Nora and Torvald have a conversation where Torvald tell's Nora she should not be a spendthrift as right now their not that financially strong, he also asks her what she want's for christmas. She says you can give me money, i will buy goods from that money
Then Nora has a macaroon but hides it from him but he still figures out- she lies to him which shows deception. Later Dr. Rank comes to meet Torvald and they go to the study room, Ms. Linde is there to meet Nora she is her childhood friend.
Ms. Linde is a widow, she tells Nora that she never loved her husband she just needed money for her mom and brothers but now they don’t need her anymore so can Torvald get me a job at the bank as that way she will be able to earn for herself.