Everything thus far has been like children playing with their toys, not like 2 married adults. She finally decides to leave, he tries to stop her, and they argue back and forth for several minutes, then she grabs her belonging, and heads for the door. She leaves, and the husband is lost, confused, and devastated all at the same time. Ibsen’s work fits into the Impressionism movement, as well as in the sub-category of the Naturalist movement because of the since of certain people fitting into certain places in society. For example Nora being treated like a doll/toy instead of a human being/wife, both by her husband and father.
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House ends on either a very negative note, or a very positive note depending upon how one views such situations. At the end of the story, Nora Helmer leaves her oppressive, belittling husband, and children - who are hardly her children - behind to rediscover and educate herself. Ibsen states, “The wife in the play ends by having no idea of what is right or wrong; natural feeling on one hand and belief in authority on the other have altogether bewildered her.” (Ibsen. 409) Nora’s situation was a very unique one with many tunnels and slides to be trekked. Her exit was a fully rational, completely acceptable action.
Four shows were featured in “Show Business- The Road to Broadway”, including Wicked, Avenue Q, Taboo, and Caroline, or Change. Each production with its own plot and story, which we learn are two very different things. Plot, is the show its self. It refers to the script, and the story that it tells, while the production’s story refers to the road a cast and crew travels while creating and performing a show. Wicked is a musical based off of a novel written by Gregory Maguire, titled “Wicked- The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The Novel corresponded with the ever popular story of the Wizard of Oz, but rather than following Dorothy and Glinda, it followed the life of Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west, and her choices.
Very silly choice if you ask me’. She is very different to other parents because normal parents will complement their child even though they were horrible but Gwen instantly lists all the negatives factors of the play and say Meg was terrible. Gwen’s continuous nagging creates a barrier between her and Meg which Gwen is not able to get out of her domestic world. Furthermore, when Gwen was complaining to Jim that she did not have her keys, Jim tries to convince Gwen that he does not have the key but she tips all the contents of her handbag on the floor which shows she is in a very irrational nature. Gwen has a tendency to repeat a lot of words in order to get a message across which also can show anxiety, especially when she says ‘No.
Throughout The White Devil, Webster presents his leading female character Vittoria as elusive, Vittoria’s absence from the stage for much of the play and often present on stage only due to the fact that she is continuously accused of being a ‘whore’. During scene one Vittoria speaks only two short lines and then exists the scene and is not heard of until her court trail scene. She is often used to create dramatic situations even during her trail scene, where whatever she speaks is re-told even when she recalls a dream she has had, Bracciano boldly states ‘sweetly shall I interpret your dream’. Portraying the fact that she is unable to interpret her own dream, implying that she is incapable compared to the male characters. During her trail scene, she is accused of being a whore and it is at this point in the play that she gains a voice.
Torvald’s insistence on calling Nora by affectionately diminutive names evokes her helplessness and her dependence on him. He does not not only asserts his power over Nora but also dehumanizes her to a degree. When he implies that Nora is comparable to the “little birds that like to fritter money,” Nora is like Torvald’s dol she even decorates his home and pleases him by being a dependent figure with whose emotions he can toy.In addition to being something of a doll to Torvald, Nora is also like a child to him. He shows himself to be competing with Nora’s dead father for Nora’s loyalty. In a sense, by keeping Nora dependent upon and subservient to him, 5.
After being teased mercilessly, Elsie concocted a plan to fool the adults. 'Elsie got tired of the joking and one night suggested to me that she would copy the dancing figures of fairies from one of my most precious possessions, my Princess Mary's Gift book... 'That will shake them!' she said. 'They'll have to stop making fun of us then.'' The next time that the two girls were teased by their parents, Elsie challenged her father, telling him that if he lent them his camera, a Midg quarter plate, the two girls would try to take a photograph of one of the fairies.
This is the point or message Shaw is trying to prove or show making the role of women very important. In the play we are introduced to Mrs. Higgins professor Higgins' mother. Mrs. Higgins a lady in her sixties. In the play when she is introduced to Liza Doolittle and learns of the plan to experiment with the young girl, she has concerns for the girl and her future. “No, you two infinitely stupid male creatures: the problem of what is to be done with her afterwards.” (Shaw, 65) Mrs. Higgins shows she doesn’t see the girl as some experiment un like the men in the play who do not seem to view women as the same value.
Nora is seen as a source of entertainment around the house and for performances like the Tarantella and is treated as a child by her husband and Mrs. Linde (especially when she sits down on a foot stool before Mrs. Linda as a child would) due to her illusory happy appearance. Nora was dominated within the household by her father, and later by Torvald, which forced her to hide her true feelings leading to her inner problems. She also worried about the consequences of her loan and how it would affect her loved ones, as she would always try to please rather than follow the status quo; she risked her reputation’s status for family. While Nora has the role of being at home, Gregor is always busy working and travelling having no stable relationships with many people in his life, including his own family who he would only see during Christmas or rarely at dinners. He also tends to please the family and worries about their reputation within society when the manager comes in to their house wondering why Gregor was absent from the office.
Traditionally associated with Christmas, red and green offer an array of options to embellish our homes for the holiday season. Actually, their use as Christmas colors dates back to paganism and early Christianity. Symbolizing respectively life, nature, revival, and eternity on the one hand, and on the other – birth and death, as well as Christ’s sacrifice, green and red are definitely universally accepted Christmas colors. As trends come and go, sometimes even retro orange, pink, and purple are used to add a fresh, unique look to Christmas décor. However, usually complemented by white and gold/yellow and sometimes blue, with some creativity and imagination, with red and green we all can go far beyond mundane seasonal décor and add some