Examine How Metaphors Are Effectively Used Throughout The Play

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Ibsen aimed to place social problems before his audience and leave it to them to contemplate. Discuss, as a group, the statements and questions below that relate to the play. Be thorough in your discussion and take notes.

1. Identify and discuss how social rules and laws conflict with each of the character’s desires.

2. Discuss how each character in the play is guilty of deception.

3. Compare and contrast Nora and Torvald’s relationship and Christine and Krogstad’s relationship.

4. Examine how Nora’s relationship with her father is similar to her relationship with Torvald.

5. Discuss how metaphors are effectively used throughout the play.

6. Discuss the dominant philosophy of the play: A person can’t be happy when falling into the mold

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