A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Lies and Deceit Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line) Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
HELMER: "I ought to have foreseen it. All your father's want of principle—be silent!—all your father's want of principle has come out in you." (3.236)
Where else in the play are there ideas of inherited guilt?
HELMER: "What a horrible awakening! All these eight years—she who was my joy and pride—a hypocrite, a liar—worse, worse—a criminal!" (3.236)
The fact that Nora did all these things for him seems to be completely lost on Torvald.