Why does Kristine encourage Krogstad to let Torvald read the letter revealing Nora’s deception?

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Kristine recognizes something that Nora is incapable of recognizing; the marriage between Nora and Torvald is a sham based on materialism and lies. Kristine encourages Nora, numerous times, to tell Torvald of the deception and blackmail, but Nora refuses. Kristine understands that the only way their marriage can ever be real and honest is for Torvald to find out about the loan and lies that Nora has been hiding for years. Krogstad is the natural person to reveal this information to Torvald. Kristine also feels that she needs to maintain her honesty and moral virtue and not sink to the level of Nora’s lies and manipulations.