How does Nora act toward her children? What might this reveal about her character?
Nora loves to play with her children and is very enthusiastic, but she does not position herself as an authority figure so much as an equal. She acts childish herself, seeing the children almost as her toys. Students should make the connection between this relationship and the title of the play, with its attendant metaphors.
Why does Nora refuse to see the children at the end of Act I?
Despite their pleading, Nora is overcome by the idea that she might be poisoning her children with the lies she has told Torvald. Although Torvald was not directly addressing her...
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