Ibsen critics A05

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The reaction in Scandinavia
- Arguments raged on whether Nora should have left her family. - Many complained that Nora was unrealistic.
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M. W. Brun
Argued that any real wife in Nora's situation would "throw herself into her husband's arms."
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The reception in London
- Play faced by widespread hostility - Play also received a large amount of support
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The German ending
- The play was deemed too scandalous to be performed in Germany and so the ending was altered. - It needed a 'happy' and 'realistic' ending. - In this version, Nora gave into Torvald's persuading and stayed with the family. - Ibsen described this as a "
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Joyce Henry
"Torvald is, in effect a symbol for the male-dominated, and authoritarian society."
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Michael Myers
"[Torvald's] security depends on feeling superior."
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Joan Templeton
"A Doll's House is about every woman's struggle against every man."
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William Archer
"Helmer a byword for masculine stupidity."
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Halvdan Koht
"A Doll's House exploded like a bomb in contemporary life... it attacked reigning social conventions."
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Critics in Munich
"Underneath Nora's deceptive facade lies a restless demon of sexuality!"
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Lyn Gardener
"She is Barbie in ******* to the sexual demands of her husband."
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Muriel Bradrool
"Nora's marriage becomes eight years' prostitution."
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Argued that any real wife in Nora's situation would "throw herself into her husband's arms."

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M. W. Brun

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- Play faced by widespread hostility - Play also received a large amount of support

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- The play was deemed too scandalous to be performed in Germany and so the ending was altered. - It needed a 'happy' and 'realistic' ending. - In this version, Nora gave into Torvald's persuading and stayed with the family. - Ibsen described this as a "

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"Torvald is, in effect a symbol for the male-dominated, and authoritarian society."

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