There are two protagonists in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House: Nora Helmer, and Nils Krogstad. They face a common adversary — society’s casual value judgment based on sentimentality. Both are guilty of the same crime — fraud by means of forgery. So is it fair that we see Nora as noble, and Krogstad as a villain? Is Ibsen making us face our own hypocrisy? Are Nora and Krogstad, when pressed by desperation, justified in violating the Victorian conventions that have bound them? Are they right when they choose their new lives of personal freedom at the expense of tradition and custom?