A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Men and Masculinity 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.
Stage Directions: The NURSE comes in with the children. […]
HELMER: "Come along, Mrs. Linde; the place will only be bearable for a mother now! (1.303-1.305)
Torvald seems to think a father doesn't have any business hanging out with his kids at all.
HELMER: "Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother. […] It seems most commonly to be the mother's influence." (1.471-1.473)
We think this wins the award for most offensively chauvinistic statement from Torvald.