Name: Symbols in A Doll’s House Consider the following list, which mentions stage properties, parts of setting, concepts, or plot details. Answer the following two questions: 1) What does it symbolize for you? 2) How did each item contribute to your understanding of the play? Remember it is our goal to uncover all the layers of meaning! Support with evidence from the text. Symbol Symbolizes Contribution to play Support Tarantella Literally a dance to get the poison out; is both part of the festivities and a way to release Nora’s hitherto suppressed energy and love of life. Nora losing control; being set free. Her abandon in the dance both attracts and frightens Torvald. It symbolizes one facet of what their marriage could have been. Hel: “Slower” “Not so violently” (48). Nora: “I can’t do it any other way” (48). Hel: “My darling, you are dancing as if your life depended on it.” (48) Nora: “So it does” (48).
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