Four Major Plays - A Doll's House, Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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A Doll's House, Act 2 Summary

The day after Christmas, conversation between Nora and the children's nanny reveals that Nora has been keeping herself distant from her children. Mrs. Linde arrives for a visit, and Nora asks for her help in mending her costume for a party and dance that night. Conversation reveals that Mrs. Linde and Dr. Rank were at the house for Christmas dinner, and that Rank has a fatal illness. As Torvald returns from the bank, Nora hurries Mrs. Linde away, saying he hates having mending around.

Nora asks Torvald to keep Krogstad in his job, but Torvald angrily reveals his plans to give Krogstad's job to Mrs. Linde. Furious at his wife's interference, Torvald sends orders that Krogstad is to be dismissed immediately. He then goes into his study, telling her to practice her dancing.

Dr. Rank arrives, speaking...

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