Nurse to both Nora and Nora's children, the nursemaid, whose name is Anne Marie, is a kind woman who was forced to give up her own child, who it is suggested was born out of wedlock. The nursemaid is an example of a woman in bad circumstances forced to do anything in order to survive. When Nora first thinks of leaving she considers the fact that her children will be raised by the nursemaid and, remembering what a good mother the nursemaid had been to her, decides that she would also raise Nora’s children well.
The nursemaid Quotes in A Doll's House
The A Doll's House quotes below are all either spoken by The nursemaid or refer to The nursemaid. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oxford University Press edition of A Doll's House published in 1998.).
Act Two Quotes
When a poor girl’s been in trouble she must make the best of things.
The nursemaid Character Timeline in A Doll's House
The timeline below shows where the character The nursemaid appears in A Doll's House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.