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In Dante’S Vita Nuova, Who Is The Teacher and Who Is The Student?

Dante’s Vita Nuova represents what could be termed as a text of High Middle Ages. The poem explores literary construction the myth of the contemporary love in the European world. In a late eleventh century, approximately two hundred before Vita Nuova was written, European culture began to experience some re-evaluation of the representation of woman […]

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“The Road Not Taken” (Analysis Essay)

Robert Frost’s poem is about making decisions in life, big or small. The poem begins with “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both” (l. 1-2). Robert Frost describes himself going through a “yellow wood” and wishes he could “travel both” routes but realizes that traveling both roads […]

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Analysis of ‘The Road Not Taken’

In 1916, Robert Frost published a poem called The Road Not Taken. Although there are elements of romanticism, it is still a modernist poem. This poem is about a traveller who goes for a walk in a forest but is faced with a choice of which path to go down; we soon realize that there […]

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Analysis of ‘Sir Gawain and The Green Knight’

‘‘Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot!’’ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem written anonymously that chronicles both events in long ago England and life. The exact date of the poem’s creation is unknown but it’s estimated […]

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Holy Sonnet X: Death, Be Not Proud

Among the nineteen different Holy Sonnet poems by John Donne, Holy Sonnet X is also known to be titled “Death, be not proud”. Shortly after poet John Donne passed in 1631, Holy Sonnet X started to be known under this title. Throughout this poem, the speaker treats death as he is a person calling it […]

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Rhetorical Analysis: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou 

“Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” (Angelou). Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise poem is filled with rhetorical devices that the speaker, Angelou’s speaker, uses to affect the reader. Still I Rise’s rhetorical triangle will be analyzed to […]

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The Role of a Woman in Henrik Ibsen’s Play “A Doll’s House”

The play A Doll House Written by Henrik Ibsen presents themes such as the sacrificial role of women, and money and work. Women in the late 1800s were only supposed to do what their husbands told them to do. Women wet treated like pets instead of humans. A Doll House was written during the late […]

The Choice of a Free Woman in Henrik Ibsen’s Book “A Doll’s House”

It’s your own will to live your life freely or abandoned is a life-changing comes without alert, and can change your whole life ugly. Either way, nothing will ever before be the same. The book, A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, is approximately characters who are all dealing with the move to become either […]

The Controversy Over The Role and Gender of Women in “A Doll’s House”

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) made a real name for himself in the mid-nineteenth century when he tackled the traditional marriage model and the role of the woman in the home with the play A Doll’s House, first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 1879. Ibsen’s character Nora shocked contemporary audiences by leaving her husband […]

A Husband’s Vision of His Wife in The Play “A Doll’s House”

A play Title “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen is a great example of how a husband treats or sees his wife because of the time he lives in. A Doll’s House is a famous play written in the 19th century. The main characters are Nora and her husband Torvald. At the beginning of the […]

Symbolism in Henrik Ibsen’s Play “A Doll’s House”

Similarly, stage props are used to show the agony of a character’s dilemma. When Nora enters at the beginning of the play, she is bringing home a Christmas tree, a symbol of a festival focused on the renewal of life and family happiness. The tree is seen only briefly but for long enough to establish […]

Images of The Characters of Henrik Ibsen’s Play “A Doll’s House”

In the play “A Doll’s House” written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, Torvald, Nora’s husband, is lied to when his wife goes behind his back and borrows two-hundred and fifty pounds from a man named Krogstad, in order to get to forge her father’s signature. When Torvald is given a promotion, Krogstad who also works […]

Revolutionary Ideals in The Play “A Doll’s House”

Published in 1879, “A Doll’s House” illustrates ideals that were revolutionary in the nineteenth century. The characters and conflicts are portrayed truthfully. Nothing in the play is glorified, there is no stereotypical happy ending, and there is an absence of romance. Ibsen uses realistic diction, which strives to portray life accurately and shuns idealized visions […]

Toxic Relationships in The Play “Doll’s House”

Nora Helmer from the drama, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Adam Sorenson from the romantic drama, The Shape of Things by Neil Labute are two characters that are very similar, but also have many differences. The plays take place in completely different times and places, with A Doll’s House taking place in a […]

Feminism in The Play “Doll’s House”

The play begins on Christmas Eve portraying Torvald and Nora as a happy family who has finally hit a point in their life where they are financially stable. A Doll’s House has three main subjects including women’s status and their treatment by men, lack of true love and respect, and lack of dignity in the […]