We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP
An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

  

by Oscar Wilde

An Ideal Husband Memory and the Past Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #4

LADY CHILTERN. But you told me yesterday that you had received the report from the Commission, and that it entirely condemned the whole thing. (1.350)

Lady Chiltern has a memory for even the most recent past, holding Sir Robert to a decision he made yesterday.

Quote #5

SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Gertrude, there is nothing in my past life that you might not know. (1.375)

Sir Robert wishes he could live in the truth. His fear of rejection makes that impossible at the moment. He lies.

Quote #6

SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. […] she looks like a woman with a past, doesn't she? (2.95)

What exactly does a woman with a past look like? Is it her dress? Her lipstick? Her age?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement