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Rank enters to wish them good night, and Nora quickly senses the real reason for his visit.

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Bitterly Krogstad reproaches Christine for renouncing their betrothal, years ago, sacrificing him in order to marry a man better able to support her and her family.

Wait till tomorrow.

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At his refusal, she forged a check for the money. Her actions of killing her own children show her ruthlessness. But you would have it so. But to part! Nora says that things have not been easy for them either: Torvald became sick, and they had to travel to Italy so he could recover. It is a thing hundreds of thousands of women have done. NORA: I don't believe that any longer, I believe that before all else I am a reasonable human being just as you are — or, at all events, that I must try and become one. Yes, what then? How can I tell? She refuses, and Krogstad threatens to blackmail her about the loan she took out for the trip to Italy; he knows that she obtained this loan by forging her father's signature after his death. Then this horrible misfortune came upon me; and then I felt quite certain that the wonderful thing was going to happen at last. People might even suspect that he was responsible for the whole thing, that he prompted Nora to do the deed. But you neither think nor talk like the man I could bind myself to. Whether or not she ever comes back is never made clear.

Analysis Clearly explaining the reasons for her sudden departure, Nora summarizes the entire play during her last speeches with Torvald.

Kieler eventually rebounded from the shame of the scandal and had her own successful writing career while remaining discontented with sole recognition as "Ibsen's Nora" years afterwards.

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Medea and Nora mutually share a traditional outlook on marriage. Perhaps — if your doll is taken away from you.

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Krogstad, a lower-level employee at Torvald's bank, arrives and goes into the study. In any case I set you free from all your obligations. Beyond that, she stands up for Torvald throughout the course of the play.

Furthermore, he is so narcissistic that it is impossible for him to understand how he appears to her, as selfish, hypocritical, and more concerned with public reputation than with actual morality.

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She nods, explaining that tonight "when the wonderful thing did not happen, then I saw you were not the man I had thought you. He renounces Nora as his wife. The Medea. And Strindberg points out that Nora's complaint that she and Torvald "have never exchanged one serious word about serious things," is contradicted by the discussions that occur in act one and two. Perhaps — if your doll is taken away from you. Maybe there is something deeply hidden which the society has not figured out yet, even women themselves. But you neither think nor talk like the man I could bind myself to. Enraged, he declares that he is now completely in Krogstad's power; he must yield to Krogstad's demands and keep quiet about the whole affair. Krogstad changes his mind and offers to take back his letter from Torvald.
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