A Doll's House

what symbols shows honesty in this novel?

what symbols shows honesty in this novel?

give me quotes or lines also.

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Ibsen foreshadows Nora’s dishonesty with the very first word on the first page of the play: “Hide the Christmas tree away…(1)”, and Nora’s action is eating macaroons and lying to Torvald about it. She also acts like an impulsive and dependent child to Torvald as if she is hiding something, which is her knowledge of her business details – debt – that she acquired to loan in order to save Torvald’s life.

The following quotes can be used in regards to honesty;

"Hasn't a daughter the right to protect her dying father from worry and anxiety? Hasn't a wife the right to save her husband's life? I don't know much about the law, but I'm quite certain that it must say somewhere that things like that are allowed." Act 1, pg. 175-176

"Because an atmosphere of lies like that infects and poisons the whole life of a home. In a house like that, every breath that the children take is filled with the germs of evil." Act 1, pg. 179

"I promised myself that I'd tell you before I went away, and I could never have a better opportunity. Well, Nora, now you know. And you know, too, that you can trust me - more than anyone else." Act 2, pg. 194

The site below has some interesting looks at honesty (dishonesty) and is linked below. (1) http://www.bookrags.com/notes/dh/TOP1.html


(1) http://www.bookrags.com/notes/dh/TOP1.html