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The episode with Bert is also a presage of Keller's suicide, according to which theory?
Theory of Chekhov's Gun.
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What is Chekhov's Gun theory?
When a gun is highlighted in one scene, it will be used in the next.
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Who was Ibsen's wife?
Suzannah Ibsen
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What 2 nicknames did Ibsen have for his wife?
Eagle and Cat
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Rank has a STD called?
Congenital Syphilis
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What could Ibsen be using the STD as a parallel between?
Rank and Nora as children betrayed by their fathers
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What Is St Lucy's Day?
Festival of Light in Scandinavia
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What actually happens on St Lucy's Day?
A young woman wearing a crown of lights gives food to each house
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What do these lights symbolise?
Breaking the powers of winter.
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What could symbolise Nora as the light bearer in darkness?
She requests for a lamp
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What was the point of the Tarantella dance?
A folk dance to sweat out the poison when bitten by a tarantula
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The wildness of Nora's dancing on the Tarantella dance has been seen as a potrayal of what?
Female Hysteria
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The word 'Hysteria' derives from which Greek word?
Womb
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Was female hysteria a popular diagnosis during the Victorian period?
Yes
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Ibsen told his friends that Nora's name was actually....
Leonora
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What does this therefore evidence?
That Nora is only ever addressed by her pet name throughout the play, never as an adult.
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How does A Doll's House link to Greek Mythology?
In Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with a statue. The Gods therefore made her into a real person. However, he soon learned that she had her own ideas of what to do with her life, just as Nora did.
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In Scandinavian mythology, Thor was the God of what?
Thunder, weather and agriculture
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What was Thor's weapon?
A Hammer
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Where is this hammer also seen?
On Ibsen's gravestone
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What is meant by the term 'New Woman'?
Used to describe late-90th century writings tackling social change.
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What was a popular Catholic belief about souls during the Victorian period?
Souls were seen as transcendent
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What is meant by Transcendent souls?
They are passed down from our parents.
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What could women not take out during the Victorian period without permission from their husbands?
A Loan
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Which Greek mythology does All My Sons echo?
Oedipus The King
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