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A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
Nora Helmer Timeline and Summary
Nora brings home lots of Christmas presents. She reveals her secret to Mrs. Christine Linde. She plays hide-and-go-seek with her kids. Nora is blackmailed by Krogstad, so she begs Torvald to let Krogstad keep his job. She flirts with Dr. Rank in the hopes of borrowing money. Nora decides against borrowing from Rank when he reveals that he is dying and is in love with her. She is confronted again by Krogstad, who leaves a revealing letter in the mailbox. She gets Christine to go and talk to Krogstad on her behalf. Nora dances the tarantella to distract Torvald from the mail. She rejects Torvald's drunken advances after the party. Nora says goodbye to the dying Dr. Rank. She finally allows Torvald to read his mail. Nora confronts Torvald about the demeaning way he treats her. She decides to desert her family to go on a quest of personal enlightenment. Nora slams the heck out of a door.