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1 A Doll’s House by Herik Ibsen

2 I. Introduction A.Ibsen’s Style B.Lies and Truth

3 II.Major Themes A.Living the authentic life vs. the convenient life(—Archetypal/Mythic) B.Men and Women— equality, respect, and the true marriage (Feminist) A.Living the authentic life vs. the convenient life(—Archetypal/Mythic) B.Men and Women— equality, respect, and the true marriage (Feminist)

4 II. Major Themes (con’t.) C. Money (Marxist theory) D. Duty to others vs Duty to Self:

5 II. Major Themes (con’t.) E. Moral Theme 1. Contagion imagery 2. Sins of the parents 3. True sins of the parents

6 II. Major Themes (con’t) F. Search for Identity (Psychological)

7 II. Major Themes (con’t) G.Archetypal/Mythic Theme 1.The search for truth (Oedipus) 2.The leaving of the family for enlightenment (see handout)

8 III. Characters A.Nora B. Torvald

9 III. Characters C.Mrs. Linde D.Nils Krogstad C.Dr. Rank

10 IV. Symbolism A.Setting 1. Helmers’ House 2. Christmas time B. forgery

11 IV. Symbolism C. The Tarantela D.The dress (costume) E.Animal / pet imagery F.Light and dark

12 V. Conclusion A.The Continuing Power of A Doll’s House 1. issues of respect 2. that miraculous thing: a True Marriage 3. gender issues 4. the birth of the soul— growth of consciousness


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