A Doll's House
A Doll's House Marriage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
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?
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?
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.