How can I analyze the dollhouse as a condemnation of class discrimination?

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The doll's house is used in the story to symbolize the kind of lifestyle that the poor will never be able to enjoy, and of which they will only ever catch a tiny glimpse. Society puts a premium on the trappings of wealth; this inevitably serves to exclude its very poorest members, such as the Kelvey sisters. At the same time, the capitalist economic system lures the poor with the promise of all the good things in life they can have if they achieve material wealth.

The Kelvey sisters are so near to the doll's house yet so far. This symbolizes the position of their class within capitalist society. The poor are constantly surrounded by outward signs of the enormous wealth generated by the capitalist system, yet they cannot share in it. Even...

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