Presentation on theme: "A Doll’s House – Growth and Development Mr. Pesci and and Ms. Hanna."— Presentation transcript:
A Doll’s House – Growth and Development Mr. Pesci and and Ms. Hanna
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Theme Statement A person can only grow and develop, or mature, once they face the reality of his her life and the realities in society.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Growth and Development In Act I, Nora is little more than a child playing a role; she is a "doll" occupying a doll's house, a child who has exchanged a father for a husband without changing or maturing in any way. Nevertheless, through the course of the play, she is finally forced to confront the reality of the life she is living. Nora realizes in the final act of A Doll's House that if she wants the opportunity to develop an identity as an adult, she must leave her husband's home. When Nora finally gives up her dream for a miracle and, instead, accepts the reality of her husband's failings, she finally takes her first steps toward maturity. Her decision to leave is a daring one that indicates the seriousness of Nora's desire to grow into an independent adult.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Evidence NORA: Torvald is very like being with Papa. (Ibsen 196)
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Evidence MRS. LINDE: Two on one spar would be better off than each of us alone. (Ibsen 209)
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Evidence NORA: Yes, I’m beginning to realize everything. (Ibsen 220)
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Universality This theme is universal because everyone has to mature at some point in order to become a successful adult. Maturing often involves facing reality and dealing with it.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Characters Nora – embodies this theme because she is the one who needs to face reality and grow as an adult Mrs. Linde – represents a foil to this theme because she accepted her reality a long time ago and even her aged appearance reveals this
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Central Conflict Nora’s central conflict is with the oppressive expectations and practices of society. It is related to this theme because Ibsen is saying that women cannot fully realize their potential or grow into adult humans while under this oppression.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Title The title of the play, A Doll’s House, does reflect this theme because Nora lives as a child in her house under her husband’s rule. As long as she lives this way, she cannot fully grow and develop into a woman.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Symbol Statement Embroidery and sewing symbolize the gender stereotypes pressed on women.
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Evidence NORA: Torvald can’t bear to see dressmaking. (Ibsen 186)
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Evidence TORVALD: You know, it’d be much better if you did embroidery. … It’s so much more graceful. I’ll show you. You hold embroidery like this, in your left hand, and you work the needle with your right – in ling easy sweeps. (Ibsen 213)
Free template from www.brainybetty.com Universality This symbol is not universal because embroidery and sewing represent enjoyment for some women and may even represent independence because it is a means of making money.