A Doll's house and Rossetti's poetryWatch
So, this is how I would probably approach the question.
Nature of love could be split into two main types of love: eros love (earthly love) and agape love (divine love)
In terms of eros love, you could bring in quite a few rossetti poems: twice, maude clare, souer louise, round tower
But in terms of linking this to ADH, you'll have to make good, strong links. e.g. you could talk about the "love" between Helmer and Nora - patronising, he treats her - therefore, is Ibsen portraying the nature of love as inequal? Or is it even love at all - considering Helmer's assertion in act three: "Am I not your husband?"
Conversely, of course, there's the "two shipwrecked souls" Christine & Krogstad - is their love equal? Is it typical of the Victorian era?
There is also the unrequited love Dr Rank has for Nora - what is the nature of his love for her?
Going back to Rossetti - Twice is a prime example of a speaker rejecting earthly/eros love in favour of agape - therefore what does Rossetti portray about the nature of eros love? Is it worth it? How could this be linked to No Thank You John?
Then, in terms of agape love, the speaker in Twice embraces it. How could you link this to A Birthday? Uphill even?
But perhaps Rossetti does give a more favourable portrayal of eros love in The Round Tower? But what could the fact that Skene kills his wife portray? Is love inequal? Is the typical of the patriarchal Victorian era? Is this type of love evident in A Doll's House?
Sorry for the cluttered ideas - but hopefully they'll act as a springboard for you to develop your essay
P.S. The best way to link them is to think: Is this typical of the Victorian era? Then bring the other one in to argue the text's typicality.
Thank you so much, this will help me complete my essay now. I'm also doing OCR! have you done any work on selfish love in relation to these works?
How do you feel about the upcoming exams? And what other texts are you studying?
I'm a bit worried about my english lit exam because i always struggle with how to revise the texts. Other texts we are using are A clockwork Orange, The Handmaid's tale, I984 and Hamlet. What other texts are you studying?
I'm feeling okay about the exams - I just struggle with the exam technique sometimes i.e. focusing on one AO more than the others which lets me down