Characterization in Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder" Analytical Essay by Winston

Character analysis of the main characters in Ibsen's play "The Master Builder."
# 3030 | 1,888 words | 2 sources | 2001 | BE
Published on Sep 08, 2003 in Drama and Theater (World) , English (Analysis)

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This essay focuses on the characters of the three central personalities in "The Master Builder": Halvard Solness, Aline Solness, and Hilde Wangel. Personal traits and the relationship of individuals to each other as a means of plot development are viewed as well as a discussion of what each character shows us about the human identity and soul.

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"The character of Hilde Wangel stands as the "wild bird of the forest" or foil to Aline's conservatism. Her appearance breaks the tension that we feel between Kaja the bookkeeper, Halvard, and Mrs. Solness in the first act, and draws attention to the magnificent and culminatory events at Lysanger ten years earlier."

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