Henrik Ibsen Questions and Answers

Henrik Ibsen

One of the most significant themes of the text has to do with women's dependence on men. Further, inequality among men and women actually produces profoundly negative effects on everyone, not just...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018, 11:31 pm (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

Socialism is defined as... ...an economic system based on state ownership of capital In essence, this is a political position. Ibsen is not identified as a socialist. He was a man who was more...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2012, 5:13 am (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) wrote the play A Doll’s House with the intention of dealing with some of the social problems of his day. One of the most pressing social situations, when the drama was...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House is about, not only the rights of women to be heard but, in Ibsen's own words, "human" rights. Ibsen uses Christmas - an important family time - to highlight social problems that...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2013, 4:20 am (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

First, it might be useful to define realism, naturalism, and the symbolist movement. Then, we can see how Ibsen fits into each category. Realism is exactly what it sounds like: a style which...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019, 10:20 pm (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler clings to her faith in Lovborg's glory as long as she can. It's not simply that she believes in his glory; she wants to believe in it, too. If Lovborg can achieve glory—in this case,...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019, 7:55 am (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

When Ibsen began writing plays in the 1850s, theater was dominated by melodrama, spectacle, and slapstick comedy, as well as by a tendency of performers to overact, reliance on spectacular costumes...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2021, 1:22 am (UTC)

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A Doll's House reveals that life can be harsh and even living in a seemingly happy family can be a betrayal of one's own sense of identity. Torvald Helmer is a fairly typical man of his era and so...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2013, 4:55 am (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

Dr. Stockmann becomes the eponymous enemy of the people for speaking out about the pollution of the town's spa waters. Instead of supporting the good doctor, the mayor and local business interests...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020, 12:27 pm (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

I have included a link below to a fuller version of his biography, but just to get you started, here are some essential facts. Henrik Ibsen was born in Norway in 1828 as the oldest child of a...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2011, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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Henrik Ibsen

Start by reading the eNotes critical overview for "A Doll's House":...Englishmen were more interested in the aesthetics of the play than in its social content. Bernard Shaw embraced...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2008, 9:20 pm (UTC)

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I have to agree in that Nora would be "the doll" because, as a doll, she is expected to be sweet, cute, girly, and perfect. Unlike Helmer, she was actually given every element possible to allow...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010, 7:32 am (UTC)

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