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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Aline's old house belong to?
2. What does Solness say he needs in his life?
3. What made it easier for Aline to come to terms with her sons death?
4. What color is Aline's shawl?
5. What does Solness give Kaia?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why 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?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the generation gap between younger and the older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Was the generational gap expressed in the Master Builder particularly wide during this time or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?
Essay Topic 3
What symbolism does Ibsen use in the play? Is symbolism more important in theatre than other arts? If so, why?
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