Part I: For each quotation, identify the author and title of the work and provide a short explanation of the quoteâ€™s significance.Connect the quote to the theme(s) of the work.
â€œLot of people offering her the stuff didnâ€™t think no-arms-no-legs people had a right to their very own Philosophy and should be grateful for all that hardware which was going to make their pitiful amputated lives that much more bearable.â€
â€œYouâ€™re better off without it. Drive it out or drown it out, thatâ€™s the sensible thing to do.â€
â€œIsnâ€™t life just one big, long emergency, happening very, very slowly?â€
â€œWhen you correct others donâ€™t humiliate them. Show them new tenderness; then they will humble themselves.â€
â€œYou think that would have changed things? The answer is of course, and for a while, and never.â€
â€œAs it goes on, youâ€™re expecting this zen, wholegrain feeling to steal over youâ€¦but what you actually get isâ€¦just a different kind of noise.â€
â€œWhen the doctors came they said she had died of heart diseaseâ€”of the joy that kills.â€
Part II: Answer three of the five questions below. Include in your answer as much specific evidence from the plays as you can.
Explain the irony of the title of Susan Glaspellâ€™s Trifles.
Explain the symbolism of the bird in Trifles.
In what way is the Christmas tree from A Dollâ€™s House symbolic?
Compare and contrast the relationship between Krogstad and Mrs. Linde with the Helmersâ€™ relationship.
What is the â€œmiracleâ€ that Nora keeps waiting for in A Dollâ€™s House, but gives up on when she leaves?