"A DOLLS HOUSE"
A DOLLS HOUSE WHO DESCRIBE EVIDENCE IMPORTANCE Noira Childish, Naïve, of the Torvold “my little She is the catalyst, and the action world, careless with featherbrains been out evolves around her. money, wants to live life. wasting money” She explores the issues of gender, Wife of Torvold, treated inequality and oppression like a doll Main character, some people could relate to her. Torvold Conservative, shallow, Noira “very well if you Is the opposite of Noira and this lawful, by the book, say so. When he’s so propels story forward, though Treats money with more strict about that sort of indirectly. care than Noira thing…..has his pride”. He shows the oppressive nature of Extremely proud men, life at that time to women Noira’s husband and how they think nothing of it. Another main character, people can still relate to some of his ideas Krogstad Lawyer, average Joe. See Is the one that lends Noira money. opportunity with lending So vital character. money, has children, no Shows how people have to fight to wife. survive Struggling abandoned by He is a single parent, relative to Mrs Linde for some people today weatherman. Been made redundant Dr Rank sick, doctor, in love with “What a shame that all nice Reveals torvold’s inability to Nora, torvolds friend, things should attract the “ witness ugliness. dying Nora is able to talk to him like she was able to with the help of her childhood Mrs Linde Friend from Nora’s past “Poor Kristina you’re a She is a free women, who works Widow, used to be with widow now” for a living like a man Kingstad She has the life that Nora wants to Works for a living live, educated of the world. Technique: These show Nora’s “macaroons, I thought They are a symbol of her only Macaroons character, that she is they were forbidden power of her husband, (illustrative) childish, rebellious, here?..” represents her unconscious and deceitful to her rebellion and need for husband independence IDEAS DESCRIBE INCIDENCE IMPORTANCE Appearance Nora is not as silly as Nora borrows money from The director has tried to deliver a and reality what Torvold calls her in K. From this incidence we message to the audience that the play. sensed Nora is actually an sometimes what we see may not be Torvold is not a loving intelligent girl as she knows true as what it is in reality. husband that we sensed at all the processes of financial the start of the play. He transactions as well. is actually a selfish man. Freedom to be Nora doesn’t want to be a “Before everything else I am Nora’s fight directly causes the yourself doll wife and a play thing a human being” final result in this play. for her husband anymore, Nora borrows money It’s warning the audience to realise she wants to live for without telling Torvold. the importance of being one herself This is the start of Nora’s individual self. revolt. Although she doesn’t really realise that at the time. Social Law The unequal relationship “my little squirrel” “song It shows the contemporary social between a wife and a bird” problem in Victorian times. The husband is shown by the Nora acts like Torvold’s unequal relationship can still be war Torvold refers to subordinate and entertains seen in some under developed Nora as an object. him. Torvold: “Your duty is countries. to your husband and children” TIME DESCRIBE EVIDENCE IMPORTANCE At start Childish, happy silly girl, She responds affectionately To action – she is hiding from not wise with money in Torvolds teasing, herself. Doesn’t have a strong Excitement about the moral sense. money his new job will Play’s Purpose – It shows how provide and takes pleasure in superficial or shallow women are the company of her children those days. The role of women are and friends. unequal to men. “Oh do, torvold please do! Audience- It opened their eye to Then I will wrap it in pretty the truth, that they are being paper and hang it on the controlled by their husbands (then) xmas tree, wouldn’t that be Women are now free to do what fun?” they want (now) Flashback Independent She is able to find a way to Action – Nora is treated by Torvold Intelligent borrow money without her like a child. Her unconscious Liar husband knowing, she rebellion and need for Secretive forged a signature and she is independence. able to keep all of this a Purpose – It’s important because it secret for 7 years. supports the idea that women are She’s secretly hiding intelligent and can be independent. macaroons from her Audience- It gives the women husband. “macaroons, now I inspiration or strength to break free thought they were forbidden (then) here! Yes but these are some It is important because it gives that Kristina gave me” women strength or determination (now) In middle Worried A lot of times she thought Purpose – It shows her true self, Suicidal about killing herself like that she is not always happy and when just before Torvold childish. That she could get read the letter, And since serious. Kingstad blackmails her, she Audience- Suicide is not an option kept talking to herself and (then) doing things to prevent Every problem can be solved, stop Torvold from knowing. “Do being suicidal (now) you think so? Do you think Action – She doesn’t want Torvold they’d forget their mama if to know the truth. she went away altogether?” At end Stranger She left Torvod at the end Action – Nora has made up her Sad because he isn’t who she mind, the role she is now set on Alone thought he was, and she playing has no room for Torvold. wants to find herself. “I Purpose – Nora realises that their believe that before marriage is a scam and full of lies everything else I’m a human and that there is no miracle. being” Audience – It’s okay to leave “That our life together could someone you love or your present be a real marriage” life to look for yourself because it’s important to know/be yourself.