She believes that if she does not commit suicide, Torvald will bravely assume responsibility for her crimes. He's incessantly ill, complaining he won't have much longer to live. Act 3 The next night, Linde and Krogstad meet. Krogstad tells Nora that Torvald intends to fire him at the bank and asks her to intercede with Torvald to allow him to keep his job. Linde says that Krogstad was out. Dr Rank who secretly followed them finding Nora alone bids final goodbye as his death is near.
Features of a well-made play include increasing suspense by methodical plotting, introducing past events early on and unraveling a secret, which leads to the climax of the play. Rank what she's done, but he confesses his undying love for Nora first. The covenant of marriage was considered holy, and to portray it as Ibsen did was controversial. She never came back again. However, his harsh outburst has ignited something inside of Nora.
She knows that other women, like Mrs. Nora is ashamed of this possibility. Therefore, she wants to sacrifice herself for his benefit. In light of this revelation, Nora refuses to ask Dr. He dismisses the fact that Nora had to make the agonizing choice between her conscience and his health, and ignores her years of secret efforts to free them from the ensuing obligations and the danger of loss of reputation.
Linde's presence stirs at Nora's own longing to be independent and making it on her own. A creepy man named Krogstad shows up. She seems content with her one great secret, her knowledge that she has done something for Torvald entirely without prompting from him. He has written a letter to Torvald explaining the entire situation, and he expects that Torvald will give him what he wants. Eventually, Torvald forgives Nora, but his wounding words are too much for Nora. He declares Krogstad an immoral man and states that he feels physically ill in the presence of such people.
Hmm—do we smell a conflict? He tells Nora that sometimes he wishes she was in terrible danger so that he could save her. Alone, Torvald tells Nora how much he desires her but is interrupted by Dr. As we'll learn later on, Nora took out a loan behind her husband's back, a loan she's almost finished repaying. She frolics with them a bit and plays hide-and-go-seek. Also, Halmer became a bank manager and thus their economic conditions got better. Linde employment, and Torvald suggests that he can probably get her a job.
He wants more than that. She also reveals that she would like to get back together with Krogstad and help him raise his children. The maid tries to bring the children back in to play. She revels in the idea. Torvald at first calls her stupid and insane, before changing his tone and promising to change so that she will stay.
Rank arrives and is depressed, telling Nora he will die soon. Linde reveals that she was in love with Krogstad before her marriage and even today they love each other. She tells him that, given the suffocating life she has led until now, she owes it to herself to become fully independent and to explore her own character and the world for herself. Torvald Helmer is a lawyer who is married to Nora, and they have three small children. Seeing them, she collapses, and the curtain is brought down. After all, it's a wonderful joy, this waiting here for the miracle. She declares that despite their eight years of marriage, they do not understand one another.
Nora also does something very revealing: she admits to taking out a secret loan. He then announces that he forgives his wife, who clearly needs more guidance and advise than he realized. Later, the Helmers prepare for a holiday ball. He is also the man who loaned Nora the money. With that epiphany, she also comes to understand that their marriage has been a lie and that she herself has been an active part in the deception. It seems like Nora knows him, but we aren't told why.
Nora is thrilled because she thinks that she will finally be able to pay off the loan and be rid of it. She projects the attitude that money is the key to happiness. This richness is another sign of its greatness. In her nervous state, she dances violently and emotionally, much to the displeasure of Torvald. Krogstad explains that his reputation at the bank, sullied by an indiscretion in the distant past, is extremely important to him and his social respectability.