Teacher Guide

A Doll's House Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Understand the influence of Ibsen's work, and A Doll's House in particular, on Western drama, both thematically and structurally.

  2. 2

    Examine gender expectations in marriage and society, both in Ibsen's time and in the present.

  3. 3

    Identify and understand symbols, metaphors, and allegories in A Doll's House

  4. 4

    Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in A Doll's House.

  5. 5

    Develop a thorough understanding of the elements of Ibsen’s life and experiences that shaped his worldview and...

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