General Vision and Viewpoint 2016: Key Quotes

A Doll's house.poster

                                                                                                                                                      LCII-2016

 

Key Quotations                                                                                    General Vision and Viewpoint

‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan; ‘Death of a Superhero’ (DOAS) directed by Ian Fitzgibbon; ‘A Doll’s House’ (ADH) by Henrik Ibsen

OPENING

‘I hope this girl will give no trouble’ (Dan)

‘Why would he leave without so much as a goodbye’

 

‘It felt like I had control for once’ (Don discussing suicidal behaviour)

* foreboding music (metal)* *dark animated sequence* ‘So many ways to die’ (Death figure)

 

‘Lark’

‘squirrel’

‘poor little girl’

‘You know I could never act against your wishes’ (NORA TO TORVALD)

 

 

ENDING

‘Kinsella takes my hand in his. As soon as he takes it I realise my father has never once held my hand’

‘learned enough, grown enough’

‘He gives me a kiss then and the woman hugs me’

 

‘I’ll be listening’

 

‘desert your home, your husband and your children’

‘no man would sacrifice his honour for the one he loves.’

‘I have never been happy’

‘Now it is all over’

‘I must stand on my own feet.’

 

 

SETTING

‘she hasn’t enough to pay the man’ ‘stretching the money’

‘freezer packed solid’

‘money to spare’

 

‘Contrast between affluent contemporary Dublin and dark foreboding apocalyptic world of Donald’s troubled mind.’

 

‘Have you thought what people will say?’

‘Your most sacred duties….towards your husband and your children.’ (Torvald)

 

 

CENTRAL CHARACTERS

‘learned enough, grown enough’

 

‘I’ve never been out with a girl before’

‘a brilliant artist’

‘I want you to come to this exact spot’

 

‘You know I could never act against your wishes’ (Nora to Torvald)

‘It is no use forbidding me anything any longer’

‘I have been greatly wronged’

 

 

FATE OF THE CENTRAL CHARACTERS

‘They seem different, thinner’ (about sisters)

‘the house feels damp and cold’

 

‘He’s not eighteen. He’ll never be eighteen’

‘He’s dying. Don is dying. Get that into your head.’

‘I’ll be listening’

 

‘I must stand on my own feet’

‘I have no idea what is going to become of me’

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS

‘she’ll ate but you can work her’

‘try not to fall into the fire you’

‘He gives me a kiss then and the woman hugs me’

‘puts his arm around me and gathers me into them as though I were his.’

 

‘It’ll be okay Mom’

‘He might need a bit of looking after’(Donald to Mom)

‘you’re an amazing man. I love you’ (Dad to Donald)

‘I want you to come to this exact spot’ ‘I’ll be listening’ (to Shelly)

 

‘I passed from Papa’s hands into yours.’ (Nora)

‘A wife can’t borrow money without her husband’s consent’ (Christine)

‘It wouldn’t assist me in the slightest’ (Torvald)

‘for eight years I had been living here with a strange man’

 

 

IMAGERY

‘small iron gate’    ‘white butterflies’

‘I am smack against him and lifted into his arms’

 

*animated comic sequences*

*body surrounded by celestial light*

 

‘doll’

‘song bird’

‘lark’

 

 

THEMES

*Healing power of love*

‘I have learned enough, grown enough’

 

‘you’re an amazing man. I love you’ (Dad to Donald)

 

*restrictive effects of society on the individual*

‘I have never been happy’ ‘Sacred duties’

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English@BanagherCollege

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