They had to go to Italy as recommended by the doctors. No religion, no morality, no sense of duty--. Nora asks if it is really true that Mrs. Nora feels reassured by promising herself that she will be totally obedient to Torvald. Nora How can I tell? Nora points out that she is trying to get experience.
Krogstad asks in a more polite tone if Nora will use her influence to his advantage. However, no one knows that Nora borrowed a lot of money to save Torvald from illness. Yes, Torvald, I have changed my things now. Sit down here, Torvald. When left alone, Torvald starts describing his fantasies to Nora, saying how attractive she is and suggesting that they would get close together. You shan't save me, Torvald! I know that what you did, you did out of love for me. But for the future it shall be different.
Helmer Oh, don't let us have any silly excuses. Krogstad takes her hands and thanks her, promising that soon he will have everybody looking up to him. Central to this act, and in fact to the whole play, is Nora's concept of the "wonderful thing," the moment when she and Torvald would achieve a "real wedlock. The costume of the Neapolitan fisher-girl, with which she entered the scene, is a clear symbol of her own unreality. I ought to have foreseen it. Exultantly he forgives his wife, repeating all the platitudes he has always uttered about the cozy home he has with his skylark. Helmer must know all about it.
The discrepancy consists, Mrs Helmer, in the fact that your father signed this bond three days after his death. He acts selfishly throughout. This is one of the first times that we see a more human side to Krogstad, The fact that he has led a corrupt and dishonest life because he was heartbroken makes him more likeable as well as more complex. They are surprised to see her there so late, but she replies that she wants to see Nora before leaving. Do you understand what you have done? Of course you are not aware what steps I have taken in the matter of the Helmers. She leaves as an awakened soul, determined to become a full person rather than the doll of the male figures in her life. Both Nora and Mrs.
Introducing students to a play. Nora Yes, I hope so. She explains that whenever Torvald gave her money to spend on herself, she always only spent half of what he gave her, and admits that was difficult. She is a frightful bore, that woman. Once Nora makes it clear to Torvald that she cannot live with him as his wife, he suggests that the two of them live together as brother and sister, but she rejects this plan. Helping students to critically analyse a play. It seems as if that had made her, as it were, doubly his own; he has given her a new life, so to speak; and she has in a way become both wife and child to him.
Krogstad Yes, yes--I will go. Nora asks what Dr. At least the quality of respect and communication between them is already far above the situation for Torvald and Nora. The change of heart apparently rings hollow. Soon, however, Nora realizes it is Mrs. In addition, all the years of thinking about each other have given Krogstad and Mrs. Torvald holds Nora and says that he sometimes wishes her life were in danger so that he could risk everything to save her.
Do you know anything about it? Mrs LindeYou said you were like a shipwrecked man clinging to some wreckage. You will still remain in my house, that is a matter of course. Nora changes the subject. Have you really the courage, then--? It looks as if he were announcing his own death. In this way, they would have had an equal relationship. His father was a horrible man who committed all sorts of excesses; and that is why his son was sickly from childhood, do you understand? Krogstad leaves, and Nora and Torvald return from the ball. Nora lies that Mrs.
Admitting the possibility that he might be right, Nora changes tack. Torvald, infuriated, says that Nora is being ungrateful. Rank told her that he would not see them when he died. Krogstad It was your own choice. Helmer I think so too, so long as you don't have to pay for it in the morning.
But it is true, Nora, I swear it; I have forgiven you everything. It will take some time; I have a lot to talk over with you. As a result, she has not made anything of her life and has never been truly happy. Linde seems much older. Krogstad comes in, scaring her a little bit. May I come in for a moment? You will hardly believe that I had almost to bring her away by force.