A Doll's House - Leah Bianchi English 102 Mrs Allen Study...

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Leah Bianchi English 102 Mrs. Allen April 16, 2008 Study Questions for A Doll’s House 1. This Christmas is significant to them because they were poor and this is their first Christmas in which they do not have to worry so much about money. Torvald has a great job now with a great salary and is pleased with the fact of having such financial security. 2. The significance of Nora secretly eating macaroons in the play because it is symbolic of the other things in her life that she has to hide from Torvald such as a loan that she took out to save his life and how she forged her father’s signature on the contract with Krogstad in order to receive the money. It is also symbolic of how she is treated by her husband Torvald. He treats her as a child and as a doll. 3. Kristine Linde is a practical, down-to-earth woman, and her sensible worldview highlights Nora’s somewhat childlike outlook on life. Mrs. Linde’s account of her life of poverty underscores the privileged nature of the life that Nora leads. Also, we learn that Mrs. Linde took responsibility for her sick parent, whereas Nora abandoned her father when he was ill. 4. Nora is a good mother because she honestly loves her children and she understands how Torvald treats them. She plays with them and makes up for what they do not receive from their father. She seems to understand and connect with them a whole lot more than their father simply for the fact that he is a true Victorian husband and father.
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5. Torvald constantly downplays his equality of his wife. His selfish comments become significant because of how Nora risked everything to save his life and that she honestly did not think that what she did was a crime. Torvald treats Nora like a doll that should be admired and taken out and played with. He scolds her as refers to her as silly names like squirrel. 6.
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