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Krogstad, a lower-level employee at Torvald’s bank, arrives and goes into the study. Her name is closely linked to that of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, with whom she worked in several films.

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Why A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is more relevant than ever

She had a wonderful way of playing it very naturalistically, and she and Owen Teale [as Torvald] were playing off each other. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that “a woman cannot be herself in modern society,” since it is “an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint.

It premiered at the Royal Theatre in CopenhagenDenmarkon 21 Decemberhaving been published earlier that month. New Woman of the late 19th century born before Nora tells Kristine of her difficult situation. Ibsen started thinking about the play around Mayalthough he did not begin its first draft until a year later, having reflected on the themes and characters in the intervening period he visualised its protagonistNora, for instance, as having approached him one day wearing “a blue woollen dress”.

We must come to a final settlement, Torvald. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. In the century and more since, the play and the role of Nora have taken on iconic status; Unesco’s Memory of the World register calls Nora “a symbol throughout the world, for women fighting for liberation and equality”.


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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.

La Editorial, UPR Rank, a close friend of the family, who is let into the study. Krogstad changes his mind and offers to take back his letter to Torvald. Retrieved 18 September This article needs additional citations for verification. Retrieved 30 May She does not love her husband, she feels they are strangers, she feels completely confused, and suggests that her issues are shared by many women.

Torvald is unable to comprehend Nora’s point of view, since it contradicts all that he has been taught about the female mind throughout his life. She tries clumsily to tell him that she is not in love with him but that she loves him dearly as a friend.

Printed for private use only: Ibsen wrote A Doll’s House at the point when Laura Kieler had been committed to the asylum, and the fate of this friend of the family shook him deeply, perhaps also because Laura had asked him to intervene at a crucial point in the scandal, which he did not feel able or willing to do.

Kristine arrives to help Nora repair a dress for a costume function that she and Torvald plan to attend the next day. Kristine tells Krogstad that she only married her husband because she had no other means to support her sick mother and young siblings and that she has returned to offer him her love again.


Ibsen’s German agent felt that the original ending would not play well in German theatres.

Ibsen and Distant Visions. Torvald refuses to hear her pleas, explaining that Krogstad is a liar and a hypocrite and that he committed a terrible crime: The Swedish playwright August Strindberg criticised the play in his volume of essays and short stories Getting Married Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Either way, it seems difficult to deny that virulent prejudice against women and the pressure on them to behave in certain ways still exist.

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 should raise questions at the end of the play, when Nora is moralistically judging her husband.

Krogstad informs Nora that he has written a letter detailing her crime forging her father’s signature of surety on the bond and put it ibsem Torvald’s mailbox, which is locked. Desperate after being fired by Torvald, Krogstad arrives at the house.

Rank Children Anne-Marie Helene. Nora asks him if he can give Kristine a position at the bank and Torvald is very positive, saying that this is a fortunate moment, as a position has just become available.

The Collected Drama of H. The reasons Nora leaves her husband are complex, and various details are hinted at throughout the play.