A Doll House, Act II
Aside from the oppressive household environment, one of the driving forces behind catastrophe in the play is the Helmers’ (somewhat warped?) notions of love. In Act II, we get several interesting glimpses of what both Nora and her husband believe “love” to be. Pick a short passage or a couple of lines that reflect one of the Helmer’s attitudes about love and/or marriage. Include the lines at the top of your discussion post (though you can quote lines from other parts of the play as well). What kind of picture emerges? What does “love” mean to each of them? If you want to take it a step further (or riff off your classmates’ posts), how do their attitudes about love differ? How are they the same?