Mrs. Warren’s Profession - Acts II and III
Contrasted with A Doll House, Mrs. Warren’s Profession presents very different attitudes toward gender and romance. Here the roles seem to be somewhat reversed - Vivie is more practical/business-minded, while Frank seems more frivolous and romantic. In fact, during the big scene between mother and daughter, Mrs. Warren accuses Vivie of having “no heart.”
What do you make of the play’s portrayal of marriage and/or romance? How does it differ from what we saw in A Doll House? How is it, in some ways, a response to Ibsen?
Or, how does Mrs. Warren’s Profession treat familial relationships. We see two examples of parent/child relationships. Compare the two and offer a reading of what we might take away from those relationships.