Four Major Plays Setting & Symbolism

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A Doll's House - Nora's Home

In the early scenes of the play, Nora's home, which she shares with Torvald, their children and some servants, is a haven of safety, security, love, and play. Later, as Nora comes to realize just how imprisoned she has been by the attitudes and actions of both Torvald and herself, she comes to see her home as a cage, a "doll's house," in which she has been kept as a plaything and which, in order to survive, she must escape.

A Doll's House - Nora's Macaroons

These candies (a mix of chocolate and coconut) that Nora nibbles illicitly throughout the first scene of the play function as a catalyst to reveal her capacity for lying and self-indulgence.

A Doll's House - Nora's IOU

This is the note Nora wrote to guarantee repayment of the loan made to her by Krogstad, a note...

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