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What is the significance of the wild duck in Ibsen's The Wild Duck?

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The duck in Ibsen's The Wild Duck is a complex symbol. This is the first play in which Henrik Ibsen used a newly innovated style of symbolism. It took critics and audiences a few years to catch on to what Ibsen was doing with his new symbolism and characterizations. He had made his name as a great playwright through plays about social problems. The Doll's House is one of his most famous social issue plays. His new symbolism...

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