A Doll's House - Act 1 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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For a moment, Nora doesn't recognize Mrs. Linde, but then she suddenly remembers her from their days together at school. Their conversation reveals that they haven't seen each other in ten years. In that time Mrs. Linde was married, but soon after her wedding she was left a widow without children or family. Nora asks Mrs. Linde to tell her everything, but then Nora talks about how things have changed for her and Torvald. She explains that things had been very difficult for them for a long time, that Torvald had had to work long hours and that she'd had to supplement their income by doing sewing and needlework. As a result, Torvald became ill, and the doctors said his only hope of a cure was to spend time in Italy. It cost a huge amount of money, but Nora managed to get it from...

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