Consider and evaluate the different ways in which the writers of your chosen texts present the conflict between appearance and reality in relationships.

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  • Consider and evaluate the different ways in which the writers of your chosen texts present the conflict between appearance and reality in relationships.
    • Nora and Torvalds relationship appears to be happy and stable but underneath it is based on lies, with no trust.
      • 'All of your fathers irresponsible ways are coming out in you'
      • 'I have been your doll wife, just as at home I was papa's doll child; and here the children have been my doll's'
      • You have never understood me
      • symbolism- hiding the christmas tree
    • Joe and Kate's relationship claims to be happy and similar but the lies and deception are destroying them
      • 'You know Larry's not coming back and i know it. why do we allow her to go on thinking we believe with her?'
    • Joe's relationship with Chris appears to be happy but he is disappointed Chris doesn't have much in common with him
      • 'A father is a father'
      • 'that's alright just the book section'
      • 'The business doesn't inspire me'
    • Mrs Linde and Krogstad's relationship first appears to be hostile but as the play continues the reality is revealed
      • 'I've never been so incredibly happy before'
    • Nora and Dr Rank's relationship appears to an innocent friendship until Dr rank reveals his true feelings
      • 'And now you know too that you can confide in me as in nobody else'
      • 'You are too naughty'
      • 'Sitting here so intimately like this with you, I can't imagine... I simply cannot conceive what would have become of me if I had never come to this house'
    • Chris and Ann's relationship appears to be based completely on truth unlike other relationships, maybe that is why they are happy?
  • Nora and Torvalds relationship appears to be happy and stable but underneath it is based on lies, with no trust.
    • 'All of your fathers irresponsible ways are coming out in you'
    • 'I have been your doll wife, just as at home I was papa's doll child; and here the children have been my doll's'
    • You have never understood me
    • symbolism- hiding the christmas tree

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