How does Dr. Rank's illness tie in with Nora's situation in the play A Doll's House

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The disease from which Dr. Rank suffers from is tuberculosis of the spine. Within the play's setting, this disease is seen as a result of some form of over-indulgence. In the play, Nora discusses the potential indulgences that may have brought about Dr. Rank's development of his illness, which he inherited as a result of the "sins" of his father.

This may be significant because here we have a decent and kind man suffering and dying from his backbone. A good man dying by the backbone may signify the end of the image of men, as Nora knows it. As a woman of her time, Nora believes that men take a superior and dominant role because...

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