this she forged her dying fathers signature on a bank loan .  She has managed to pay some of the loan back how? Odd jobs and saving Torvalds money She saves money from her household account and takes an odd job here and there.  At the opening of the play Nora has come in from Christmas shopping .She is in a happy and joyful mood.  She is very childlike in the beginning....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course DRAMA 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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