A Doll’s House
By Henrik Ibsen
Page One: Vocabulary
1. Digression - n.-a straying from the main
3. patronize - v.-to treat someone nicely, but as
4. adjacent - adj.-next to; nearby
5. contaminates - v.-to corrupt or make unclean
in some way.
1. disheveled-adj.-untidy; disordered; messy
3. quibble-v.-to focus on an unimportant detail in order to avoid the point.
5. depraved-adj.-immoral or corrupt
1. evasions-n.-avoidances of duty or questions by using deception or
2. exhilarated-v.-stimulated; made lively or cheerful or happy
3. aloof-adj.- cool and distant; reserved
4. initiative-n.-ability to think or act for oneself without the
encouragement or urging of someone else.
5. infallible-adj.-not capable of making an error; reliable
Pages Two and Three
Column One Column Two
Record Symbol What does symbol
represent and how
does this relate to
Pages Four and Five
Cause and Effect
Causes Nora’s Change Effects
Pages Six and Seven Characterization
Direct characterization- it is directly stated what
the character is like in stage directions or a
1. The character is revealed through his/her appearance
2. The character is revealed through his/her own words
3. The character is revealed through his or her actions.
4. The playwright shows how other characters in the play
respond to the character by what they say or by how they
Motivations-Record the character’s actions and the
motivations behind these actions.
Page Eight- Theme
Record notes on the theme of self-fulfillment
and independence present in the play.