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A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen;s, A Doll;s House, contains significant childhood images concerning it;s main character Nora. Using metaphors, Ibsen portrays Nors as a child. She is a child-woman, a child-wife, and a child-mother. Through her interactions with other characters, one can see the internal child within Nora: she is a little girl, living in a doll;s house. She was her father;s doll, Torvald;s doll and she has dolls of her own. Her darling doll children are foreshadowed to grow up the same as their mother. As a woman she acts very much like a little girl.She finds pleasure in simple deception.Nora finally does emerge into adulthood by the end of the play.She will no longer be a skylark inertly singing the song of devotion and beauty. Nora is moving on to discover the intelligent, independent woman she knows she is.
Primarly, Nora can be described as a child-woman. How she deals with the bag of macaroons is a notable example of her childlike behavior. She feels she has to hide them from Torvald, and even Dr. Rank. Torvald worries of her figure, but Nora loves the forbidden fruit, and she keeps the macaroons her devious secret.She has no reason to withhold her indulgence from Dr. Rank, but lies to him as well, telling him that Ms. Linde gave her the macaroons.It was as if she told the lie to feel the pleasure of deception that comes when telling a good fib. Just as a child may get caught with one hand in the cookie jar, and lie about it, Nora does the same with her friends. She also finds sinister pleasure in indulgence when she begs Torvald for more money.
Oh yes, Torvald, surely we can afford to be just a little bit extravagant now, can;t we? Just a teeny-weeny bit. You are getting quite a good salary now, and you are going to earn lots and lots of money.
This example alone shows her begging Torvald for more money, like a child woul


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