An Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll House ' And August Wilson Fences '

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Two Women and Their Breaking Points Taking a glance at the work of Henrik Ibsen “A Doll House” and August Wilson “Fences”, readers would believe that the writer’s characters Rose and Nora could not be any more different from one another. But, as one would exceed deeper into the critical themes of the characters and of the two plays, the similarities can be drawn. The two women share more in common than ones may think, in terms of their characterization.
In the play “A Doll House” the main character was a woman by the name of Nora Helmer. She was a young women who lived in Europe during the nineteenth century. She was married to a man by the name of Torvald Helmer who seemed to be a little controlling. At first Nora seem to appear as an airhead. When her spouse, Torvald, calls her things like his "little squirrel," his "little lark," she does not appear to mind. Indeed she appears to enjoy it and even play into it. For example Torvald states “Is that my little lark twittering away out there”? , and in response Nora states “Yes it is!”(Ibsen 333).
In the first moments of reading the play, Nora give the doorman an excessively generous tip, to come in with huge amounts of Christmas present. However, one may see that Nora has significantly more going ahead than one initially envisioned. And then one may realized that Nora was in more debt than it appeared to seem. When Nora 's old friend Christine take place in the play, Nora discloses somewhat a little secret. She is not…
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