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A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen
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A Doll's House Marriage Quotes

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Quote #1

HELMER: "Well, we will share it, Nora, as man and wife should. That is how it shall be."


Helmer seems to be aware of the concept that marriage is a shared experience, so why doesn't he ever act like it?

Quote #2

NORA: "Surely you can understand that being with Torvald is a little like being with papa." (2.217)


Is Nora's marriage just a continuation of her childhood? Has she actually progressed into adulthood at all?

Quote #3

HELMER: "The child [Nora] shall have her way." (2.385)


Helmers' relationship seems to be more like a father and a daughter than a husband and wife.

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