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

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Act 2 Part 1 Summary

It's Christmas Day. Nora paces nervously, worried that Krogstad is going to follow through on his threat to reveal all to Torvald. Nanny comes in and tells Nora that the children miss her, accustomed as they are to being with her all the time. Their conversation reveals that Nanny gave up a child of her own for adoption and that the child is very happy. Nora wonders whether her children would be happy if she left them for good. She then tells herself she's talking nonsense, and Nanny goes out.

Nora fusses with the costume she will wear to the party but stops when Mrs. Linde comes in. Nora asks for her help in repairing the costume, and Mrs. Linde sits down and starts sewing. They talk about Dr. Rank, and Nora reveals that he's dying of an illness in his spine. Mrs. Linde cautions...

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