Torvald and Nora have just come home from their party. In this monologue, Torvald explains to Mrs. Linde that embroidery is far more attractive than knitting. In the end, he says good-bye to Mrs. Linde and tells Nora what a bore Mrs. Linde is.
Torvald and his wife, Nora, have just come home from a party. Torvald tells Nora how attractive she is. He also shares how he likes to pretend that they are secret lovers and then he pretends that they are newlyweds about to embark on their first night together. In short, he is trying to seduce his wife.
AuthorName: Henrik Ibsen
PlayName: Doll's House, A
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
In this monologue, Torvald is tells his wife that it is insulting for her to suggest that he could possibly be scandalized. He tells her not to worry, that he is able to take care of everything and that she should go dance and play her instrument.
In this monologue, Torvald is talking to his wife about their dying friend, Dr. Rank.
Prior to this monologue, Torvald received a letter informing him that Nora had forged a signature on a legal document. When he thought that this information was going to cause him social and financial ruin, he told Nora that she was a tremendous disappointment and from now on, she would be a wife and mother in appearance only.
In this monologue, Torvald reads a letter from the same man who was going to go public with the scandal saying that he would not be outing Torvald and Nora after all. Torvald, now very relieved, tells Nora that everything can be as it was before. Torvald sees that Nora doesn't seem happy at all with this news, and tells her that everything is okay now; he has forgiven her. At the end of the monologue, Nora comes back in the room in a regular dress instead of her night clothes because she is planning on leaving Torvald.
CharacterName: Torvald Helmer
Age Range: 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
Prior to this monologue, Torvald received a letter informing him that his wife Nora had forged her father's signature in order to take out a loan. Torvald had just been promoted to a high position at the bank and is afraid that this scandal will ruin them. In this monologue, Torvald is speaking to Nora. He tells her that he is very disappointed in her and that she will remain his wife for the sake of appearances only. She will not even be permitted near the children.
This monologue is taken from a scene between Torvald and his wife, Nora. Nora, after being blackmailed by Nils Krogstad, attempts to influence her husband to allow Krogstad to keep his position at the bank.
In this monologue, Torvald explains to Nora that Krogstad is a man of deceitful character and is therefore poisoning the minds of his children. Torvald asks Nora not to defend such a man as Krogstad.