Nora leaves her keys and wedding ring, and as Torvald breaks down and begins to cry, baffled by what has happened, Nora leaves the house, slamming the door behind her. Either way, it seems difficult to deny that virulent prejudice against women and the pressure on them to behave in certain ways still exist.
Linde instructs Nora to delay Torvald from opening the letter as long as possible while she goes to speak with Krogstad. In a panic, Nora tells Mrs. Rank, the family friend, arrives.
Nora promises to speak to Torvald and then reveals a great secret to Mrs. Linde, Torvald tells Nora how desirable she looked as she danced. She accuses her husband, and her father before him, of having used her as a doll, and declares herself unfit to be a wife or mother until she has learned to be herself.
Linde, however, insists he leave the letter, because she believes both Torvald and Nora will be better off once the truth has been revealed. At the same time, another visitor has arrived, this one unknown. Rank, a close friend of the family, who is let into the study. Rank leaves, Torvald finds in his letterbox two of Dr.
Moreover, two other, brand new productions have been seen in recent months: She explains that they were very poor and both had to work long hours. Whether or not she ever comes back is never made clear. Krogstad leaves, and when Torvald returns, Nora tries to convince him not to fire Krogstad, but Torvald will hear nothing of it.
December This article needs additional citations for verification. Nora is clearly uneasy when she sees him. He preserves his peace of mind by thinking of the incident as a mere mistake that she made owing to her dumbness, one of her most endearing feminine traits.
Torvald refuses to hear her pleas, explaining that Krogstad is a liar and a hypocrite and that he committed a terrible crime: Torvald explains that when a man has forgiven his wife, it makes him love her all the more since it reminds him that she is totally dependent on him, like a child.
He takes back his harsh words to his wife and tells her that he forgives her. You never leave the stage and the journey she goes on is epic.
Sometimes it got a bit out of hand. Linde to guess that Dr. She says working on the play made her acutely aware of the ideas about gender that shaped her parenting of her two young children.
Instead of feeling relief, Mrs. Ibsen later called the ending a disgrace to the original play and referred to it as a "barbaric outrage". Linde soon returns and says that she has left Krogstad a note but that he will be gone until the following evening.
She has lost her religion. Krogstad tells Nora that Torvald intends to fire him at the bank and asks her to intercede with Torvald to allow him to keep his job.
Rank reveals to Nora that he is in love with her. The next night, as the costume party takes place upstairs, Krogstad meets Mrs. A maid enters, delivering a letter to Nora.
He berates Nora, calling her a dishonest and immoral woman and telling her that she is unfit to raise their children. Nora tries to deny the first revelation and make light of it but is more disturbed by his declaration of love. Torvald has been promoted to bank manager and their money worries are over.
He declares that she will not be allowed to raise their children. At this point she was found out. Nora realizes that her husband is not the strong and gallant man she thought he was, and that he truly loves himself more than he does Nora.
He wants respectability and has changed the terms of the blackmail: Torvald reads the letter and is outraged. Torvald then retires to his study to work. Over the years, she has been secretly working and saving up to pay it off.
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