Ghosts Discussion Questions

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Parallels have been drawn between this play's treatment of syphilis and the current AIDS epidemic. Make a list of suggestions of changes that would have to be made to Ghosts if it were to be played as if Oswald had AIDS.

Write a short scene taking place between Captain Alving and Mrs. Alving, giving your audience a sense of the tension in their household when she was trying to control his cheating.

When Pastor Manders says that Johanna was a fallen woman when she was married, Mrs. Alving points out that, using the same reasoning, Captain Alving was a fallen man. In small groups, discuss how much people make such sexists distinctions in contemporary America.

The last scene of Ghosts deals with mercy killing, a subject that has become even more pertinent as medicine has learned to extend the lives of terminally ill people. Research outside...

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