The Master Builder - Study Guide Act 3, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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This scene takes place on the veranda of Aline and Solness' home. In the early evening, Aline sits quietly wrapped in a white shawl as Hilda comes onto the veranda after exploring the garden. Hilda talks about how fierce Solness was being with the workmen at the new house, but Aline comments that underneath all his bluster he's really very gentle. When Hilda hints that she doesn't believe it, Aline says she doesn't really know him yet. Hilda then asks whether Aline is glad to be moving into the new house. Aline says she's glad for Solness' sake and that she has to try to make him happy since she's got so many faults. Hilda suggests that because Aline has suffered so much she deserves to be happy. When Aline wonders what Hilda means, Hilda explains that she was talking about the destruction of the...

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