Henrik Ibsen Writing Styles in Four Major Plays

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There are two key points to consider about point of view in these four plays. First, the story in each unfolds with a narrative focus on a particular character - Nora ("A Doll's House"), Mrs. Alving ("Ghosts"), Hedda ("Hedda Gabler") and Solness ("The Master Builder"). Each narrative follows the character from their point of view, from beginning to end. Even when they're not on the stage, the actions and conversations of the other characters relate directly to what they (the other characters) can, will, and intend to do in relation to the central ones.

The second noteworthy element relating to point of view in this book is the author's expressed intention (as identified in an introduction) to expand perception of the role of women in the society of his time. There is the very strong sense throughout each of these plays that the author is showing...

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