Iben’s A Doll’s house: Alternative ending

In view of the fact that this last act moves toward a happy ending

Ibsen very reluctantly acceded to a request for an alternate ending to a German production. In the new ending, Helmer forces Nora to look at their sleeping children and reminds her that “tomorrow when they wake up and call for their mother, they will be—motherless.” Nora “struggles with herself as the play concludes by saying, “oh, this is a sin against myself, but I cannot leave.” In view of the fact that this last act moves toward a happy ending, what is wrong with this alternative ending?

You should work on answering the question as related to the story. How you answer the initial question in the introduction will help you to develop your thesis. There is no need to include a summary of the play, as your instructor has read the material; instead, focus on writing a reader-response

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essay, or choose a literary theory for the basis of your analysis. The following video provides a great introduction to writing a thesis for your literary analysis:

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For each main point that you select, support that point with quotes from the text, and then share your analysis of how and why the main point and evidence/quotes/examples fit together.

Be sure to refer to Module 0 should you have questions about developing an academic paragraph.

Your writing should use one of the traditions of critical literary theory.

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Use third-person point of view.

For a successful critical thinking assignment, you must do the following:

Have a strong thesis statement
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that you craft after constructing your evidence-based paragraphs
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Use specific textual support from the text in the body of your paper.
Apply literary terms and theory to provide analysis and rationale for your assertions.
Include quotations with your close readings. This is important so you can work to analyze the author’s words and is an essential part of literary analysis.
Proofread for errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. Vary sentence structure and sentence length to add interest.
Writing Requirements

Should be 2-3 pages in length (not counting the title page and references page)
Minimum of two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook (The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.)
Use template paper located in the module folder
Follow correct APA guidelines found in CSU-Global APA Style Guide
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with regard to the following:
Font style and size
Margins and spacing
References page (Cite primary and secondary sources.)
If you have questions about citing in APA, contact the CSU-Global Librarian at [email protected].

Shaw, B. (1922). The quintessence of Ibsenism

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. New York: Brentano’s.

Ibsen, H. (2018). A doll’s house. Retrieved fromhttp://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2542?msg=welcome_stranger (Original work published 1879)


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