William Shakespeare 's A Doll 's House Essay

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Jj Medrano Ms. Lupin AP Literature 26 October 15 1979. Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognized literary merit who might on the basis of the character’s actions alone be considered evil or immoral. In a well-organized essay, explain both how and why the full presentation of the character in the work makes us react more sympathetically than we otherwise might. Avoid plot summary The stereotypical an evil villain always has a damsel in distressed usually tied as a hostage while wearing dark and evil attire only out for money and power. In the play, A Doll 's House, by Henrik Ibsen the reader is presented with an antagonist not a villain, Krogstad. This man does seek money, but he does not have a passion for hatred and wickedness like the typical villain does. Readers may interpret this character as a villain; however, with the horrible things that he has gone through and what he needs to do in order to provide for his family makes him behave in such a way that he can easily be mistaken as a villain. Krogstad is widely wronged and is responsive to the treatment he takes from others, creating himself appear as suspicious and dishonest. With Krogstad in the picture, a catalyst, he sparks the event and conflict of the whole play. In the beginning of the play, Nora is out shopping for her kids during Christmas and her husband, Torvald receiving a promotion. Life was nice and easy for Nora. This was true until Krogstad stepped in. As readers
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