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Analyze and interpret the relationship between Helmer and Nora in the opening scene of the play.
Play: A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen — Note (p. iii), Act 1 pp. 1-6
Article: “Gender Roles in the 19th Century” by Kathryn Hughes
In the opening scene, Ibsen encourages the audience to sympathize with Nora in all of the following ways EXCEPT
Which of the following can be inferred from the line “There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing or debt”? (p.2)
Describe the relationship between Nora and Helmer in your own words. Explain the techniques that Ibsen uses to convey this relationship.
Based on what you know of the Helmers and of Victorian society, in what ways do they seem to typify a Victorian family? Explain using evidence from the play and the article.