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The Dolls House In the late eighteen hundreds a Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen wrote The Dolls House He portrayed how women and men treated each other during this time period and how women were treated in general Ibsen wrote this play about a husband and wife that never really knew each other When there is no honesty in a marriage it is not going to work Ibsen showed that conflict and deception in a relationship leads to a tragic ending To begin Nora has a lot of problems in her life at this time She is expecting a baby her father is dying and her husband is very sick Dr Rank tells Nora that Torvald must move from the chilling weather of Norway to a warmer climate like Italy Otherwise her husband could die She does not want to tell Torvald that he is sick because she does not want to worry him but Nora has no money to move their family to Italy for a year This poses another problem for Nora She cannot get a loan because she is a woman and Torvald wont sign for one because he disapproves of borrowing money Nora does not want to ask her father sign a loan because he is dying and she does not want to trouble him As a result Nora forges her fathers signature to get the money Many years go by and Nora has the loan almost paid off She had to get every penny she could from Torvald to pay the loan without him knowing On Christmas Eve Krogstad which is who Nora received the loan from comes to her door to see her husband This worries Nora she thinks that Krogstad will tell her husband about the loan Krogstad worked at the Joint Stock Bank were Torvald was soon to be the manager Torvald was going to fire Krogstad This was a problem for Krogstad because he had been in
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