In A Doll's House, what do Torvald's nicknames for Nora tell you about their relationship?

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The relationship between Nora and Torvald in A Doll's House, on the surface, seems uncomplicated. Torvald is clearly the "head of the household" and is responsible for financial issues and decision-making. Nora's role is simple - so Torvald believes - care for the children and run the home BUT under his strict guidance.

Nora wants to be the perfect wife but has no idea what that really means. She appears to be the erratic and most-definitely fickle wife, hiding her propensity for eating macaroons from her husband as if she were a spoilt child. She perpetuates his belief in her lack of skills when he calls...

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