Torvald gives Nora seemingly harmless pet names but instead it deprives her of her character. There is irony in the connotation of the pet names since she does not feel special but rather an accessory of his reputation. Torvald calls Nora many different pet names such as skylark, squirrel, and song bird. Each animal has a symbolic meaning that shows evidence of Nora’s character. Instead of having a strong image of a wife and mother she looks and acts like a child.
Skylarks are pet birds who live their life in a cage much like Nora living in Torvald’s doll house. Skylarks, small brown birds, nest in various countries including Europe. Skylarks can be kept as pets that sing for the pleasure of its owner...
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...men to devote themselves to their husbands. But she becomes a strong woman when she realizes that this is not life she wants to live and decides to leave. The act of eating macaroons in secret were the first tiny steps towards a rebellion. Nora is one of the few women who want to fight for independence. There are people who believe men are much stronger than women should be more open-minded. Women endure many hardships so they would not have to depend on men despite society’s expectations. Without women, men would be lost like a flower without a butterfly to spread its pollen to survive.
Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll’s House. Four Great Plays, Trans. R. Farquharson Sharp. Print.
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