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A POISON TREE William Blake

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  1. A comparison and analysis of… A DOLL’S HOUSEHenrik Ibsen & A POISON TREEWilliam Blake

  2. “From this moment, happiness is not the question; all that concerns us is to save the remains, the fragments, the appearance.” From Torvald’s speech in Act III from A Doll’s House

  3. CHARACTERS FROMA DOLL’S HOUSE…and what they represent in ‘A POISON TREE’ The narrator Nora Friend… Foe… Torvald Wrath… Krogstad

  4. Analysing the titles… metaphors - Nora’s words - Dr Rank’s words A Doll's House A Poison Tree Use of “a…” refers to general situations Use of simple words allows reader to guess the content…

  5. “I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald. But you wanted it like that. You and father have committed a great sin against me. It is your fault that I have made nothing of my life…our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as ay home I was father’s doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls.” A Doll’s House ACT III – Nora’s speech

  6. “At the next fancy-dress ball I shall be invisible…there is a big black hat – have you never heard of hats that make you invisible? If you put one on, no one can see you.” A Doll’s House ACT III – Dr.Rank’s speech

  7. THEMES… • Unreliability of appearances • Sacrificial role of women • Definition of freedom • Deception

  8. threat posed by Krogstad’s revelations • poison of deception and hypocrisy that characterises the Helmer marriage A Poison Tree Represents the wrath (the blackmailing) that grows over time.

  9. A POISON TREE… By William Blake I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, my wrath did grow. Nora’s perception Torvald or stereotypical female Symbolises Krogstad blackmailing Nora due to the loan

  10. Nora’s fear of Torvald finding out about the loan And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with my smiles And with soft deceitful wiles. …links to the theme deception …could be Nora’s playing the role of a wife i.e. doing whatever Torvald wanted her to do

  11. Personification And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright; And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine. Represents Nora’s relationship with Torvald

  12. Krogstad or the foe “stole” all of Nora’s happiness And into my garden stole When the night had veiled the pole: In the morning glad I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree. • Light • - new beginning …suggests that Nora is now “free” • stereotypical portrayal of females • - Torvald

  13. Free. To be free, absolutely free. To spend time playing with the children. To have a clean, beautiful house, the way Torvald likes it. A DOLL’S HOUSE – ACT I – Nora’s speech