A Doll's House
The Home Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
RANK: "Ah, yes!--these dear familiar rooms. You are very happy and cosy in here, you two." (3.148)
Here again we see Rank's misguided idealization of the Helmers' home. We wonder how he would feel if he knew it was all going to be shattered in about fifteen minutes.
HELMER: "You will still remain in my house, that is a matter of course." (3.242)
Notice that Torvald calls it his house. What – so, Nora was just a guest this whole time?
HELMER: "How warm and cosy our home is, Nora. Here is shelter for you; here I will protect you like a hunted dove that I have saved from a hawk's claws." (3.257)
Does Nora feel protected by this home, or imprisoned?