I need example from other literature, television, or movies that I can use  for my Drama Critical Analysis on " A Doll's House" by Hendrik Ibsen. I need example from other literature,...

I need example from other literature, television, or movies that I can use  for my Drama Critical Analysis on " A Doll's House" by Hendrik Ibsen. 

I need example from other literature, television, or movies that I can use  for my Drama Critical Analysis on " A Doll's House" by Hendrik Ibsen.

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The great Swedish film director and writer Ingmar Bergman made many films exploring gender roles, bad marriages, deep-seated needs going unfulfilled and legacies of turmoil between parents and children. 

Autumn Sonata is one title that might fit, exploring several fraught relationships. Another Bergman film that may work for you is The Passion of Anna, which looks at the destructive impulses of a couple with histories that cannot be completely subdued or ignored. 

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To come up with your examples, think about what this play is about in general theme terms.  From there, you can probably think of several connections to be made.  Some themes that immediately come to mind:  the institution of marriage; stereotypical sex roles in marriage; feminism, trust, awakening of individuality.  There is also a list of themes in the links provided below.

Once you have your general ideas, start to think about other things you have read that are about those same topics.  A novel such as The Awakening by Kate Chopin or the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by CharlottePerkins Gilman immediately come to mind, and were written near the time of this play -- late 19th/early 20th century.  You put Antigone in your tag list.  That play touches on the themes of the stereotypical role of women and Antigone's quest to stay true to herself and her beliefs.  While the plays are very dissimilar in terms of plot, they do share that theme.  You will have to draw from your own experiences here, but be flexible in how you review various other titles and I think you will discover that a lot of literature kind of "boils down" to some essential ideas.

Suggestions from television and movies:  think about strong female lead characters; females doing their job in a man's world; women who are unsatisfied with their marriages; men who try to control the women in their lives; people are in a situation where they can re-invent themselves; people who are acting against the norms of society.  The list could go on and on.  Perhaps once you get more focus you could post your ideas on the enotes discussion board and solicit more specific examples.

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