A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Women and Femininity 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.
NORA: "What do you consider my most sacred duties?"
HELMER: "[…] your duties to your husband and your children."
NORA: "I have other duties just as sacred. […] Duties to myself." (3.310-3.314)
This idea was completely scandalous in Ibsen's time. The thought that a woman might have value other than being a homemaker and mother was outrageous.