In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, exactly why does Nora leave her children?

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In Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, Nora resolves to leave her husband and children, however the reasons by the middle of the play are very different from her reasons at the end of the play.

It becomes evident by Act II that if Krogstad reveals to Nora's husband her forgery, Nora believes it will be necessary for her to leave her husband and children. However, her first inclination is to commit suicide in order to rescue her husband and children from damage to their reputations. We know that Nora has resolved to commit suicide due to her conversation with Krogstad in which he tries to persuade her that it is unnecessary and would not ultimately help (Act. II). Furthermore, in Act III, while Torvald is in his study reading Krogstad's letter, Nora declares "Never to see him again. Never! Never! Never to see my children again either--never again. Never! Never!" and further cries out "Ah! the icy, black...

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