September 09, 2005

Time to eat!

Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor Intro through p. 22 -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Foster: My guess is that as long as people act toward their fellows in exploitative and selfish ways, the vampire will be with us.

Krogstad, by Foster's definition, is a vampire. He may not literally suck the blood from Nora, but he certainly holds her life in his hands. Because of his selfishness (although one may feel he is entitled to look out only for himself), Nora's future is in the balance: does she confess to her husband and risk losing him and her reputation or allow Krogstad to manipulate her and still potentially lose everything? In order to fulfill his life, Krogstad must take Nora's-essentially what a vampire does.

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 9, 2005 12:48 AM

Your TrackBack worked perfectly. Great!

While we see Krogstad initially through Nora's eyes, we also see Nora try to preserve her own fortunes at the expense of Krogstad's. In a way, she's the villain -- a vampire -- in Krogstad's subplot.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 9, 2005 12:54 AM


This is so dark....did you choose this reading because it is like "The Crow"?

Posted by: Katie Aikins at September 10, 2005 12:03 AM

Actually, no, but you bring up a good point. Maybe I'll blog about the eating and food in the movie. Once again, you've inspired me, Katie dear!!

Posted by: Katie Lambert at September 10, 2005 04:38 PM
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