Rossetti and Ibsen Critical Opinions

Patmore 'Angel in the house'
"man must be pleased, but him to please is women's pleasure" "an A in the H women was a domestic and had no existence outside the home."
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Elaine Hartnell
'The Angel in the house was a domestic woman, a woman who has no existence outside the context of her home whose sole window on the world is her husband"
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Betty Flowers
'Many of Rossetti's poems explore what she saw as the great danger that the Victorian cult of love and marriage posed on the souls of women."
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Simone De Beauvoir
women were seen as the "other" or "second" sex
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Mold
"Rossetti wrote poetry that gave a vibrant voice to the female experience despiite Rossetti living the life of a Victorian lady, who were denied the social and economic freedoms enjoyed by men."
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Haley Blackwell
She suggested that there is a strong parallel between AGM and the Christian allegory of Adam and Eve"
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1989, First production of ADH
"most shocking event of the decade"
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Victorian depiction of Nora, Elaine Long
"Nora is a monster and an unnatural women"
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W.Phillips, Lizzie overcoming women
"So what we are left with is this; a women performed a heroic self sacrificing action, certainly related to Christ's sacrifice go himself, to save her sister."
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Dinah Birch
"Lizzie is christ like"
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Linnea, ADH
"A doll's house is a play that questioned a women's place in society, and showed a women that herself was more important than her role as a wife and mother."
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Henry James
"It takes a lot of history to produce a little literature"
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Humanism
Ibsen and Rossetti were both humanists
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Avery
"Rossetti's speakers demonstrate an awareness of political and social expectation which define acceptable roles for women."
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Bond
"We see the problems they (Nora and Laura) had to deal with and we can be grateful for societies solutions."
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Phagley
"Are supposed to be based on real feelings of affection and love, but...are bound by social rules."
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Simon Avery
"Rossetti's poems are uncompromising in their analysis of women's place in society"
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Avery
"Rossetti examines women's positions in society through consideration of the institute of marriage"
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Ibsen
"A women cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is exclusively a masculine society."
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Avery
"Maude Clare is a clear critique of dominant masculinity"
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Barbara Morden
"To conclude... G.M can be understood as a conventional parable of temptation, sacrifice and salvation."
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Ibsen and Rossetti
"Ibsen considered himself as a poet of truth and the human soul."
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William Goddis
"Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power."
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Religion
God created Adam 1st = ranking and gender role destroyed in Eve's fall.
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Wiseman
"Nora is treated like a cute little girl and happily excepts it, more like a father and daughter relationship than a wife and husband."
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Putin
"Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves."
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Gilbert and Gubar
"Lizzie is a female saviour"
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Palazzo
"Rossetti has radically rewritten the fall of Eve in terms of the social and spiritual abuse of women."
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