Doll House


Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsen's
Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen's play, The is a critical analyzing tool for the character development of Nora and Torvald Helmer the main characters in this play.
The play is a three-act play that takes place in the Helmer residence, in "A room furnished comfortably and tastefully, but not extravagantly." (pg.3) It's the Christmas season at the residence as it's told early in the play. Torvald asks Nora what she would like for Christmas. Nora wishes for money, because, unknown to Torvald, she owes a large sum to Nils Krogstad for a promissory note loan he had given to her. The story goes on, and Torvald finds out about the note. The anger he directs at ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

the maid would usually take care of them. Speaking stereotypically she was your everyday housewife. She never left the house, mostly because her husband was afraid of the way people "would talk." In my opinion not too many people knew of their marriage, and that was they way Torvald wanted it to be. It really wasn't her fault she was the way she was. It was mostly Torvald's for spoiling her.
Ibsen uses creative, but effective, animal imagery to develop Nora's character throughout the play. He has Torvald call his wife "his little lark" or "sulky squirrel" or other animal names throughout the play. He uses a lot of 'bird' imagery-calling her many different bird names. It seems to me that the name he uses directly relates to how Torvald feels about her at the time. He has something about him that observes the mood of the people that he is around, like later in the story when he says to Nora "Did you notice what good spirits Rank was in this evening?"(pg. 55) The animals Ibsen chooses ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

Doll House. (2008, June 7). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Doll-House/84888
"Doll House." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 7 Jun. 2008. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Doll-House/84888>
"Doll House." Essayworld.com. June 7, 2008. Accessed March 29, 2017. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Doll-House/84888.
"Doll House." Essayworld.com. June 7, 2008. Accessed March 29, 2017. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Doll-House/84888.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 6/7/2008 06:22:59 PM
Category: English
Words: 1196
Pages: 5

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
A Doll House: Insights
A Doll House By Ibsen
The Theme Of A Doll House
A Doll House 2
A Doll House
A Doll House: The Disadvantage ...
Character Change In Henrik Ibse...
A Doll House: Nora
Themes Of Animal Imagery In... ...
A Doll's House: A Push To Freed...
A Doll's House: Nora Perceived ...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2017 Essayworld. All rights reserved