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Analyze how Ibsen further characterizes Nora.
Track the development of the motif of disease.
Play: A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen — pp. 6-18
Book: Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Nora’s statement at the top of p. 7, “So you are…three lovely children,” primarily serves to
Describe the ways in which the character of Mrs. L helps the audience to better understand Nora. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
In his writing of this play, Ibsen is essentially creating a new genre of dramatic realism. In order to highlight how this play is different from the typical play of his era (and even from his own earlier works), we suggest students read an excerpt from Peer Gynt. This play, also by Ibsen, is written in verse form, which was typical of plays up until the late nineteenth century when Ibsen broke away from this form.