Essay A Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll House, written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879, tells the story of a woman named Nora and the struggles she faces after borrowing money to take her husband out of the country.
Throughout the first act of the play, Ibsen hints at a former relationship between Kristine Linden,and Nils Krogstad. The key role of the relationship between Krogstad and Kristine is as an example of a healthy relationship,between two adults in contrast to the relationship between Nora and,Helmer. Towards the end of the play, the door represents this relationship when Kristine meets up with Krogstad in,an attempt to convince him to take back the letter that he had written to Helmer, informing him that Nora had borrowed money without his knowledge. They start,their talk in the doorway before gradually moving it into the room. During their conversation, Kristine realizes that it would actually be,beneficial for Nora to deal with the matter of the letter and her debt herself. Once she realizes this, she convinces,Krogstad not to withdraw his letter, but instead,to write an additional letter that absolves Nora and Helmer of their debt,to him and to give,them the I O U contract so that they can rid themselves of the evidence of,Nora’s forgery. Near the end of their conversation, the pair remain talking in the doorway for a while before Kristine notices that the,music upstairs has ended. During the discussion about the letter, Kristine admits to Krogstad that she would like to get married to him. She…

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