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A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

Respect and Reputation Quotes

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Quote #4

NORA: "Yes--yes, of course. Just recall to your mind what these malicious creatures wrote in the papers about papa, and how horribly they slandered him." (2.108)

It seems Nora's family has a history of scandal.

Quote #5

HELMER: "Your father's reputation as a public official was not above suspicion. Mine is." (2.109)

Helmer seems to base a lot of his self worth on what other people think about him.

Quote #6

HELMER: "Do you suppose I am going to make myself ridiculous before my whole staff, to let people think that I am a man to be swayed by all sorts of outside influence?" (2.113)

The influence that Torvald is referring to here is his wife. He's afraid to seem weak in public.

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