Example 1: (p1600) Helmer: “That is like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know how I feel about that. No debt, no borrowing”
Torvald thinks that every woman is the same and woman is debt and owe from man but he did not accept that his life depend on borrowing. Example 2: (p. 1605) Nora: “Tell me, is it really true that you did not love your husband? Why did you marry him?”/ Mrs. Linde: “My mother was alive then, and was bedridden and helpless, and I had to provide for my two younger brothers; so I didn’t think I had any right to turn him down.” Almost women at that time always think that married a rich man is the only way to be better (about finance). Example 3: (p.1607) Nora: "Besides, how painful and humiliating it would be for Torvald, with his masculine pride, to know that he owed me anything!". Act II
Example 1: (p1624) Helmer: “They already know at the Bank
that I’m going to fire Krogstad. Do you think I’m going to let them all say that the new manager has changed his mind because his wife said to” He could not accept that a man listen to his wife. That is an affront. Example 2: (p.1629) Nora (jumping up and going to him). “Oh, dear, sweet Doctor Rank, I didn’t mean that way. But surely you can understand that being with Torvald is a little like being with papa” In Nora mind, she is always under pressure of man, even her husband, she respect him, idolize him as her father Act III
Example 1: (p1637) Mrs. Linde:”Nils, when a woman has sold herself for someone else’s sake, she doesn’t do it a second time.” Woman must to worship her husband and never remarried or adultery. It is the quality, the standard of woman. Example 2: (p1640) Helmer: “What? You’re serious, Nora! You won’t? You won’t I’m your husband” Husbands think that He owns his wife (either her soul or her body). She cannot deny every request from him. .