Day 5

A Doll's House Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is embarrassing about Torvald’s behavior after the party?

    Torvald openly discusses knitting and embroidery, which are deciedly feminine pursuits.

  2. 2

    How does Dr. Rank foreshadow his own death?

    He refers obliquely to being "invisible" at the next party, tells Nora and Torvald that his scientific investigation has assured him certainty, and then leaves his calling cards with crosses scrawled over his name. All of this, combined with this prior conversation with Nora, foreshadows his death quite plainly.

  3. 3

    After Nora, who does Torvald blame for the forgery and the family’s current predicament? Why?

    Torvald blames Nora’s father for...

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