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By Henrik Ibsen

While A Doll's apartment used to be first released in 1879 it created a sensation. The play follows the standard lifetime of a housewife. progressively the tensions inside of her marriage develop into transparent and construct to a last, attractive motion. The play is generally studied due to its sharp critique of nineteenth century marriage norms, and its feminist traits.

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I pointed to where our village lay, on the flat in-shore among the alder trees and pollards, a mile or more from the church. The man, after looking at me for a moment, turned me upside-down, and emptied my pockets. There was nothing in them but a piece of bread. When the church came to itself舒for he was so sudden and strong that he made it go head over heels before me, and I saw the steeple under my feet舒when the church came to itself, I say, I was seated on a high tombstone, trembling, while he ate the bread ravenously.

Where does the money go? What happens to the property? Who, in short, is rewarded, and who punished? Pip, Estella, and Herbert are the young generation at Great Expectations舗s beginning, and frankly, the prospects for this trio look grim; it is no accident that on the opening page, five out of six of the children we encounter are already dead. By the novel舗s end, new marriages have taken place, creating new potential parents, and a new generation (embodied in a second Pip, no less) has arrived on the scene.

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