A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Respect and Reputation 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.
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)
Does Torvald's dedication to obeying the law stem from personal integrity or a fear of what other people might think?
KROGSTAD: "My sons are growing up; for their sake I must try and win back as much respect as I can in the town. This post in the Bank was like the first step up for me--and now your husband is going to kick me downstairs again into the mud." (1.358)
Regaining his good name is Krogstad's major motivating force throughout the entire play.