Then Nora tells her husband that Kristine has come looking for secretarial work, and does he think he could find her a job? Rank comes out to chat with Nora and Mrs.
He remarks that he had never been so bored in his life. He asks her if Krogstad was trying to get her to put in a good word for him.
Torvald adds that he's corrupt and has lived a life of lies, even around his family. All he wants is to have the respect of the community again, for the sake of his sons. This idea draws a parallel between Krogstad's situation and that of Dr.
In a series of complaints, Torvald chastises Nora for being a spendthrift, suggesting that she inherits the trait from her father. Having learned, through suffering, the value of truthful human relationships, Christine is the first person to recognize that Nora's marriage is based on deception.
Torvald again accuses Nora of being wasteful, arguing that wastefulness with money runs in her family and that she inherited the trait from her father.