Category: A Doll’s House

“A Doll’s House” Character Study: Nils Krogstad

In melodramas of the 1800s, villains wore black capes and laughed menacingly while they curled their long mustaches. Oftentimes these sinister men would tie damsels to railroad tracks or threaten to kick old ladies out of their soon-to-be-foreclosed homes. Although on the diabolic side, Nils Krogstad from A Doll’s House does not have the same […]

“A Doll’s House” Character Study: Nora Helmer

Nora’s Child-like Personality One of the most complex characters of 19th century drama, Nora Helmer prances about in the first act, behaves desperately in the second, and gains a stark sense of reality during the finale of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. In the beginning, Nora exhibits many childish qualities. The audience first sees her […]