| Quote #1
HELMER: "Is it my little squirrel bustling about?" (1.9)
By constantly referring to Nora with pet names, Helmer seems to dehumanize his wife.
| Quote #2
HELMER: "That is like a woman! […] you know what I think about that. No debt, no borrowing." (1.21)
Torvald seems to stereotype all women as frivolous spendthrifts.
| Quote #3
NORA: "Tell me, is it really true that you did not love your husband? Why did you marry him?"
Offering herself in marriage was one of the few ways a woman had of supporting her family.