Anyone read the play "A Dolls House" ?

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    Jun 29, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    we were told to write a new ending for class i wrote this,

    just looking for feedback on it,



    A few weeks later…

    Mrs. Linde was about to sit down at her desk at the bank, when she heard a shout behind her. “Christine! How are you!?” Mrs. Linde turned around, “Nora? What on earth are you doing here??” Nora laughed as she sat down in the empty desk next to her, “you would not believe what has happened to me over the last few weeks” she said, “ever since I left Torvald and the children life has been really tough”. Nora gave a small sigh, “I have been living off the little money I had saved to pay Krogstad back, and since that debt was over and done with I was able to use that money to rent a room, at an inn, but that money went quick, and I was trying desperately to find some work, but no one would hire me”. Nora started to unpack her things onto the desk, “anyway in the meantime, poor Dr. Rank passed away, and while attending his funeral, I saw Torvald there, and could not contain myself, and went over to ask him how the children were”. Mrs. Linde gasped, “What did he say?” Nora replied, “well at first he was ashamed to be seen talking to me in public, and he told me how awful his life had become since I left, and how people whispered behind his back wherever he went. Anyway he said the children missed me dearly, and asked me if I would consider returning home, I told him I couldn’t do that. we talked for some time, and we actually agreed that I can see the children once in a while, but Torvald said not too often, he doesn’t want them to get confused, or made fun of in school” Nora sighed again. Mrs. Linde said, “Oh well that’s good! At least you can still see them from time to time, but tell me why you are at the bank?” Nora brightened “oh well I mentioned to Torvald that I was still looking for work, and he practically shouted that there was an opening at the bank now, since Krogstad left. Evidently the board feels that two women are needed to replace one man, and since he had already promised you a job, he needed to hire another woman as well”, Nora gave a short laugh. “So here I am, working at the bank next to you Christine!” Mrs. Linde asked, “And Torvald is ok with you working here?? Won’t he be embarrassed that his colleagues will see his estranged wife here every day??” Nora replied “well either Torvald really has changed, or he sees this as a chance for us to get back together eventually, or maybe it is just his sense of duty that he feels he owes me” she shrugged “either way I had to accept the job, because I need to pay my bills”. Nora changed the subject, “anyway Christine tell me how are things with you? Did you really get back together with Krogstad?” Mrs. Linde sighed, “Well it didn’t end up working out, we have both changed so much over the years, it just didn’t feel right, besides I have this job now, so for the time being I am ok on my own, and I’m enjoying this new found independence more than I thought I would”. Nora gave Mrs. Linde a sympathetic look, “oh well it was not meant to be, besides you are better off without a man like that” she said. Mrs. Linde sighed, “I guess you are right Nora,” “but guess what, we get to work together now! Isn’t that great?” Nora laughed “that’s right Christine, and you know what, as hard as my life is now, and as much as I miss the children, and the big house, and dear old Anne” Nora went on wistfully, “I still could not go on living the way I was living before, to live as an accessory to a man, and be there just to entertain him just isn’t right”. Mrs. Linde Nodded, “I completely understand you Nora, although I do not know if could have left my children, to live on my own, it takes a lot of courage!”
    Nora smiled sadly, “well here we are Christine, two women, working in a man’s world, supporting ourselves, but are we equal to the role of the man in society, are we now independent free women? I don’t know... But one has to be happy with their lot, and make the most of it” Nora’s eyes twinkled, “besides now I can eat as many macaroons as I’d like!”
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    Jun 29, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    I read Ibsen's play, but I don't remember much. All I remember is the first half was kind of vapid and lighthearted, then at some point the mood turned somber and the lady left.
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:21 AM GMT
    Nora sure as fuck loved her macaroons!
    Bitch should have loved her husband's dick as much ;P
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:23 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI read Ibsen's play, but I don't remember much. All I remember is the first half was kind of vapid and lighthearted, then at some point the mood turned somber and the lady left.


    You wouldn't leave me right coookeh? Id give you lots of food and lots of sex (while having food)!
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    Jun 29, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    cold saidI haven't read the play, but, if you are being graded on your work, I would take another look at the punctuation. You seem to have a bit of a love affair with the comma and this made it very difficult to read. It's good - just work on the formatting if anyone else is going to clap eyes on it.

    Best of luck!
    haha ive been told that before, idk why i do that, but thnx!!
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    Jun 30, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    cold saidI haven't read the play, but, if you are being graded on your work, I would take another look at the punctuation. You seem to have a bit of a love affair with the comma and this made it very difficult to read. It's good - just work on the formatting if anyone else is going to clap eyes on it.

    Best of luck!


    Damn, cold. You're one cold motherfucker... Oh, now I get your profile name =P
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    Jun 30, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    I actually read the play for my world lit. class last semester. Was the ending supposed to be if that situation were to happen today? I mean I understand that if that was the situation then you did good. although, if it was meant to be as if it happened in that period of time then I would revise some of the wording.

    Other than that you did great. I really didn't pay attention to the punctuation, but if you say that you know you always do that make sure you revise it. Best of luck!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 30, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    I find Ibsen's endings rather strange. I usually get most of the play when he's usually very earnest and you can see where he's going to go next dramatically, and then he springs something really surprising and usually rather banally presented at the end. This trend just got worse with the later works.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Ang721 saidI actually read the play for my world lit. class last semester. Was the ending supposed to be if that situation were to happen today? I mean I understand that if that was the situation then you did good. although, if it was meant to be as if it happened in that period of time then I would revise some of the wording.

    Other than that you did great. I really didn't pay attention to the punctuation, but if you say that you know you always do that make sure you revise it. Best of luck!!! icon_biggrin.gif
    thank you!

    no the ending is supposed to take place then, thats why i stuck in some of the prejudices that existed then,

    but yeah i get what you mean by the wording being a little too modern.
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    Jul 03, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Cookeh is back! I was worried he had gone to bacon rehab!
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    Jul 03, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    It had a profound impact on me as a 14 yr old when I read it. For me personally it means faking who you are to live a comfortable life. It terrified me to think people go against their own morals and values just for prosperity, even to the point of being someone they do not want to be.