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What are the three corpses of the characters Nora, Torvald and Christine? just list...

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sdrager | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2007 at 12:33 PM via web

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What are the three corpses of the characters Nora, Torvald and Christine?

just list some examples of the characters with the copses

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 21, 2007 at 1:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Since they are all still alive at the end of the play and given the setting of the play, there are no literal/physical corpses actually in the play. However, Nora's father's death plays a major role, setting up the situation. Dr. Ranke is dying, and so could be considered a living corpse. Christine is a widow, and so again, the death of a man established her situation. Nora thinks of her own dead body when she considers suicide. As for Torvald, the main corpses would have to be metaphors: his dead reputation and his dead relationship with Nora.

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