Christine Linde, Nora Helmer's contemporary, serves as a direct comparison with Ibsen's heroine. By recounting how she denied her rights to love and self-determination by marrying for financial security, Christine foreshadows how Nora will confront a bitter future after learning that her marriage is based on deception. Nora, according to Christine's example, must eventually conclude, through her own sufferings, that the only way of life which can survive crises is one based on truthful relationships. The ability for Christine to rebuild her life with Krogstad can be accepted as a note of hope in Nora's case. Perhaps in the years to come, Nora and Torvald will also be able to restore their marriage.