The need for communication contributes to the thematic pattern of the play. Her husband, Torvald, is made manager of a bank and after the New Year their money troubles are over. Rank reveals to Nora that he is in love with her. When circumstances suddenly place Nora in a responsible position, and demand from her a moral judgment, she has none to give.
She tells Krogstad that now that she is free of her own familial obligations and wishes to be with Krogstad and care for his children. Nora manages to make Torvald promise not to open his mail until after she performs at the party.
The character of Nora is not only important in describing to role of women, but also in emphasizing the impact of this role on a woman.
Rank arrives and tells Nora that he knows he is close to death. Her state of shocked awareness at the end of the play is representative of the awakening of society to the changing view of the role of woman. This inferior role from which Nora progressed is extremely important.
The two sides of Nora contrast each other greatly and accentuate the fact that she is lacking in independence of will. It can be suggested that women have the power to choose which rules to follow at home, but not in the business world, thus again indicating her subordinateness.
Yet, all the major figures—Torvald, Nora, Kristine, and Krogstad—have been affected adversely by its absence: After she reveals the "dastardly deed" to her husband, he becomes understandably agitated; in his frustration he shares the outside world with her, the ignorance of the serious business world, and destroys her innocence and self-esteem.
Act Two opens on the following day, Christmas.
Linde, however, insists he leave the letter, because she believes both Torvald and Nora will be better off once the truth has been revealed.
He calls Nora a hypocrite and a liar and complains that she has ruined his happiness. She imagines herself already dead, drowned in icy black water, and pictures the grief-stricken Torvald taking upon himself all the blame for what she did and being disgraced for her sake.
Linde instructs Nora to delay Torvald from opening the letter as long as possible while she goes to speak with Krogstad. Torvald resolves to dismiss Krogstad and hire Mrs. She cannot possibly comprehend the severity of her decision to borrow money illegally.
However, Krogstad was exacting, and since then she devised various ways to meet the regular payments. Krogstad blackmails Nora, threatening to reveal her crime and to bring shame and disgrace on both Nora and her husband if she does not prevent Torvald from firing him.
One winter she does copying, which she keeps a secret from Torvald. Linde, Torvald tells Nora how desirable she looked as she danced. Although she is progressively understanding this position, she still clings to the hope that her husband will come to her protection and defend her from the outside world once her crime is out in the open.
Their ideal home including their marriage and parenting has been a fabrication for the sake of society. Her state of shocked awareness at the end of the play is representative of the awakening of society to the changing view of the role of woman.
It is true that she does behave like a child sometimes in her relations with her husband. Although she becomes aware of her supposed subordinateness, it is not because of this that she has the desire to take action.
She reminds him that no marriage can be built on inequality and announces her intention of leaving his house forever. Rank leaves, Krogstad arrives and demands an explanation for his dismissal.
He greets her playfully and affectionately, but then chides her for spending so much money on Christmas gifts. Rank, but when she begins to confide in him he makes it so obvious that he is in love with her that she cannot tell her secret.
Although within the plot their union seems somewhat contrived, Ibsen characterizes them as aware of themselves and honest with each other. This dependency has given way to subordinateness, one that has grown into a social standing.
Torvald dislikes Krogstad, however, and is just as determined to be rid of him. In her agitated emotional state, she dances wildly and violently, displeasing Torvald. Krogstad leaves, and when Torvald returns, Nora tries to convince him not to fire Krogstad, but Torvald will hear nothing of it. He wants respectability and has changed the terms of the blackmail: Linde everything, and Mrs.
Private and public rewards result from its presence.A Doll’s House opens on Christmas Eve. Nora Helmer enters her well-furnished living room—the setting of the entire play—carrying several packages.
Torvald Helmer, Nora’s husband, comes out of his study when he hears her arrive. He greets her playfully and affectionately, but then chides her. A Doll's House summary key points: In order to protect her secret, Nora tries to defend one of Torvald’s employees who knows that she is misleading her husband.
Torvald insists on firing the. A Doll's House Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more.
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