A Dolls House Quotes by Henrik Ibsen
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'A Doll's House' Quotes
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Quote 1: "Nora, Nora! Just like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that sort of thing. No debts, no borrowing. There's something constrained, something ugly even, about a home that's founded on borrowing and debt.
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behind every great man is a great woman
by Henrik Ibsen
Just like a woman. Seriously though, Nora, you know what I think about these things. No debts! Never borrow! Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other A Doll's House quote. Oh, sometimes I was so tired, so tired.
N o ra, a dutiful mother and wife, spends most of the play putting others before herself. She thinks little of how her act of forgery and debt to Krogstad affect her personally, opting instead to worry about how they might impact the lives of her husband and children. Even when she plans to kill herself near the end of the play, it is not to hide her shame but rather because she thinks that if she is alive then Torvald will ruin himself in trying to protect her. In a similar vein, Mrs. Linde admits that, without a husband or any family members to care for, she feels that her life is pointless. Therefore both women find a sense of meaning in their lives through serving others and performing the caring, obedient role that society requires of them.
Don't laugh at me! I mean, of course, when Torvald is no longer as devoted to me as he is now; when my dancing and dressing-up and reciting have palled on him then it may be a good thing to have something in reserve. Nora responds to Mrs Linde's question as to whether she will ever tell Torvald of the loan that she took out in order to save his life. Nora's words reveal that she is aware that Torvald's feelings for her are superficial and based on her beauty and ability to perform for him and amuse him. For these reasons, she believes that one day he will tire of her. Nora delightedly looks forward to the time when she will have paid off her debt to Krogstad and reflects that then she will be free.