Oprah Style Questions for Nora, Trovald, Mrs Lind, Nurse & KrogstadIf you could ask the characters of "A Dolls House" questions like Oprah would what would you ask them?

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

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I'd ask them if they felt they had hurt one another and if there was any way to avoid hurting one another, in retrospect. 

Also, I'd ask Nora if she felt that a complete break from her family was necessary and if she felt that her decision to leave them all was generated from a standpoint of weakness or of strength. 

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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The questions you would ask these characters should be pertinent to you and what you would like to discover. Ask questions that have no correct answer other than what the characters would say based upon their differing perspectives and experiences.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Another question that Oprah often asks is:

"What do you want others to learn from your experience?"

or

"If you could go back and make your choices again, would you make the same choices?"

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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I would focus my questions for Nora, because she is the star of the play and is the character that Oprah's female viewers would most identify with. Here are the questions I would pose to Nora:

  1. How did you learn, growing up, about charming your husband and being the perfect wife? Was this a set of skills that you developed from watching your own mother? Were you told explicitly that your job in life was to keep your husband happy?
  2. How does it make you feel for Torvald to refer to you with nicknames, such as "little spendthrift"?
  3. Why do you feel you have to lie to Torvald about financial matters, such as forging your father's signature on the loan, how you spend the household accounts, and how you earn extra money?
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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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When did you first realize you weren't fulfilled? That you needed a change? How does your family feel about this?

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mathebula | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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At  the start of your marriage, did you notice anything possessive about your husband? {directed to Nora}

 

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Oprah asks very general questions on most of her shows. They are very similar. Questions such as:

1) What were you prior relationships like?

2) When did you fall in love?

3) Did you notice anything unusual about them"

4) Did you feel that their behavior was changing?

5) What got you interested in nursing?

6) How are you feeling?

7) Have you talked to anyone about this?

8) What do your friends think?

 

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