Tragic Hero: “Tragic hero is a man of noble stature. Heis not an ordinary man, but a man withoutstanding qualities and greatness about him.His destruction is for a greater cause orpurpose.” Essentials Features of a tragic Character: Goodness Appropriateness Close to life or real consistent
Factors leading a character to its ‘Tragic End’ 1- Noble birth 2- Hamartia; the tragic flaw, error in judgement. 3- Peripety reversal of fortune 4- Self-awareness self-acknowledge due to his actions
A Doll’s House Feminism or RealismIbsen: “ I am not a member of the Women’s rights League…. I am not even quite sure what this women’s rights movement is. To me it has seemed a problem of humanity in general.”
Thought The thought of the personage is shown in everything to be effected by their speech, in every effort to approve or disapprove, arouse emotions or to maximize or minimize things.
In the 1st act of the play Child like personality. Loyal pet (oh! pooh). “free: to be free, absolutely free. To spend time playing with children. To have a clean beautiful house, the way Torvald likes it.
In the 2nd act Seems more desperate. Thinks individually. Erases the image of a silly girl “Oh, if it is a wife who has any head for business…..has the wit to be little bit clever.” “I have something to be proud of… something glorious is going to happen.2
In the 3rd act Gains sense or reality. Independent. Enlightened. Real protagonist.