A Doll's House
A Doll's House Women and Femininity 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.
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.
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.
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.