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...ughters and sisters were left at home all day to oversee the domestic duties.” In other words, men were distant from their wife and children as they worked long hours and provided for their family. Women were to reproduce and stay indoors whereas men did all the outside work. Gender roles played a huge part in their lives as they were to stick with the norms and do what society thought was acceptable. This also showed the way Torvald was overprotective of Nora. He would call her names like “little bird” and his “skylark” and would ask her questions like “When did my squirrel come home?” (Ibsen 12). This signifies that Nora is not a human being but an object. Another important thing to note is Torvald would always compare her to smaller objects nothing too extreme. It also showed how Torvald was making her seem very little compared to him and she was not significant.
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