Nora am afraid, Torvald, I do not exactly know what religion is. All my patients are like that. And, think of it, soon the spring will come and the big blue sky! I almost felt as if I was a man. You had the best of intentions to please us all, and that's the main thing. Nora tosses her head and paces the room.
Helmer What do you mean by that? Oh, well, don't be alarmed! Yes, Torvald ; but Helmer. My dear, kind father—I never saw him 295 again, Christine. Of course you couldn't borrow it. You know I have got my dismissal? Has he figured out that they both have to respect each other as individuals in order to have a real marriage? The Final Conversation in A Doll's House The final scene of A Doll's House is one of the most famous and hotly debated moments in modern drama, endlessly argued about. Nora Tomorrow I shall go home--I mean, to my old home.
Linden who has read the card. Everyone thought so at the dance. And here are dress-lengths and handkerchiefs for the maids; old Anne ought really to have something better. And now to have to leave it all Nora. Nora With the thought of your friend's death-- Helmer You are right, it has affected us both. According to it a woman has no right to spare her old dying father, or to save her husband's life. I shall lead up to it beautifully! Doctor Rank, that was too bad of you.
Yes ; you see, we had the money, and the doctors said we must lose no time. How lucky you had the money to spend I Nora. How do you do, Nora? What did I tell you? Oh yes, Torvald, do let us squander a httle, now — just the least little bit! Nora Is there anything written on them? Now tell me, is it really true that you didn't love your husband? Sparing you as much as possible. But since you are so anxious to keep the matter secret, I suppose you are a little clearer than yesterday as to what you have done. Nora must stand quite alone, if I am to understand myself and everything about me. How changed you are, Christina! I know that what you did, you did out of love for me. Your husband shall create a place on purpose for me Nora.
No, I needn't, need I, Torvald? In our schooldays you were a shocking little spendthrift. You are still a child in many ways. Mother, the stranger man has gone out through the gate. It would utterly upset the relation between us ; our beautiful, happy home would never again be what it is. Goes up to her and takes her playfully by the ear.
Nora, Nora, haven't you learned sense yet? Shall we have a game? Besides, it would be very fooHsh. No, Torvald, you're not to see that until this evening! Oh, it's a wonderful thing to be alive and be happy. Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't think it. Nora after a short pause, throws her head up and looks defiantly at him. It is almost incredible how much I managed to put away! When Torvald gave me money for clothes, and so on, I never spent more than half of it ; I always bought the simplest and cheapest things.
Let what will happen — when it comes to the pinch, I shall have strength and Courage enough. It is your fault that I have made nothing of my life. Every lawyer is familiar with the fact. Because animals lack a spirit of their own, they have no conscience to guide them with the inner sense of right and wrong. But there is no need; as a matter of course he will come to dinner with us. I suppose he was too fond of asparagus and Strasbourg pate, wasn't he? I won't have him, I say — not on any account! By leaving her family, Nora turned into a Realist character. On the other hand, Nora, as the wife and mother of the household, was expected to live and work primarily to serve her husband and family, as her first and most important job.
No ; it was you that smiled, Doctor Rank. For my sake, for your own, for the children's sake! And you're proud to think of what you have done for your brothers, too. Men with a clean bill of health they leave out in the cold. Oh, well then, we can walk down the street together. That is a very sensible plan, isn't it? Nora Yes, I hope so. Well, perhaps it is best so. No one to live for! The matter never came into court; but every way seemed to be closed to me after that.
It was just after Ivar's birth. Free from I all anxiety! Just tell me so mething s e nsibl e you would like to have. Look me full in the face. I have sworn that you shall know it before I — go. They all think that I am incapable of anything really serious— Mrs. I am the most wretched of all my patients, Mrs. I have come to look for employment.