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Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsens A Doll House Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsens play The Doll House is a critical part of the character development of Nora the wife of Torvald Helmer The aforementioned play is a three-act play that takes place in the Helmer residence in a comfortable room tastefully but not expensively decorated Its the holiday season at the residence Christmastime as its told early in the play Torvald asks Nora what she would like for Christmas Nora wishes for money because unbeknownst to Torvald she owes a large sum to Nils Krogstad for a promissory note loan he had given to her The story goes on and Torvald finds out about the note The anger he directs at Nora extinguishes when he opens another letter from Krogstad with the note in it saying that the note did not have to be paid back Even so Nora decides to leave Torvald saying that he never understood her and that he never loved her That in my opinion was the truth Nora Helmer was a delicate character She had been pampered all of her life by her father and by Torvald She really didnt have a care in the world She didnt even have to care for the children the maid would usually take care of that In every sense of the word she was your typical housewife She never left the house mostly because her husband was afraid of the way people would talk I do not know if but a few people knew about their marriage and that was they way Torvald wanted it to be It really wasnt her fault she was the way she was It was mostly Torvalds for spoiling her Ibsen uses creative but effective animal imagery to develop Noras character throughout the play He has Torvald call his wife his little lark or sulky squirrel or other animal names throughout the play He uses
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