It turns out that Liling is a man as opposed to the illusions of Gallimard. In essence, Gallimard is a victim of stereotype and delusions that makes him believe that East women are beautiful and sexy hence his abnormal engagement with an East woman in disguise. Gallimard is saddened by the revelation that the one he had an affair with for twenty years was not a woman as he first thought.
On the other hand, Torvald is overtaken by the love for money that he neglects his wife, Norah. In fact in Act 2, Nora asserts that Torvald share the same character with her father who had an extreme love for money. Due to the illusion of money, Torvald considers his wife extravagant but she is the one who ends up getting a loan to fly him abroad for medical treatment. Norah perseveres the confinement of Torvald but later in the movie tactically attains a sense of autonomy when she exits their marriage. Torvald is remorseful for the departure of Nora and laments that she ought to have informed him of his misdeeds before she decided to depart so that he could have changed his ways. However, this remorse is not convincing enough for the revolutionary wife, Norah, to change her