In the play A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen makes it obvious that Nora loves Torvald because of the
things she does for him; for instance, the contract that she took to go on a trip to save Torvald's life. However, Ibsen uses symbolism, as in the contract taken out between Nora and Krogstad; dialogue, and in Nora's blatant confessional on the forged contract to develop Nora's love for Krogstad in very subtle manner.
The first sign of Nora's love for Krogstad came from the
contract she made with him before the story began. Nora felt that she could only trust Krogstad to
make the contract with. She could have gone to anyone else; however, she still ended up going to him. When Krogstad reminded Nora of why she made the contract she said, "I didn't know anyone else to go to." (p26) This is proof that she only trusted him enough to do the contract with him.
Another piece of evidence is that Nora both quickly and
easily admits to committing fraud. She did not have to admit it and
she knew it. She wants to help Krogstad; however, she couldn't because it would be too suspicious. She needed a reason to do so, which she recieved when he threatens to expose her with the forged signature. She did not have to admit to forging the signature, as he even admitted that he had no proof. He said the only thing wrong was the date, since it was her handwriting and after her father died. However, he even admited it could have a normal explanation, that her "father may have forgotten to date his signature, and someone else may have dated it haphazard before they knew of his death." and "It all depends on the signature of the name; and that is genuine, I suppose". (28) Nora was the one who came out and said, "It was I that wrote papa’s name." (p28) This way she could help him and have a reason to do it.
Nora loves Krogstad, as presented by Ibsen, whom uses symbolism, as in the contract taken out between Nora and Krogstad; dialogue, and in Nora's blatant confessional on the forged contract, to develop Nora's love for Krogstad in very subtle manner. Krogstad is the only person Nora could trust to make the contract with. Nora also willingly admits to fraud so she would have a valid reason to help Krogstad.
In the play A Doll's House, Nora loves Krogstad. Nora loves Krogstad and trusts him to the point where she only trusts Krogstad to take out a loan with. However, when he threatens her with the same contract, she knows that Krogstad did not have any proof of her fraud and could not actually use it against her. However, she admits to forging her father's signature all on her own. She did it so she could have a reason to help Krogstad. Ibsen uses symbolism, as in the contract taken out between Nora and Krogstad; dialogue, and in Nora's blatant confessional on the forged contract to develop Nora's love for Krogstad in very subtle manner.