As mentioned in class, it's time to turn up for second semester lit. January to May will consist of: poetry, poetry, and more poetry; existential literature; Hamlet; a field trip to the ACS; and a senior footprint project. Oh, and graduation. It's going to be kind of awesome, guys.
But before we get there -- one more novel that will yeild a whole lot of juice for a mere 75 pages of reading.
So: your reading for break: Ethan Frome. Your assignment: to be deteremined.
Help me decide by answering this handy-dandy poll below.
Nora is Torvald's pretty little skylark. She plays the fairy and dances for him in the moonlight. She sneaks cookies, cares for the children, and...forges her father's name for cash-money.
Her story is reminiscent of many common tropes and themes in modern stories of awakening and scandal. I mean, maybe Nora’s scandal isn’t quite as scandalous as Kerry Washington’s Scandal or nearly as nefarious as the meth dealer's money-laundering wife, but for a woman of her time, I think she's quite the clever one.
Your job for this post is to get context. Research A Doll's House (writer, time period, setting, etc.) to learn more about its context --especially gender roles and societal norms.