Drama

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  • Created by: Jess0699
  • Created on: 06-04-16 10:07
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  • Themes
    • The role of women
      • married women didn't have right to property & money inherited from their family
      • married men & women treated as one person
      • Difficult for women to obtain a divorce - lose custody of their children
      • Women in play forced - sacrifice themselves for husbands
      • Play concerned damage society - for refusing - equality
      • Mrs Linde abandons Krogstad - marry richer man
        • The nanny  - abandon children to support herself
      • Nora trapped in her role as wife and mother
        • vulnerable character - illegal to for women to loan out without husband's permission
        • Leaves her children - thinks she's corrupting them - better cared for by nanny
      • Nora - abandonment of role - wife  & mother - slamming door - move forward as individual object subject - not an object
        • Nora opening door - symbolise opening the way for change - thus breaking the cycle - feminism
    • Illusion/Reality
      • Beginning - very little first seems
        • Nora - silly & selfish woman
          • We learn - Nora has made great sacrifice for husband - pay back loan
        • Torvald - generous & loving husband
          • Weak, vain & shallow - primarily concerned with public opinion & reputation
      • Helmers - loving marriage.
        • Their matrimony based on lies & unequal relationship
        • Marriage based on illusion
          • Nora breaks that facade - moving forward as individual
      • Krogstad - bitter
        • Shows true colours - reuniting with Mrs Linde - merciful
      • Mrs Linde - self-sufficient
        • She feels worthless & no one to look after
      • Dr Rank - act as friend to Helmer's
        • True motives - loves Nora
    • Deception
      • Gap between 'Illusion and reality' - characters caught up in forms of deception
        • Achieve acceptance from others or their society
        • Nora lies to Torvald - small matters - eating macaroons - truth about the loan
        • Torvald deceives Nora - wouldn't let any burden fall on her
          • Pushes her to leave him - more concerned how society views him than protecting his wife
      • Dr Rank lies to Torvald - about health & reason for visiting the house
      • central to theme - money & letters
        • K. letter to communicate with Helmer
          • First. reveal Nora's crime. Second - retract his blackmail threat
            • Second letter - releases N from blackmail - keep up facade
              • T. keep pervious denial of reality - N refuses - letter done than reveal the truth - realised she can't be in a happy marriage
          • Nora tries to stop T. reading letter - her denial of the true nature of marriage

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