Both Wilde and Ibsen challenge the patriarchal assumptions of their day. Compare and contrast the ways in which Wilde and Ibsen present men in A Woman of No Importance and A Dolls House

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what to write for the question asked

Posted Sun 10th March, 2013 @ 17:27 by Charlee

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I haven't looked at this for a long time - and I'm talking only about A Woman of No Importance. But you could talk about the class divide between Lord Illingworth and Mrs Arbuthnot, and how Lord Illingworth takes advantage of Mrs Arbuthnot's low status because in those times, the woman was dependent on man for status: they couldn't climb the social ladder on their own. Something along those lines - and there are plenty of Illingworth/Arbuthnot quotations to support this.

Answered Tue 19th March, 2013 @ 10:30 by James Dawson