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Quotes

Quote #4

RANK: "you [Nora] can command me, body and soul." (2.202)

Is Rank in love with the real Nora, or the idea of her?

Quote #5

NORA: "Yes, a wonderful thing!--But it is so terrible, Christine; it mustn't happen, not for all the world." (2.322)

Nora thinks the wonderful thing will be when Torvald sacrifices himself for her, proving his love. She's also terrified of this because it will destroy him. In the end, Torvald just doesn't love her enough to sacrifice himself.

Quote #6

MRS. LINDE: "Two on the same piece of wreckage would stand a better chance than each on their own." (3.44)

Mrs. Linde's offer of love is strikingly different from when the Helmers talk about their affection. Rather than being some idealized version, it's tempered with harsh reality.

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