A Doll's House Lit Card

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Henrik Ibsen A Doll’s House When was it written? It was written in 1879. Setting: The late 1870s in Norway. Type of work: It is a modern prose drama. Character List: Nora Helmer: The central character, who is a "doll" for her husband to dress up, show off, and give direction to. She is childlike, romping easily with her three children. Torvald Helmer: Nora's husband, a bank manager, who was once gravely ill and needed to go to a southern climate to improve his health. Dr. Rank: A family friend of the Helmers who is gravely ill. Christine Linde: An old family friend of Nora's, Christine is a widow who was once engaged to Nils Krogstad. Nils Krogstad: A lawyer and moneylender who is a former acquaintance of Torvald's and works at his bank; his position is tenuous there, because he ruined his reputation and career by committing forgery. Dr. Rank calls Krogstad "morally diseased." Anne: The children's nurse. Summary: The play is about Nora Helmer who secretly borrowed a lot of money so that her husband could recover from a serious illness. She never told him of this loan and has been secretly paying it back in small installments by saving from her household allowance. Her husband, Torvald, thinks she is careless and childlike, and often calls her his doll or squirrel and such names. When he is appointed bank director, he fires a man that he finds disgraced the bank some time ago. This man, Nils Krogstad, is the person that Nora borrowed money from. Then it’s revealed that she forged her father's signature in order to get the money. Krogstad threatens to reveal Nora's crime and thus disgrace her and her husband unless Nora can convince her husband not to fire him. Nora tries to convince her husband, but he thinks Nora is only a child who cannot understand the value of money or business. So, when Torvald discovers that Nora has forged her
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