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Although Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House is predominantly about two main characters Torvald and Nora there are four minor characters in the play who have very important roles Christine Linde is a childhood friend of Noras She has a major effect on events that happen in the play She is the first character to see that Nora is not a child Dr Rank is another very important secondary character who in essence had a love affair of his own with Nora Krogstad the third secondary character was perhaps the most influential of all of the minor characters He provides the conflict of the play Lastly there was Anne-Marie the nurse Her appearances in play were sparse but still she provided another important aspect to the play She was the Helmers nurse One of the first minor characters that appear in the play is Christine who shows up at the Helmers front door near the very beginning of the play She has a major effect on events that happen in the play She is the first one to realize that Nora is not really a child she is merely pretending in order to fit the role that Torvald has made for her Christine went through many hard and has already gone through all the things Nora is about to face She was therefore able to see much more than Nora was capable of She helps Krogstad improve his life by renewing the relationship that they once had years ago This change benefits Noras life in many ways It enables her to willingly admit all that has happened between her and Krogstad It also makes it possible for her to leave Torvald without ruining him this was needed for the well being of her children The second minor character is Dr Rank who suffers from spinal tuberculosis He not only someone Nora can talk to but he is also available emotionally while Torvald is not Nora is
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