Use these essay questions as writing and critical thinking exercises for all levels of writers, and to build their literary analysis skills by requiring textual references throughout the essay.
Scaffolded/Short-Answer Essay Questions
Student Prompt: Write a short (1-3 paragraph) response using one of the below bulleted outlines. Cite details from the play over the course of your response that serve as examples and support.
1. Throughout the play, Torvald refers to Nora in relation to different objects, animals, or images in their conversations.
2. Many of the characters touch upon the importance of possessing financial freedom within the play.
3. Within the world that Nora and her companions live, deception (particularly through a Fraudulent lifestyle) is an important tool to maintain social order.