ACT 1: 3. How does Ibsen want you to FEEL at the end of Act 1? At the end of ACT 1, Ibsen wants the reader to feel uneasy and a little nervous about what will happen to Nora and her family. Up until the end of the story, nothing bad has really happened to Nora, but after she learns her family could be hurt because of her actions, the mood shifts and leaves the reader on edge. Now, the men in this story are villains will do whatever it takes to keep women out of control.