Consider ways in which Nora’s behaviour towards Kristine reinforces our view of her that has been established by her husband.
How does the first act provide social commentary on the lives of middle class women in the 19th century? What dramatic effects are created by the discussion between the two old friends?
The first act introduces us to a banker, a doctor and a lawyer. How does Ibsen use these characters from respected professions to comment on society?
Compare the opening and closing lines of this act. How far have we moved from the simplicity of the Christmas preparation scene?