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A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

Women and Femininity Quotes Page 2

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #4

MRS. LINDE: "I only feel my life unspeakably empty. No one to live for anymore." (1.143)

Mrs. Linde seems to be fulfilled by living in service of others, a stereotypical role of women.

Quote #5

NORA: "surely you can understand that being with Torvald is a little like being with papa." (2.217)

It seems that for most of Nora's life she's been under the thumb of a man.

Quote #6

MRS. LINDE: "I want to be a mother to someone, and your [Krogstad's] children need a mother." (3.58)

Mrs. Linde is willingly stepping back into the traditional female role, which her friend Nora forsakes at the end of the play.

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