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A Doll's House

1- Does Nora have the "right" to walk outn her family? Was she a good mother?
2- Consider the characteristics of a "well-made play". How does Ibsen's A Doll House fit into this criteria?
3- Is Nora a victim or does she bring her trouble on herself?
4- What social message might Ibsen support through this play?
5- How does the play define class and social status who has agency in the play? How does this agency bring about change?

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1- Does Nora has the "right" to walk out on her family? Was she a good mother?
Many critics argue that Nora has no right to leave her family and children to start a new life in which she would rediscover herself and her character. She may have been shocked at her husband's reaction to her crime, but this is not an excuse to leave her children. Ibsen's rational is that she wanted to start a fresh away from the pressures of her husband. Yet, she may have taken her children with her since they're not to blame in her tragedy.

2- Consider the characteristics of a "well-made play". How does Ibsen's A Doll House fit into this criteria?
The well-made play means ...

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