If you've never read the alternative ending (seriously - one that Ibsen was made to write to correct the perceived wrongness of the play's message) I strongly recommend seeking it out. It's breathtaking in the way it completely undermines the entire thrust of the play in the space of about two lines.
I studied it in drama classes in school and even acted portions and can remember absolutely nothing about it other than the title. That reflects far more of a comment on my memory than the quality of the play.
Edit: Ah, found it after a quick google:
NORA. ... Where we could make a real marriage out of our lives together. Goodbye. [Begins to go.]
HELMER. Go then! [Seizes her arm.] But first you shall see your children for the last time!
NORA. Let me go! I will not see them! I cannot!
HELMER [draws her over to the door, left]. You shall see them. [Opens the door and says softly.] Look, there they are asleep, peaceful and carefree. Tomorrow, when they wake up and call for their mother, they will be - motherless.
NORA [trembling]. Motherless...!
HELMER. As you once were.
NORA. Motherless! [Struggles with herself, lets her travelling bag fall, and says.] Oh, this is a sin against myself, but I cannot leave them. [Half sinks down by the door.]
HELMER [joyfully, but softly]. Nora!
[The curtain falls.]
Edited by Dave Wallace, 01 December 2011 - 08:44 PM.