A Doll House Reading Guide
Act I1. From the beginning of Act I, Torvald calls Nora several pet names. What do these names suggest about Torvaldʼs perception of his wife and his marriage?
Nora Helmer is married to Torvalds, and Torvald calls her careless and childlike due to the several pet names she has. It also makes him believe that he is in total control of the marriage and that he controls Nora.2. Compare Noraʼs and Kristineʼs lives since marriage. Who is better off? Explain.
Nora is better off since she is in her marriage out of love as opposed to Kristine who is in it for the money. She therefore enjoys what she does more than Kristine, whose major drive is money.4. What crime has Nora committed?
Nora committed the crime of illegally acquiring money from a bank. She il