A Doll's House Act One Summary & Analysis from LitCharts | The creators of SparkNotes
Christine ends up interfering in their relationship by holding Krogstad from him even knowing his past history made up his mind to trust her love (Ibsen 56). (None of the characters know about Kristine and Krogstad relationship) We in the latter paragraph and also his insecurity and inability to trust other people. However, Ibsen also displays Christine and Krogstad's relationship as having difficulties in Body Paragraphs: A. Body Paragraph #1: Trust and Truthfulness a .
Linde about her own three children. This conversation shows the two sides to marriage: Active Themes Nora asks to hear about Mrs. Linde how wonderful it is to have lots of money and not have to worry. Her speech also shows that she believes money leads to freedom and happiness. However, the fact that Nora worked suggests that she is more responsible than others may think. This is true, of course, because she also borrowed money.
Linde notes that it was lucky they had the money given the circumstances, and Nora says that they got it from her father, who died around the time that they left.
Nora explains that, because she was heavily pregnant and taking care of Torvald, who was sick, she was unable to look after her father in his final days, and that this was the saddest thing that had happened to her during her marriage. This passage shows the importance of money: The fact that she took care of Torvald instead of her beloved father shows that her marriage was her priority above everything.
Linde asks about Dr. Rank, wondering if his visit means Torvald is still in bad health. Nora explains that Dr. She exclaims that she is so happy to be alive, before once again scolding herself for talking too much about herself.
She seems to be aware that it is impolite to talk so much about her own life, but is unable to stop herself. Active Themes Nora asks if it is really true that Mrs.
How Nora is Perceived by Other Characters in A Doll House
Linde did not love her husband, and why she married him. She tells Nora that her husband had been wealthy, but following his death his business fell apart and thus she was left with nothing.
She says that she has spent the last three years struggling to survive by opening a shop and running a school, but that this is now over as her mother has died and her brothers are working themselves. The need for money effectively forced her to marry her husband, and after his death her struggle to support her family highlights the obstacles women faced in earning a reasonable income.
Indeed, both Nora and Mrs. Active Themes Nora says Mrs. Linde must feel relieved, but Mrs. Nora says that that kind of work is exhausting and Mrs. Linde would be better off taking a holiday, to which Mrs. Linde laments how easy it for someone in her position to become bitter and says she ends up only thinking about herself.
How Nora is Perceived by Other Characters in A Doll House - SchoolWorkHelper
Both Nora and Mrs. Without a husband and family to take care of, Mrs. Linde feels empty and worries about being selfish. Active Themes Nora promises to help persuade Torvald to give Mrs.
Nora is shocked by the accusation and says that she has had to put up with more than Mrs. She reveals that in everything she has told Mrs. Christine ends up interfering in their relationship by holding Krogstad from retrieving the letter because she believes the truth must come out in order for them to save their marriage.
Krogstad is a man who is treated and treats with contempt. He hopes to use this against her to retain his position at the bank. He does not believe Nora will display the courage to defy him. This information is important to Krogstad because he now wants to rehabilitate himself.
He needs Torvald to give him a higher position in the bank so that people will respect him. Respectability is important because he is tired of being depicted as a villain. The irony is that he wants to become a better person but to do this he will blackmail Nora and destroy a marriage without feeling any guilt. Instead of rehabilitating himself he is becoming more and more villainous.
Thinking that Nora could use her influence on her husband he tells her to make sure that he is able to keep his job. He scares her with threats that he will tell Torvald about the forgery. He retaliates by making her look in the mirror. A disagreeing Nora naively tells him that the law will see that her crime was different because it was out of love whereas his was out of greed.
Nora pleads with him to take money instead but Krogstad wants more than money instead of his position at the bank. He instead has decided that he will use Nora to influence Torvald to promote him to second-in-command who actually runs the bank. She wants someone to love and someone to take care of and Krogstad fits the description. She explains that she had to jilt him not because she did not love him but to marry someone with enough money to support her family.
Krogstad confesses that her rejection was the beginning of his downfall. When Christine pledges her love to Krogstad, that love gives him the strength to turn over a new leaf over and really want to rehabilitate himself. Christine changes Krogstad because she was the only one who has ever loved and cared for him.
Due to this quickly, blossoming love, Krogstad realizes that the most important things in life are not money and respectability but rather love and trust. This realization helps him to understand that blackmailing Nora was wrong. She believes that the truth must come out so they can have a complete understanding between them.
What no one saw is the facade Torvald is living in including Nora. Torvald had just been made manager of the bank, a position that holds prestige and includes a bigger salary. Now that he is in the spotlight he wanted a perfect home life. He believes that Nora should not work but stay home and raise the children. He also believes that a wife should obey her husband and not argue with his decisions.
In effect he transfers Nora into his own poppet to maneuver. To him Nora is not equal to him for she is a woman and does not have the intelligence or competence to think as well as a man.
Lindeit is nonetheless still governed by the strict rules of society that dictated the roles of husband and wife. At first it seems that Nora and Torvald both enjoy playing the roles of husband and wife in a way that is considered respectable by society. However, Nora soon reveals to Mrs. This creates a dilemma: Yet this is an act of love that society condemns, thereby placing the rules of marriage above love. In the final moments of the play, it's revealed that Nora's fear of the secret getting out is not a fear that she will end up shamed and punished, but rather is based on her certainty that Torvald will protect her by taking the blame, and in so doing will ruin himself.
Nora is certain that beneath the role Torvald is playing, that he loves her just as deeply as she loved him when she secretly broke the rules of society.