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A Doll's House

A Doll's House


by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House Respect and Reputation 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.

Quote #7

HELMER: "I hear [Krogstad] is a good worker, too. But I knew him when we were boys. […] this tactless fellow lays no restraint on himself when other people are present. On the contrary, he thinks it gives him the right to adopt a familiar tone with me." (2.117)

Here's the real reason Helmer is firing Krogstad: once again he's worried about his reputation.

Quote #8

KROGSTAD: "I will tell you. I want to rehabilitate myself, Mrs. Helmer; I want to get on; and in that your husband must help me." (2.283)

It's ironic that Krogstad wants to fix his seedy reputation by blackmailing someone.

Quote #9

MRS. LINDE: "Nils, I have faith in your real character—I can dare anything together with you." (3.58)

Christine doesn't care about what people say. She stands in stark contrast to Torvald and Krogstad, who are obsessed with reputation.

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