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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Solness say Aline had a talent for building?
2. What do Solness and Hilda want to build their castle on?
3. What does Hilda say she would be useless at?
4. What does Ragnar take away with him?
5. What does Ragnar bring in for Solness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Ibsen greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book or play that you think was influenced by the The Master Builder and discuss its similarities with the novel in terms of the following: 1. Structure 2. Character 3. Themes.
Essay Topic 2Examine the novel's chronological setting. 1. What were the main concerns during the 1890s? How does Ibsen express these concerns? 2. How would Ibsen have to change the play if it was set in today's society?
Essay Topic 3Why does Ibsen use only one location? How does he use the characters to express a life beyond this location? How is the location used to express elements such as theme and character? How do the students think the story's setting would change if it was a novel?
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