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Torvald Helmer Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Torvald Helmer
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“Bought, did you say? All these things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?”
Henrik Ibsen
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A Doll's House
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Nora Helmer
Torvald Helmer
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money
control
gender inequality
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“And besides – he’s so proud of being a man – it’d be so painful and humiliating for him to know that he owed anything to me. It’d completely wreck our relationship.”
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“Do you suppose I am going to make myself ridiculous before my whole staff, to let people think that I am a man to be swayed by all sorts of outside influence?”
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“How warm and cosy our home is, Nora. Here is shelter for you; here I will protect you like a hunted dove that I have saved from a hawk’s claws.”
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“Well, you see, there are some people whom one loves, and others whom it’s almost more fun to be with.”
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“I believe that I am first and foremost a human being, like you – or anyway, that I must try to become one. I know most people think as you do, Torvald, and I know there’s something of the sort to be found in books. But I’m no longer prepared to accept what people say and what’s written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.”

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