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Animus in A Doll's House and The Awakening

Summary: Defines the four stages of animus. Compares the portrayal of animus in both Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House and the Kate Chopin story, The Awakening. Explores the journey female characters must endure to discover their animus.
In society women often do not fit into the stereotype that they are given. Women are supposed to be caring, motherly, and submissive, husband pleasers who have no mind of their own. This however, is a great injustice. Women can also be strong, opinionated, assertive and secretive, much like a man. This masculine warrior archetype is in all women and those who are lucky enough to realize it are happiest. The name for these masculine tendencies in women is the Animus. The book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen contain two examples of women going through the four stages of animus and rediscovering themselves.

The first stage in bringing out the animus is the personification of mere physical power. This is when the woman realizes that she has the power and capability of doing...

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