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A Doll’s House

Retrieved April 3, Dramatic Opinions and Essays. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Torvald refuses to hear her pleas, explaining that Krogstad is a liar and a hypocrite and that he committed a terrible crime: Retrieved 20 June She believes that he would not have stooped to unethical behavior if he had not been devastated by her abandonment and been in dire financial straits.

Show 25 25 50 All. Nora tells Torvald that she is leaving him, and in a confrontational scene expresses her sense of betrayal and disillusionment. Please try again later. She says he has never loved her, they have become strangers to each other.

He says that from now on their marriage will be only a matter of appearances. Anthony Page, who directed, says “she was very unexpected casting, being tall and strong-looking, but it heightened the idiocy of the false identity she was living under.

Wells ‘ Ann Veronica Nora tries to deny the first revelation and make light of it but is more disturbed by his declaration of love. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Retrieved 3 April Having had a relationship with Krogstad in the past before her marriage, Kristine says that they are still in love and promises to try to convince him to relent.

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Help us improve this article! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Or, as Zinnie Harris puts it: Original manuscript cover page, The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. She says working on the play made her acutely aware of the ideas about gender that shaped her parenting of her two young children. Thank you for your feedback. Torvald dismisses her fears and explains that, although Krogstad is a good worker and seems to have turned his life around, he must be fired because he is not deferential enough to Torvald in front of other bank personnel.

In fact, Morahan, speaking to me just before Thursday’s dress rehearsal, says she feels “liberated” to be occupying the role again, while director Carrie Cracknell says that even the last few days of rehearsals have thrown up new insights into Ibsen’s endlessly complex characters. Strindberg also considers that Nora’s involvement with an illegal financial fraud that involved Nora forging a signature, all done behind her husband’s back, and then Nora’s lying to her husband regarding Krogstad’s blackmail, are serious crimes that dollhousse raise questions at the end of the play, when Nora is moralistically judging her husband.


Ibsen sent a fair copy of the completed ibsem to his publisher on 15 September New International Encyclopedia 1st ed.

You try to keep it in its box of 19th-century Scandinavia, but the things Ibsen writes mean it ceases to be about a particular milieu and becomes about marriage or partnership and money. Much that happened between Nora and Torvald happened to Laura and her husband, Victor.

Nora Torvald Helmer Krogstad Mrs. 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.

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Kristine explains that when her mother was ill she had to take care of her brothers, but now that they dollhohse grown she feels her life is “unspeakably empty. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Guardian News and Media. The reasons Nora leaves her husband are complex, and various details are hinted at throughout the play.