A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
Torvald Helmer Timeline and Summary
- Torvald fusses at Nora for spending too much money.
- He hangs out with Dr. Rank.
- He meets with Krogstad, presumably about firing him.
- Torvald gives Krogstad's job to Mrs. Christine Linde.
- He refuses Nora's request for Krogstad to keep his job.
- He sends Krogstad his notice.
- He advises Nora on the proper way to dance the tarantella.
- Torvald comes on to Nora after the Stenborgs' party.
- He briefly laments Rank's death.
- Torvald reads Krogstad's blackmail letter.
- He flips out on Nora.
- He then reads Krogstad's retraction and "graciously" forgives Nora.
- He tries desperately to get Nora to stay with him.
- Torvald seems to have a last-moment revelation just before the door slams.