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Minor Character in A Doll House Thesis In Henry Ibsens A Doll House we see the major impact the minor character of Dr Rank has on the plot and general reader understanding of the play In Henry Ibsens A Doll House we see the major impact the minor character of Dr Rank has on the plot and general reader understanding of the play Dr Rank is a minor character of the play Though he may not have a big part he brings so much depth and understanding to the situations that are occurring in the play Dr Rank is a friend of the family and physician of Torvald Dr Rank is a corrupt force both physically and morally This play is set in the 1800s and knowing this is important It provides the backdrop for the theme of conflict within society that we see develops in the play Dr Rank is put into the story to develop the theme of conflict within society His function in the play is to foreshadow symbolize and reflect upon truth of life and society He is also there to break down the barrier between appearance and reality Foreshadowing as Meyer defines it is the introduction early in a story of verbal and dramatic hints that suggest what is to come later When Dr Rank is first introduced in Act I the reader is immediately given insight into the conflict Nora will Face with Krogstad Dr Rank provides details into Krogstads Past that will help in understanding his blackmail attempt later on We see this when Dr 2 Rank says to Nora and Mrs Linde Oh its a lawyer Krogstad a type you wouldnt know His character is rotten to the root- but even he began chattering all-importantly about how he had to live 1152 Dr Rank also foreshadows the change of society that is constant throughout the play The reader can see
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