critical analysis essay
For your third English 1B writing assignment I want you to write a critical analysis of what Henrik Ibsen says about love and marriage in A Doll’s House. What questions does he raise about love and marriage (“true marriage” or otherwise)? And how does he answer these questions in the play? In writing this essay, please consider all love and marriage relationships, including those of Mrs. Kristine Linde and Nils Krogstad as well as of Nora and Torvald Helmer, and perhaps even of Dr. Rank as well. What do you think Nora (or, more accurately, Ibsen through her) means by “true marriage”?
You should spend thoughtful time to write this critical analysis essay. It should be no more than 700-1000 words in length and should thoroughly explore the theme of love and marriage in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House. Keep your focus on the play itself as an artistic expression of the theme (and not vice versa—having a theory of love and marriage and using the play to support it). And make sure that your essay is complete, coherent, and thorough, that it has a clear thesis, good organization and solid support for that thesis, and that it uses examples and details. Be sure to proofread and edit so that it has absolutely minimal errors in grammar, sentence structure, and usage.