Because of her readiness to challenge the prejudice toward women, Nora has become one of
the most remarkable characters in 18th century drama. Her defiance at the end of the play also
turns her to be a controversial figure. Many people believe that Nora i
ATARNotes Literature Lecture
Unit 3 sacs
Adaptations and Transformation
o How meaning changes when form changes
o Awareness of genre
i.e. can you identify/analyse structural features for certain
o Note important passages
3 passages from A + C, chronologically
Injuction to use one or more of these passages as part of discussion
One or more?: seems prudent to discuss all if possible
A basis for discussion: devoting too much space to part of text that isnt there must no
Some writers select a narrative voice that sharpens or clarifies their stories; others
choose a narrative voice that mystifies or misleads.
How and to what effect have at least two of the writers you have studied employed
A Dolls House Act Three
Mrs Linde and Krogstad: 207-211
This is the first time in the play that Nora hasnt been on stage. What is the significance of this
We experience marriage life from different perspective
Linde is looking for companionship
Questions on A Dolls House Act Two
There is lots of subtext throughout this act (and indeed the play as a whole).
1. What is in Noras mind during the conversation with the nurse at the start of Act Two?
Shes afraid that she may have to leave her childre
Womens experience and feminism in The Handmaids Tale
What messages does this book convey about female experience and feminism?
Think about the various roles performed by the different women in the book: what is womens
experience like in
Narrative in 1984
1. Some terms
The book is written in the third person throughout.
Sometimes the third person narrator is an objective outsider, an external narrator.
Sometimes the narration is third person limited, from Winstons point of
Religion in The Handmaids Tale
Your task today is to answer the following questions:
1. How exactly does the state use quotations from the Bible?
2. Why, do you think, is only the Commander allowed to read the Bible?
3. Does Offred care about the literal
What aspects of technique are important in this work?
Ibsen, talking about The League of Youth (1869, ie before A Dolls House): I have accomplished
the feat of doing without any soliloquies, and in fact without a single aside.
I believe that in the theatr
A Dolls House Essay Notes
Ibsen give an impression of Nora as a nave child
As the play develops, she becomes more independent and defies her inferior
This false impression that Ibsen gave us at the beginning is to portray clearly the
Dolls House practice essay
Defiant feminist or selfish child how does Ibsen present Nora in A Dolls
Stage one: make notes. Find as many sections of the play and specific quotations
which seem to be relevant to this topic
Stage two: come up with a