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How does Krogstad and Mrs. Linde's relationship serve to emphasize certain qualities in...

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kristyh84 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 29, 2008 at 12:17 AM via web

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How does Krogstad and Mrs. Linde's relationship serve to emphasize certain qualities in the Helmers' marriage?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 29, 2008 at 3:45 AM (Answer #1)

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The relationship between Krogstad and Mrs. Linde illustrates how forgiveness can heal relationships and bring people together. Krogstad and Mrs. Linde had a relationship many years before, but Mrs. Linde married someone that would financially support her mother and brothers. She did what she had to do for her family's sake, and years later, Krogstad was able to forgive her and move past the pain to go forward in their relationship.

This is a direct contrast to Nora and Torvald. Nora lied and forged for the good of her family, but Torvald is unable to forgive her and Nora realizes that her marriage cannot be healed.

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