Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #4

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 #5

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 #6

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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