A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Quotes
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NORA: "How painful and humiliating it would be for Torvald […] to know that he owed me anything! It would upset our mutual relations altogether." (1.197)
Women and Femininity Quotes
HELMER: "Is it my little squirrel bustling about?" (1.9)
Men and Masculinity Quotes
NORA: "How painful and humiliating it would be for Torvald, with his manly independence, to know that he owed me anything!" (1.197)
The Home Quotes
Stage Directions: SCENE—A room furnished comfortably and tastefully, but not extravagantly.
Respect and Reputation Quotes
NORA: "A barrister's profession is such an uncertain thing, especially if he won't undertake unsavoury cases; and naturally Torvald has never been willing to do that." (1.114)
NORA: "Tell me, is it really true that you did not love your husband? Why did you marry him?" MRS. LINDE: "My mother was alive then, and was bedridden and helpless, and I had to provide for my two...
Lies and Deceit Quotes
HELMER: "Hasn't Miss Sweet Tooth been breaking rules in town today? […] taken a bite at a macaroon or two?" NORA: "No, Torvald." (1.55-1.62)
HELMER: "Bought, did you say? All these things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?" (1.11)