This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Mrs. Helena Alving - She loses her connection with conventional morality. She feels that social convention is false, and that she can put pretense behind her when she distances herself from Captain Alving's memory after naming the orphanage after him.
Oswald Alving - He has been living in Paris, where his work as an painter has been successful enough to earn coverage in the local Norwegian papers.
Jacob Engstrand - In some ways, he is the mirror image of the late Captain Alving. Both men are drinkers and opportunists, willing to...
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