A Doll's House

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Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsen's A Doll House Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen's play, The Doll House is a critical part of the character development of Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer. The aforementioned play is a three-act play that takes place in the Helmer residence, in "a comfortable room, tastefully but not expensively decorated." It's the holiday season at the residence, "Christmastime" as it's told early in the play. Torvald asks Nora what she …

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…worried about what people will say. I hate people like that, and that's why I am not very fond of Torvald. Animal Imagery in this play is used to show the kind of person Torvald is, and the kind of person he would like Nora to be (or at least how he sees her). In this play, it is critical in the character development for both characters, showing really how both sides perceive the other.