A Doll House Analyzation Essay

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1. A Doll House By: Henrik Ibsen This quotation is found within the play “A Doll House”. The character Nora is speaking to her old friend Mrs. Linde and Dr.Rank. The time period and society Nora lived in, was where women were viewed as inferior to men. Women of that era were expected to stay at home and attend to the needs of their spouse and children. Her husband Torvald, would constantly disallow the slightest pleasures that she aspired to have, such as macaroons. Nora lived a life of lies in order to hold her marriage together. She kept herself pleased with little things such as telling Dr. Rank and Mrs. Linde; "I have such a huge desire to say-to hell and be damned!" This quote is significant within the play because it is Nora trying…show more content…
This quote is significant because it reaffirms Hedda as the powerful character she is within the entire play. She is the reversal of a “typical” woman, as is her husband who is the one discussing their new life as newlyweds. She even rejects the idea of pregnancy saying that it is a “despicable curse”. She also has emotional affairs that lead her to a continued dissatisfaction with her husband. Hedda shows that she toys with others because she can find no solace or entertainment in life. Indeed, Hedda's power is so far-reaching that her own self-destruction leads almost inevitably to the destruction of the other characters' lives. 4. A Room of One’s Own By: Virginia Woolf This quotation within Woolf’s novel is powerful and well-known. It is one of the many significant quotes within the novel. Woolf puts into perspective all the famous well known writers that were men and how different the outcome of their fame would be if they had a sister; a woman just as talented as them. She uses Shakespeare as an example, creating a fictional twin sister and writing in her perspective. Female writers are often discredited because of the inequality of the sexes. A theme that is connected with this quote is that women need to have their own private space to write and without money this kind of space is unattainable. 9. Miss Julie By: August Strindberg In this quotation Julie is speaking to Jean towards the end
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