A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen (1879)

Act 2

Krogstad - Male, 35 to 50 yrs

Scene partner - Nora

Monologue - Dramatic, 1:00 to 2:00 min

Krogstad:

I will tell you. I want to rehabilitate myself, Mrs Helmer; I want to get on; and in that your husband must help me. For the last year and a half I have not had a hand in anything dishonourable, amid all that time I have been struggling in most restricted circumstances. I was content to work my way up step by step. Now I am turned out, and I am not going to be satisfied with merely being taken into favour again. I want to get on, I tell you. I want to get into the Bank again, in a higher position. Your husband must make a place for me -

[Nora: That he will never do!]

He will; I know him; he dare not protest. And as soon as I am in there again with him, then you will see! Within a year I shall be the manager's right hand. It will be Nils Krogstad and not Torvald Helmer who manages the Bank.

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