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Topics for 2010-2011

Victoria Weaver – Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House. Torvald was the stereotypical dominant male and towards the end, he becomes weak. With Madame Bovary, Charles becomes weaker than he originally was. The focus will be chararacterization.


Maya Dartiguenave- In both plays, Antigone and A Doll’s House, the leading female characters are characterized by a loved one in a dire situation when the women try to help them, and find themselves in trouble. For Antigone, it was giving her brother a proper burial, and for Nora, from A Doll’s House, it was borrowing money to save the life of her husband.


Kourtney Williams –

Madame Bovary and A doll’s house, how the antagonists and the  husbands of the protagonists are used to characterize the protagonists.



Megan Williamson-

Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House- authors use of foreshadowing to signal  the departure and abandonment of children by leading female characters.


Nicole Stiers-

Madame Bovary and Antigone, the author’s use antithesis to show the characterization of women using the characterization of men in the society.


Kevin Sison

Both Antigone and A Doll’s House share a common theme of whether to follow one’s one rules and morals, or whether to follow those formed by others of authority.


Namitha Thotli

The archetype of  unfaithfulness  of Madam Bovary and Antigone used to show the weakness of women.


Justin Drouin

Flaubert and Ibsen dynamically characterize the “antagonists” (Krogstad and Lheurex) to bring about the downfall of the husbands in the household. 


Norrelle Walker

How does the author use foreshadowing to develop the characterization of Antigone and Emma Bovary


Grace Miller

The role reversal of the dynamic characterization of Emma/Charles Bovary and Nora/Helmer


Tina Gardner

A study of the authors use of strict societal influence to develop the characters in Sophocles Antigone and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

Bobbie Kennedy

The author’s use of foreshadowing to develop the relationship of husband and wife in Bovery/Doll’s House


Amy Rorvall

The hasty generalizations of Antigone and Madame Bovary that lead to their suicide.


Jessica Polkey

Both authors use situational irony to bring the women to power and use the women to bring the downfall of the men.


Abbie Garcia

A study of the characterization of Emma Bovary  and Antigone and  how they both are self destructive and are driven be their emotions.


Airielle Genesis

Both Madame Bovary and Nora in  Doll’s house were indirectly characterized as selfish individuals which led to situational irony.


Lena Bateh

An examination of Iseme is Anitgone by Sophocles and Charles Bovary in Madame Bovary by Flaubert reveals that both authors examine the role of foils to emphasize their attempted influence over the protagonist which eventually leads to their own downfall.


Jonathan Winn

The use of purchases and debt and the contrasting views of those between the characters of Madame Bovary and Doll’s House to show the pitfalls of a mismatched marriage


Mary McCool

The use of family relationships to develop character in Madame Bovary and Antigone.


Jake Friedman

By being characterized against the mores of societies, they end up hurting those who love them.


Theresa Burton

How their past led to the characters ultimate destruction.




Joshua Franz

How in Madame Bovary and in A doll’s house, how the husbands were foil to their wives and lead to the wives destruction.

Lordgene Aldana

Antigone and doll’s House uses characterization to characterize antigone and Nora to establish the theme of loyalty.


Isabella Orcino

The theme in Antigone and Doll’s house that by believing in what you want instead of going with society the result is the resolution of freedom.


Colin Behrens

How the family dynamics in Antigone and A Doll’s House impacted the theme of the work.


Nicole Selkov

The antithesis between the life Antigone and Madame Bovary wanted to live, and the life society expected them to live and how this led both women to strike out; eventually leading to the downfall of their families. 


Paul Cuffe 

How the author uses situational irony to further deceitful characteristics among the protagonists and antagonists in A Doll’s House and Antigone


Thomas Melady

The author’s use of dramatic irony in A Doll’s House and Madame Bovary to characterize Nora and Emma


Amanda Reyes

The theme in Madam Bovary and Antigone that focusing on idealistic lifestyles rather reality leads to self destruction.




The use of foils to highlight flaws in the male leads of Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House: Dr. Rank for Torvald Helmer, and Homais the pharmacist for Charles Bovary.



Ataesia Mickens

How the author uses slippery slope to characterize the lives of the main characters in Madame Bovary and Antigone


BoBay Park

How the author uses antithesis between the husband and wife characters in Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House.

Alex Gandara

Motif that powerful men fall when confronted with powerful women to establish theme.


Chloe Risher

The author uses the characters uses strictly the characters emotions to characterizes them.


Justina Freeman

The author uses irony to develop the theme of if a man throws himself at a woman, he will be rejected, whether or not he is right for her (Bovary and Doll’s House)


Shannan Webster

Use of Mrs. Linde and Ismene as voice of reason and a foil to the main women characters in the drama who then ignore them  due to a cloud of emotion.


Chinna Campbell

The authors use of Nora and Antigone to state that moral rules are greater than rules as set by the law.


Christine Socorro

The symbolism of a blind man who is able to see the truth yet is reviled in Madame Bovary and Antigone.


Ebonique Brooks

The theme of how parenting effects adults in Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House.


Angelica Santiago

The author’s use of indirect characterization of the antagonists Creon in Antigone and Torvald in A Doll’s Hose to establish the theme that in order for a leader to be successful one must have compassion and humility.


 Mary Cole Christopher

The author’s development of the motif of feminine independence and selfishness.


Annie Wilt

Ibsen and Flaubert use dysfunctional marriages as a metaphor to describe and criticize their contemporary societies.


Ebonee Gatlin

The author characterizes Emma and Antigone as rebellious and stubborn to develop the motif of women’s suppression.



Jonah Kitay

Ibsen and Flaubert both use letters to symbolize the destruction of the husbands’ world, and bring about their downfall.


Everett Malone

Through their interactions with other people, Creon and Charles represent a theme of masculine arrogance.


Christine Baum

Use of Symbols to reveal the consequences of over romanticizing a marriage


Victor Jackson

The use characterization of the guard and Krogstad as selfish people to develop the theme that the oppressed will do anything to thrive.


Michael Farhat

Madame Bovary and a Doll’s House share a common theme of money being the road to destruction (or self- destruction).


Trey Aponte

The use of symbols to show the main characters in Madame Bovary and a Doll’s House as dynamic


Natasha Joshua

 The view of the main characters Nora in A Doll’s House and Antigone archetype as martyrs creating change on what they feel is the unjust.


Juan Sanchez

The use of debt to characterize   Emma Bovary as cold hearted and vain ,and Nora  Helmer as compassionate ,and caring .


Hoang Tran

The authors’ use of symbolism in Madame Bovary and A Doll’s House create an atmosphere and mood of oppression.


Eboni Lee

The authors’ use of imagery on social classes and the way they dressed  to characterize Nora Helmer and Emma Bovary as false    


Marissa Canady

The portrayal of the societal view of women in the works of Flaubert and Sophocles through theme, established by the characterization of Emma bovary and Antigone.




Manuela Sushnitha

The authors’ use of the husbands as foils to the major characters, Nora and Madame Bovary.




Dare Faulk

The use of death of the characters in Madame Bovary and Antigone to establish a theme of the dramatic ramifications of death and how a person influence extends beyond the grave.


Melody Fordan

The author’s use of characterization of Creon and Torvald being oblivious to what’s happening in front of them (the main characters’ actions)  to develop themes.


Andrew Mosser

How the houses in Madame Bovary and a Doll’s House are used as symbols to represent prisons, and how this helps develop the theme of a house becoming a prison when its normally a place of refuge and how this affects the women.


Arianne Romero

The author’s use of dynamic characterization to show that a change in nature dooms a family in A Doll’s House and Antigone.


Charles Lafer

The authors use the class structure in both bovary and a dolls house in order to “imprison” the mmain characters.



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