A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Marriage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line) Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
MRS. LINDE: "We two need each other." (3.58)
By the end of the play it seems that Christine and Krogstad will have the marriage of shared responsibility that the Helmers aren't able to achieve.
MRS. LINDE: "Nils, a woman who has once sold herself for another's sake, doesn't do it a second time." (3.72)
Mrs. Linde is entering into her new marriage with her personal integrity intact.
HELMER: "Do you know, Nora, I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life's blood, and everything, for your sake." (3.214)
This is the wonderful thing that Nora has been waiting for. Unfortunately, Torvald isn't true to his words, which causes the disintegration of the marriage.