Bellwork – 5 minute right • Task *Take one of the newspapers and pick an article to read and respond to in one paragraph. *You will need to somehow connect A Doll's House to the article you read and describe this connection in your paragraph. Topics include any of the following: -Women positioned in traditional roles as housewife/cook -Women positioned in roles that were typically for males only -Men in leadership positions -You can somehow link horoscopes or cartoons to the play -You can link job postings to the play and mentioned which jobs would be male or female -You can comment on court cases and if there are any themes of lying/secrets/stealing that can be connected to the play -You can look at advertisements and see if you can link them to gender inequity -You can comment on any articles that deal with obtaining civil rights for women or men Objective • Students will compare the written composition of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House to the film version of the play in order to prove the consistency of theme and characterization. Watch • 1:14:30 – 1:29:30 As you watch the ending of Act 2, make sure you fill in the rest of your selection summaries so that by the end of class you have all 6 to turn in. You may not copy off of a friend... this is cheating and you will get a zero. Vocabulary First, repeat the words after me: Calculating, Evasions, Tumultuous, Proprieties, Capricious ___________________________________________ Second, copy the definition in your bellwork: 1. Calculating (adj.) – shrewd or cunning. (p. 1002) 2. Evasions (noun) – attempts to avoid duties or questions. (p. 1004) 3. Tumultuous (adj.) – wild and noisy. (p. 1005) 4. Capricious (adj.) – erratic, flighty. (p. 1006) 5. Proprieties (noun) – conformities with what is considered fitting, suitable, or proper. (p. 1006) ___________________________________________ Vocabulary Next, pair up with a front to back partner and discuss questions 1-3 while you write them in your bellwork. I will walk around and listen. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Which of the following ARE related to the meaning of Calculating? A. a narcissistic friend B. a cunning thief C. a naïve girl D. a scheming business man E. an selfless friend ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Which of the following terms has a negative connotation? A. Evasions B. Tumultuous ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Use propriety in a sentence to answer question 3. One way I have demonstrated propriety is when I ________________ because propriety means _________________? Objective • Students will cite textual evidence to prove their predictions for the fate of each of the characters. Happy Tuesday A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #1- (p. 1001-1002) 1. Are Mrs. Linde’s actions calculating? How so? What does she sacrifice and why does she make that sacrifice? 2. What might Mrs. Linde’s past feelings foreshadow? It can be considered calculating that she suddenly shows up at the Helmers’ house and obtains a job, but she is simply just trying to provide for herself. She sacrificed a future with Krogstad to marry a man that she thought could support her family. This action reinforces Ibsen’s theme of women making sacrifices for their family at the cost of their own happiness. Mrs. Linde’s statement that “help may be near” foreshadows a possible arrangement with Krogstad. A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #2- (p. 1003-1004) 1. What is Krogstad’s metaphor and what does it mean? 2. What does Mrs. Linde suggest? 3. What does Mrs. Linde learn about her position at the bank? Krogstad’s metaphor is “I’m a half-drowned man now, hanging onto a wreck” (Doll Act 3). This means that he is alone, feeling unwanted and unneeded. He is suffering now that he is left without a job or anyone to care for. His family is in jeopardy. He is trying to hang onto what he has but there is nothing left to hang onto. Mrs. Linde tells Krogstad she feels the same and suggests that the two get married. Mrs. Linde finds out that Krogstad will lose his job as a result of her receiving a job. A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #3- (p. 1005) 1. Is Krogstad a dynamic character or static character? Why? 2. Does Krogstad want to retrieve the letter from Torvald? 3. Does Mrs. Linde tell Krogstad to get the letter back? Why or why not? Krogstad is a dynamic character because he has a dramatic transition from a miserable man whose life is about to collapse to someone who has “never been so happy.” Mrs. Linde renewed her friendship with him and gave him hope for the future. He wanted a good, new life with her. He hadn't really wanted to hurt Nora and Helmer; he just couldn't see any other way to continue without a job or hope. No, Mrs. Linde changes her mind about getting the letter back and says, “Helmer's got to learn everything; this dreadful secret has to be aired; those two have to come to a full understanding; all these lies and evasions can't go on” (Doll Act 3). Formative 1. Mrs. Linde dumped Krogstad because: a. He was poor b. He was a criminal c. He was married d. He didn’t love her 2. Mrs. Linde suggests which of the following to Krogstad: a. She can be a nanny for his kids b. He can have his job back at the bank c. They can get back together d. none of the above 3. What does Mrs. Linde do about Nora’s situation? a. She tells Krogstad to speak with Torvald b. She tells Krogstad to get the letter out of the mailbox c. She tells Krogstad to turn himself in d. She tells Krogstad that Nora and Torvald need to work out their own problems A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #4- (p. 1006-1009) 1. What advice does Mrs. Linde give to Nora about Torvald? 2. What theme is revealed when Mrs. Linde gives Nora this advice? 3. What is Nora’s change in personality and what might this foreshadow? 4. Is there a role reversal between Nora and Torvald? 5. What does Dr. Rank come to say? Mrs. Linde tells Nora to stop being stubborn and just tell Torvald the truth. She reveals that independence can only come from honesty. Nora has decided that she needs to be away from Torvald. She resents his possessiveness towards her. The fact that Torvald is unaware and shows irritation shows that he is now the one acting childlike, while Nora is starting to gain independence. Dr. Rank comes to tell Nora goodbye because he will die very soon. Objective Students will critique the ending of A Doll's House to confirm or refute their predictions of each character. _______________________________________ First, take 5 minutes to find the location in the text and symbolism of “the mailbox” and “the freezing black water”. Characterization Based on your interpretation of each character – tap into their minds to develop a possible tweet for their twitter page. You can pick any of the following characters: Nora Helmer Torvald Helmer Kristine Linde Nils Krogstad Dr. Rank As always, remember to keep your work school appropriate. Vocabulary Bellwork First, repeat the words after me: Hypocrite, Grafter, Bewildered, Miracle ___________________________________________ Second, copy the definition in your bellwork: 1. Hypocrite (noun) – someone who merely pretend to be virtuous. (p. 1013) 2. Grafter (noun) – someone who takes advantage of his or her position to gain money or property dishonestly. (p. 1013) 3. Bewildered (adj.) – puzzled, confused. (p. 1015) 4. Miracle (noun) – an unusual or wonderful event that can result from divine intervention. (p. 1018) ___________________________________________ Vocabulary Bellwork Next, pair up with a front to back partner and discuss questions 1-3 while you write them in your bellwork. I will walk around and listen. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Which of the following ARE related to the meaning of hypocrite? A. a cheating boyfriend/girlfriend B. a bigot C. a trustworthy friend D. an actor/actress E. a scam artist F. an honest politician ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Which of the following terms has a negative connotation? A. Grafter B. Miracle ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Use bewildered in a sentence to answer question 3. An instance in my life where I have been bewildered was when ________________ because bewildered means _________________? A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #5- (p. 1010-1013) 1. When Torvald finally goes to the mailbox, what does Nora plan to do? 2. What do you think will be Torvald’s reaction to the letter? 3. What is Torvald’s response to the letter? 4. What did Torvald do when he opened the envelope containing the document from Krogstad? Nora plans to commit suicide by drowning herself. Torvald initially told Nora that he had the “strength and courage” to take on any threat of Krogstad’s, before he new what the letter said. Maybe he will protect Nora and defend her, rather than blame her. He flies into a rage and calls Nora a criminal, a liar, a hypocrite, and disgusting. He forbids her to raise the children and says their marriage will be one only of appearances. He instantly forgave Nora and said that everything would be as it was (only better because they will be closer because of Nora's weaknesses). Formative 1. a. 2. a. 3. a. 4. a. c. Is there a role reversal between Nora and Torvald? True b. False Mrs. Linde tells Nora to Lie b. Be honest c. Run away d. Do “something worse” Dr. Rank comes to tell Nora They should get married b. She should leave Torvald c. He will die d. He is cured When Torvald reads the blackmail letter from Krogstad, he responds by: Calling Nora a hypocrite b. Forgiving her Explaining they will take down Krogstad d. Telling Nora they are divorcing A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #6- (p. 1014-1016) 1. Does Torvald recognize Nora’s individuality? 2. What does Torvald believe caused Nora to get involved with Krogstad? 3. How do both of these statements relate to the Nature vs. Nurture debate. Torvald does not recognize Nora’s individuality. He believes she only exists to emphasize his public image and status in society. Torvald thinks Nora only got involved with Krogstad because she doesn’t know any better. Torvald follows the nature debate that Nora literally doesn’t have the mental capacity to make correct choices because she is a woman and is subordinate. Nora follows the nurture theory and understands she is suffering because she is a product of her environment. She believes there needs to be equality in a relationship and understands that her own marriage is marked by inequity. A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #7- (p. 1017-1019) 1. What decision has Nora made? 2. What claim does Nora make about love? Do you think this still applies today? 3. What does a doll house symbolize in regards to Nora and Torvald? Nora had decided that she is going to leave Torvald. Nora claims that millions of women have sacrificed honor for love, meaning that they gave up their identity for what they thought was love. This may still apply today, but today women have many more rights. It is socially acceptable for women to be independent; therefore, it is possible to have honor and love. A doll house is manipulated to simulate a happy existence of a family. Torvald manipulates Nora so that they simulate a happy marriage. However, she no longer wants to live the façade of a doll. A Doll’s House: Act 3 Selection Summary #8- (p. 1020-1022) 1. Why does Nora leave Torvald? She realizes that he is more concerned for himself and appearances than for her. He is not the man she thought he was. She has discovered the real world and wants to be a part of it, to educate herself and be a responsible individual instead of someone else's “doll.” She also tells Torvald that she is freeing him from responsibility for her and her actions. Oh Snap! Yes she did… No she didn’t… Bellwork • What is the theme of this song? Keep in mind the lyrics “I’m nothing without you.” • What is the symbolism in this song? Keep in mind the lyrics “I can be your china doll, if you want to see me fall.” • Connect your response to A Doll’s House and answer in 5 complete sentences.