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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 #1

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?

Quote #2

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.

Quote #3

NORA: "Your squirrel would run about and do all her tricks if you would be nice, and do what she wants." (2.92)

Does Nora respect herself when she resorts to these kinds of tactics?

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