A Doll’s House A Doll’s House Notes Story Questions 1 Quotes Character Analysis Events 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 1879 Henrik Ibsen Withheld Secret; Long Exposition; Ups and Downs in Dialogue; Plausible Denouement; Climax close to the end; Quick Resolution; Tight Plot; Casually related plot conflicts Realist Drama No true definition; an imitation of a noble and complete action; fearful incidents; dramatic, not narrative format; terror and pity aroused They are childhood friends. Three Macaroons Her father’s signature A door slamming “Do you think so? Do you think they would forget their mother if she went away altogether?” Nora “Nice?—because you do as your husband wishes? Well, well, you little rogue, I am sure you did not mean it in that way…” Torvald Helmer “Your father died on the twenty ninth of September. But look here; your father has dated his signature the second of October. It is a discrepancy, isn’t it?” Nils Krogstad “He suffers from a diseased moral character, Mrs. Helmer, but even he began talking of its being highly important that he should live.” Dr. Rank “I have learned to act prudently. Life and hard, bitter necessity have taught me that.” Mrs. Linde Who complains that society is being turned into a “sick house”? Dr. Rank Who criticizes Mrs. Linde’s knitting hobby? Torvald Helmer This character sends two letter, both of a very different nature, to the Helmer home? Nils Krogstad This character is deeply in love with Nora’s personality? Dr. Rank This character tries to convince Nora of the mistake she has made and tries to convince her to reveal all to Torvald. Mrs. Linde Who does Nora give money to in the opening scene of the play, and why? The Porter, it is Christmas and she is being generous; she has more money to give because of Torvald’s new job at the bank. What is odd about Nora’s behavior toward her children? She treats them like her doll’s; she plays with them as if she is a child herself Discuss the meaning of the play’s title, A Doll’s House. • Nora is Torvald’s doll; he likes to show her off, but does not like to hear her speak What does Dr. Rank send to the house to announce his death? A card with a black cross next to his name When Nora flirts with Dr. Rank in Act II, she shows him what? Her silk stockings As a team, decide how many of the points you already have you wish to wager. If you get the question correct, you will earn double the points you wagered. If you get the question incorrect, you will lose the points you wagered. Good luck! As a team, decide how many of the points you already have you wish to wager. If you get the question correct, you will earn double the points you wagered. If you get the question incorrect, you will lose the points you wagered. Good luck!