Play: A Doll House by Henrick Ibsen
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... Q. Doe English 344 8 May 2000 A Doll’s House Questions Because of the its composition, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House exhibits many of the characteristics of traditional melodrama. Firstly, the conflict driving the plot surrounds a crime, forgery. Many melodramas centered around a crime. Additionally, the play employs the traditional roles, or stock characters, found in a melodrama: the hero, the heroine, the villain, and the spurned lover. However, the manner in which Ibsen portrays his characters and their interactions breaks the norms of melodrama.
In melodrama, the stock characters act in prescribed ways. The hero always has the same characteristics. He is good but not so clever as to avoid...