A Doll's House - Act 1 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Part 3 Summary

Once Mrs. Linde and Rank have left, Nora plays for a while with the children, but her game is interrupted by the return of Krogstad. Nora sends the children to their Nanny, and then asks Krogstad what he wants. Their conversation reveals that he knows Mrs. Linde, that he knows Torvald from their days as students together and that he's just been dismissed because Torvald has discovered some shady dealings that Krogstad had been part of. It also becomes clear that Krogstad lent Nora the money for the trip to Italy. He wants her to convince Torvald to give him his job back or else he'll tell him the truth about where the money came from. At first Nora refuses, but then Krogstad reveals that he knows that she forged her father's signature on the loan agreement he drew up. Nora insists that Krogstad will...

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