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A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen

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1. To what country did Torvald need to travel for his health?

2. From whom did Nora borrow money?

3. What does the black cross on Dr. Rank’s calling card signify?

4. How many children do Torvald and Nora have?

5. Which of the following nicknames is not a nickname Torvald uses for Nora?

6. Whom did Mrs. Linde abandon for a richer man?

7. Whom did Mrs. Linde work many years to support?

8. How did Dr. Rank get his disease?

9. Who helped raise Nora?

10. What does Nora eat against Torvald’s wishes?

11. Where is the play set?

12. Whose signature did Nora forge?

13. What is Mrs. Linde’s first name?

14. What crime earned Krogstad his bad reputation?

15. To what does Nora compare herself at the end of the play?

16. With whom is Dr. Rank secretly in love?

17. During what holiday is the play set?

18. What does Nora do too wildly and too violently for Torvald’s taste?

19. How does Torvald learn about Nora’s forgery?

20. How does Nora feel about Dr. Rank?

21. What does Torvald tease Nora about at the beginning of the play?

22. What does Nora expect Torvald to do when he learns about her forgery?

23. What kind of party do the Helmers attend?

24. What will be the benefit of Torvald’s new job at the bank?

25. What is the last thing the audience of A Doll’s House hears?

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symbols

by diane94, July 15, 2012

i think the toys Nora bought for her children also symbolise something.

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Krogstad vs Nora

by indivij, November 04, 2012

it says in the character analysis that krogstad was shunned by society and wasn't let by people to move on from his past. i think that because of this, krogstad tries to blackmail nora for her forgery as a means of compensating for the unfair treatment he received.

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Hypocrisy

by liamfinlay, May 28, 2013

In our Lit class we also discussed the hypocritical nature of Torvald, and how he goes directly against what he earlier states are his attitudes and how he would respond (for example, he says "I am not so heartless as to condemn a man... because of a single false step", yet he is quick to condemn Nora when he discovers the forgery she had committed).

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