Krogstad and mrs linde relationship quotes

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krogstad and mrs linde relationship quotes

She tells both Krogstad and Nora that she is miserable without other people to take The A Doll's House quotes below are all either spoken by Kristine Linde or . Start studying Relationship Quotes - Krogstad and Mrs Linde. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. quotes: together would be a real wedlock. Krogstad. Didn't you? Mrs Linde . Nils, did you really think that? Krogstad. If it were It would upset our mutual relations altogether; our beautiful happy home would no longer be what it is now.

krogstad and mrs linde relationship quotes

At first it seems that Nora and Torvald both enjoy playing the roles of husband and wife in a way that is considered respectable by society. However, Nora soon reveals to Mrs. This creates a dilemma: Yet this is an act of love that society condemns, thereby placing the rules of marriage above love. In the final moments of the play, it's revealed that Nora's fear of the secret getting out is not a fear that she will end up shamed and punished, but rather is based on her certainty that Torvald will protect her by taking the blame, and in so doing will ruin himself.

Nora is certain that beneath the role Torvald is playing, that he loves her just as deeply as she loved him when she secretly broke the rules of society. Of course, Torvald's reaction reveals that he's not in fact "playing a role" at all—he really does put his reputation first, and he would never sacrifice it to protect Nora. What Nora thought was role-playing was in fact the entire reality. While Krogstad and Mrs. Linde's joyous choice to marry may suggest that the play does not entirely share Nora's view, it is important to note that their marriage does not at all conform to the norms of society.

I could not endure life without work. All my life, as long as I can remember, I have worked, and it has been my greatest and only pleasure.

mrs linde and krogstad relationship quotes

But now I am quite alone in the world--my life is so dreadfully empty and I feel so forsaken. There is not the least pleasure in working for one's self.

Theater Naumburg - Nora oder ein Puppenheim (Nora or a Doll's House - german) Schauspiel

Nils, give me someone and something to work for. I don't trust that. It is nothing but a woman's overstrained sense of generosity that prompts you to make such an offer of yourself.

krogstad and mrs linde relationship quotes

Have you ever noticed anything of the sort in me? Could you really do it? Tell me--do you know all about my past life? And do you know what they think of me here? You seemed to me to imply that with me you might have been quite another man.

I am certain of it. Is it too late now? Christine, are you saying this deliberately? Yes, I am sure you are. I see it in your face.

krogstad and mrs linde relationship quotes

Have you really the courage, then--? I want to be a mother to someone, and your children need a mother.

krogstad and mrs. linde quotes

We two need each other. Nils, I have faith in your real character--I can dare anything together with you. Krogstad [grasps her hands]. Now I shall find a way to clear myself in the eyes of the world.

krogstad and mrs. linde quotes

Ah, but I forgot-- Mrs Linde [listening]. Do you hear them up there? When that is over, we may expect them back. Yes, yes--I will go. But it is all no use. Of course you are not aware what steps I have taken in the matter of the Helmers. Yes, I know all about that. And in spite of that have you the courage to--? I understand very well to what lengths a man like you might be driven by despair.

If I could only undo what I have done! Your letter is lying in the letter-box now. Are you sure of that? Quite sure, but-- Krogstad [with a searching look at her]. Is that what it all means? Nils, a woman who has once sold herself for another's sake, doesn't do it a second time. I will ask for my letter back. Yes, of course I will.

I will wait here until Helmer comes; I will tell him he must give me my letter back--that it only concerns my dismissal--that he is not to read it-- Mrs Linde. No, Nils, you must not recall your letter. But, tell me, wasn't it for that very purpose that you asked me to meet you here?

In my first moment of fright, it was.

mrs linde and krogstad relationship quotes

But twenty-four hours have elapsed since then, and in that time I have witnessed incredible things in this house. Helmer must know all about it. This unhappy secret must be disclosed; they must have a complete understanding between them, which is impossible with all this concealment and falsehood going on. Very well, if you will take the responsibility.