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A Doll's House | Study Guide

Henrik Ibsen

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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House.

A Doll's House | Characters

Character Description
Nora Nora Helmer is the wife who leaves her husband, Torvald, when she realizes he does not truly know or love her but only treats her as a cherished doll. Read More
Torvald Torvald Helmer is the husband who is left by his wife, Nora, because he fails to see her for who she really is or to realize he is not as good a man as he thinks he is. Read More
Krogstad Nils Krogstad is the lender who blackmails Nora in order to keep his job at the bank where Torvald is manager. Read More
Christine Mrs. Christine Linde is a childhood friend who encourages Nora to be honest with Torvald and embrace her role as his wife. (This character's name is spelled Kristine in some editions of the play.) Read More
Dr. Rank Dr. Rank is the family friend who loves Nora. Read More
Anne-Marie Anne-Marie is the children's nurse.
Bob Bob is Nora and Torvald's son.
Emmy Emmy is Nora and Torvald's daughter.
Housemaid Nora and Torvald's housekeeper is named Helene.
Ivar Ivar is Nora and Torvald's son.
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