History Theatre / ADollsHouse

14th Mar '16 11:12:28 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* SweetTooth: Nora from the start. She constantly hides some snacks - and eats it when Helmer is not looking. Eventually, he calls her out on it.
2nd Mar '16 2:08:23 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* Jerkass: Torvald falls into this when he finds out about Nora's loan. He brutally chastises her, even to the point of labeling her as an unfit mother, without even so much as a thank you for getting the money to pay his medical bills. When [[spoiler: the debt is forgiven by Krogstad, Torvald immediately snaps back to his usual self, as though nothing had even happened, and neglects to acknowledge how badly he's damaged Nora's feelings, her perception of him, and their marriage]].

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* Jerkass: ItsAllAboutMe: Thorvald is a ''grave'' offender at the end of the play. This, more than anything, convinces Nora that he is not half the man she thought he was.
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Torvald falls into this when he finds out about Nora's loan. He brutally chastises her, even to the point of labeling her as an unfit mother, without even so much as a thank you for getting the money to pay his medical bills. When [[spoiler: the debt is forgiven by Krogstad, Torvald immediately snaps back to his usual self, as though nothing had even happened, and neglects to acknowledge how badly he's damaged Nora's feelings, her perception of him, and their marriage]].
2nd Mar '16 11:25:18 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* DespairDance: The tarantula sequence is definitely one.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Rank discussing his father and his preference for particular gastronomic endeavours, especially ... ''oysters'', and at the same time contemplating his inherited disease. [[Theatre/{{Ghosts}} Ibsen would return to that topic later on]].
23rd Nov '15 5:54:15 AM CnHGirl
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* Jerkass: Torvald falls into this when he finds out about Nora's loan. He brutally chastises her, even to the point of labeling her as an unfit mother, without even so much as a thank you for getting the money to pay his medical bills. When [[spoiler: the debt is forgiven by Krogstad, Torvald immediately snaps back to his usual self, as though nothing had even happened, and neglects to acknowledge how badly he's damaged Nora's feelings, her perception of him, and their marriage]].
28th Apr '15 5:56:27 AM Herbert40k
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The play has been examined numerous times from many angles with symbols found everywhere, but one of the most subtle comes from the metadrama which the title invokes: not only is Nora treated by Torvald like a doll, but the nature of theatre as literally looking into the stage rooms where the characters interact like dolls in a dollhouse reinforces Nora's predicament, reminds the audience they are watching a play, and implies how all of RealLife involves similarly being on display to family and society; Nora's LeavingYouToFindMyself moment then becomes a challenge writ large to the audience to do the same in their own lives.
* SympathyBankruptBanker: Averted by Torvald and played straight (but ultimately subverted) by Krogstad.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The play has been examined numerous times from many angles with symbols found everywhere, but one of the most subtle comes from the metadrama which the title invokes: not only is Nora treated by Torvald like a doll, but the nature of theatre as literally looking into the stage rooms where the characters interact like dolls in a dollhouse reinforces Nora's predicament, reminds the audience they are watching a play, and implies how all of RealLife involves similarly being on display to family and society; Nora's LeavingYouToFindMyself moment then becomes a challenge writ large to the audience to do the same in their own lives.
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* StealthInsult: Krogstad gets one of these in after badmouthing Torvald in front of Nora.
-->'''Nora:''' Mr. Krogstad, a little respect for my husband, please.
-->'''Krogstad:''' Certainly - all the respect he deserves.
* SympathyBankruptBanker: Averted by Torvald (but ultimately played straight) and played straight (but ultimately subverted) by Krogstad.Krogstad. It's complicated.
17th Jan '15 12:13:47 AM CarolC
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* DrivenToSuicide: Nora alludes to this original intent if the scandal of her forgery went out, in hopes of drawing away public disgrace from her husband, who she believed would stand up for her. The extremity of this plans basically illustrates how she romanticized her martial devotion to Torvald.



* LoveRedeems: Zigzagged. Krogstad forgoes the blackmail for Linde's sake and is willing to bury the whole debt thing as well so Torvald never finds out, but she tells him not to do the latter in order to show Nora the truth of her own marriage. When Torvald finds out he ''doesn't'' 'redeem' himself and everything comes crashing down as a result.

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* LoveRedeems: Zigzagged. Krogstad forgoes the blackmail for Linde's sake and is willing to bury the whole debt thing as well so Torvald never finds out, but she tells him not to do the latter (and send in a retraction) in order to show Nora the truth of her own marriage. When Torvald finds out he ''doesn't'' 'redeem' himself and everything comes crashing down as a result.
30th Dec '14 9:44:28 AM UknownTroper
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* LoveRedeems: Zigzagged. Krogstad is willing to let the last part of the debt go and bury the whole thing for Linde's sake, but she tells him not to do it in order to show Nora the truth of her own marriage. When Torvald finds out about the whole thing he ''doesn't'' 'redeem' himself and everything comes crashing down as a result.

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* LoveRedeems: Zigzagged. Krogstad is willing to let forgoes the last part of the debt go and bury the whole thing blackmail for Linde's sake, sake and is willing to bury the whole debt thing as well so Torvald never finds out, but she tells him not to do it the latter in order to show Nora the truth of her own marriage. When Torvald finds out about the whole thing he ''doesn't'' 'redeem' himself and everything comes crashing down as a result.
30th Dec '14 8:13:25 AM UknownTroper
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* BrokenBird: Nora's long time friend Kristine Linde

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* BrokenBird: Nora's long time friend Kristine LindeLinde.


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** Linde and Krogstad's relationship are this to Nora and Torvald's. The latter is a long-lasting marriage built on lies, the other one of childhood friends who know and love each other for who they are and finally find themselves together.


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* LoveRedeems: Zigzagged. Krogstad is willing to let the last part of the debt go and bury the whole thing for Linde's sake, but she tells him not to do it in order to show Nora the truth of her own marriage. When Torvald finds out about the whole thing he ''doesn't'' 'redeem' himself and everything comes crashing down as a result.
21st Aug '14 9:38:16 PM Ingonyama
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The play has been examined numerous times from many angles with symbols found everywhere, but one of the most subtle comes from the metadrama which the title invokes: not only is Nora treated by Torvald like a doll, but the nature of theatre as literally looking into the stage rooms where the characters interact like dolls in a dollhouse reinforces Nora's predicament, reminds the audience they are watching a play, and implies how all of RealLife involves similarly being on display to family and society; Nora's LeavingYouToFindMyself moment then becomes a challenge writ large to the audience to do the same in their own lives.
30th May '14 8:15:55 PM Eegah
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* PrecisionFStrike: Nora's first sign that she wants more out of life is her confiding in her friends that occasionally she just wants to randomly shout "Well, I'm damned," quite a shocking line at the time.
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