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A Doll's House

A Doll's House


by Henrik Ibsen

Dr. Rank Timeline and Summary

  • Dr. Rank stops by for a visit with Torvald.
  • He tells us a little about Krogstad's unsavory past.
  • He also philosophizes about life, death, and moral corruption.
  • Dr. Rank tells Nora that he'll soon die.
  • He admits his love for Nora.
  • He watches Nora dance the Tarantella.
  • Dr. Rank parties hard at the Stenborgs' place.
  • He drops by one last time to see the Helmers.
  • Dr. Rank puts two cards with black crosses in the mailbox, announcing his impending death.