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A Doll's House Quote Analysis

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A Doll?s House Quiz Act II. What does Nora showing Dr. Rank her new stockings symbolize? This symbolizes how women were thought to be in the Victorian era. Showing Dr. Rank her stockings which were part of her clothes that was not normally acceptable to show to a man you were not married or related to. By doing this, she shows how women were supposedly flirty and coquettish. She plays into the belief that women cannot be serious and that they toy with men?s hearts. She also shows the belief that women would flirt with men in order to get their own way which Nora was doing when she showed Dr. ...read more.


By casting off all her worries and going straight to Torvald when he calls, Bora shows how women were expected to act. Women were expected to defer to men?s wishes and do whatever they want. Nora shows that she is conforming to that expectation when she drop her worries, puts a smile on her face and comes to Torvald despite the fact that the way Torvald called for her is belittling. What do you believe Nora means by the quote ?..There are some people one loves best and others whom one would almost always rather have as companions? (39). ...read more.


This quote shows that Nora?s marriage is not as happy as it appears. At the beginning of Act II, it says that ?The Christmas tree is in the corner by the piano, stripped of its ornaments and with burned-down candle ends on its disheveled branches?(29). What does this symbolize? The Christmas tree is a symbol of Nora?s progress in the play. When Nora was happy and believed that her marriage was perfect, the Christmas tree was beautiful and perfect but as the Christmas tree deteriorated so has Nora?s belief in her marriage. The appearance of the tree in the second act symbolizes how Nora is realizing that her marriage is not as perfect as it seems. ...read more.

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