Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll 's House '

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Families Destroyed by Secrecies In Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll 's House” (March 20, 1828 - May 23, 1906) and “Oedipus the King”, by Sophocles (which is an Athenian tragedy performed 495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.) both have men who were destroyed by a secret which lead them to their horrible outcomes on life because of the conflicts in their relationships with their families although, both pieces of Literature were written many years apart from each other and in different areas of time. Two characters who share some of the same qualities are Oedipus from “Sophocles’” and Torvil from “A Doll’s House”. Oedipus and Torvils’s lives are somewhat similar because they both have happy families who have everything to lose, but have men in their family who carry both bad traits and are in well-respected positions. The families are torn apart by secrets and conflicts, which devastated their families and their lives. Oedipus’ and Torvils’ both share that they were the ones who were kept by the secret and had their lives destroyed because of it. The audience is aware of the secrets of these two written pieces before the character in the play, and the characters do not realize their lives will be very different after becoming aware of the secrets that their families have hidden from the characters. Secrets kept from a person in the family make a person’s personality, out to be both stubborn and quick to anger, but both lives and the lives of their families are shattered by a secret. What…
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