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  1. 1. A Doll’s House: Significance and Meaning Erin McGaw, Brian Sisco, and Teresa Wang Brian Sisco’s portion
  2. 2. Why did Ibsen write A Doll’s House? <ul><li>To make the private public </li></ul><ul><li>Point out the errors of society </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an advocacy for women </li></ul><ul><li>Show the dichotomy between ideology and practice </li></ul>
  3. 3. The reaction to the initial performance <ul><li>The ending shocked audiences </li></ul><ul><li>He had to write an alternate ending because his ending was found unacceptable. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact <ul><li>&quot;More than anyone, he [Ibsen] gave theatrical art a new vitality by bringing into European bourgeois drama an ethical gravity, a psychological depth, and a social significance which the theatre had lacked since the days of Shakespeare. In this manner, Ibsen strongly contributed to giving European drama a vitality and artistic quality comparable to the ancient Greek tragedies.&quot; - Professor Bjørn Hemmer, University of Oslo </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s rights movement </li></ul>
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