Analysis of A DOLL HOUSE by Henrik IbsenA DOLL HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen


Read A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen. It’s in your bookor online You’ll probably want the first

option “read free online”. Do not simply watch a movie version.

Read these instructions carefully before you read the play.

You will turn in an analysis of the play. This isn’t a detailed paper on every aspect but every aspect should be addressed at least briefly. I want

you to talk about how YOU interpreted the play.Identify specific moments/speeches as to Act .

In terms of plot… Did you find any exposition? What was the inciting incident? Were there a series of crises before that and what were they? What did

you think was the climax of the play? Why did that moment you felt was the climax, the highest dramatic point, have the most impact for you?

Character.. Who do you think was the protagonist? Who was antagonist? What flaw did they possess and how did it effect their actions in the play?

Did you find any characters likable? Unlikable?

Thought…In your mind…your own interpretation…what was Ibsen trying to say? What universal theme is put forward in this play? Why did you make that


Diction.. Look at the words he uses. Are there any other places in the play where you thought that the playwright’s use of language played a

significant role? Were there any monologues? Did the language(words) used by the playwright reveal anything about the characters?

Music…What did you hear? Explain the sounds, the vocal qualities, the other noises you heard in your head.

And finally…Spectacle. What did it look like? The set, the lighting, the costumes, the actors? And what lead you to imagine what is in your head.


At least 900 words, about 3 pages. .




Last Updated on February 10, 2019