A Doll’s House By Henrik Ibsen Page One: Vocabulary Act 1: 1. Digression - n.-a straying from the main subject 2. Egocentric-adj.-self-centered 3. patronize - v.-to treat someone nicely, but as an inferior 4. adjacent - adj.-next to; nearby 5. contaminates - v.-to corrupt or make unclean in some way. Vocabulary continued Act 2 1. disheveled-adj.-untidy; disordered; messy 2. conceivably-adv.-possibly 3. quibble-v.-to focus on an unimportant detail in order to avoid the point. 4. vindictiveness-n-vengefulness 5. depraved-adj.-immoral or corrupt Vocabulary Continued Act 3 1. evasions-n.-avoidances of duty or questions by using deception or cleverness 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 theme? 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 character description Indirect- 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 act. 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.
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