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Mrs. Alving on the SearchMrs. Alving is intelligent and curious. She's a middle-aged woman, and there's no sense of being settled, no complacency with her. With her restless mind, she's always on t...
Oswald the IconoclastOswald has a lot in common with Henrik Ibsen, the author of Ghosts. Oswald is from Norway but lives in the South (Paris). Ibsen lived in Rome for most of his life, though he co...
Pastor Manders, Defender of the Status QuoGhosts is a civil war of ideas, with Mrs. Alving as the contested territory. Oswald is fighting for the South (Paris, we mean) – sunshine, individual...
Regina represents two important forces in this play: upward mobility and sex. She uses the latter to get the former.Regina is the illegitimate daughter of Mrs. Alving's husband and her former maid,...
With his twisted foot on a wooden block, Engstrand is the cloven-hoofed devil character Ibsen loved to write. He's similar to Krogstad in A Doll's House. When we see him being honest, he's unapolog...
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