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The Role of the Tarantella in Henrik Ibsen's a Doll House.

Summary: One of the motives in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House is that of the tarantella, an Italian folk dance that Nora performs on Christmas night. This dance express one of the play's central themes: the idea that an uncomfortable truth, though it might cause an authentic pain and be misinterpreted as a deadly poison, which in fact may be the only medicine that could heal the marriage of Helmer and Nora.
One of the motives in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House is that of the tarantella, an Italian folk dance that Nora performs on Christmas night. This dance express one of the play's central themes: the idea that an uncomfortable truth, though it might cause an authentic pain and be misinterpreted as a deadly poison, which in fact may be the only medicine that could heal the marriage of Helmer and Nora.

The tarantella is seen as the traditional belief of a tarantella bite which is as painful as deadly. Someone bitten by the tarantella usually moves around widely in agony, but in the process of such wide movements, ends up working the poison out of the system.

Nora sees Krogstad himself as a deadly spider, threatening to destroy the happiness of her marriage, by injecting his venom into her...

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