"A Doll's House" and "Frankenstein" Comparison Essay by writingsensation

"A Doll's House" and "Frankenstein"
Compares common themes in these works by Henrik Ibsen and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
# 68736 | 1,810 words | 2 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2006 in Literature (English) , Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)

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The paper describes how the two works of fiction - "The Dolls House" by Henrik Ibsen and "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley - expose and mock the ills, dishonesties and cruelties of society in different ways. Ibsen does it in a frank and courageous way through his characters Nora and Dr. Rank; and Mary Shelley, in an obscure or indirect but powerful and painful way through her nameless, confused and hated monster. The paper examines how Ibsen condemns the hypocrisy of his time in the person of a woman, while Mary Shelley brings out the ugly and weak in people in the person of a man, Frankenstein's creature.

From the Paper:

" "A Doll's House" and "Frankenstein" share similar themes. One is the role of women in society. In "A Doll's House," the woman is an integral and major part of a home where she owes allegiance to the husband and dutifully cares for her children in exchange for support and a comfortable existence from the husband. If she plays the role well, she receives social approval and respect. But her personal independence is sacrificed in place of these rewards. She does not have a personality, will and existence outside of what her husband and society establish for her as her concrete destiny and worth."

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