"A Doll's House" and "A Raisin in the Sun"
A look at the social inequality in the plays "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.
# 117909 | 1,415 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 24, 2009 in Drama and Theater (American) , Drama and Theater (World) , Literature (American) , Literature (World)
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The paper shows how the plays "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry both deal with the issue of social inequality from perspectives of race, income and gender. The paper also discusses how both plays explore the hard choices that people with limited financial resources have to make on a daily basis.
From the Paper:"In A Doll's House, we meet Nora Helmer, who is just on the cusp of moving into an upper middle-class life. In fact, their house is specifically described as, "furnished comfortably and tastefully, but not extravagantly" (Ibsen, 11). Nora's life is just about to change if she can just resolve several problems that have threatened the steadiness of her life while she worked towards her goal of financial stability. She has taken out an illegal loan from the bank in order to pay for a trip to Italy that potentially saved her husbands life. The loan is almost paid off but the bank employee who helped her procure the loan has now come back to blackmail her in order to save his job."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hansberry, L. (1958). A Raisin in the Sun. New York, NY: Random House.
- Ibsen, H. (1910) A Doll's House. Clayton, DE: Prestwick House.
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