The Master Builder Characters

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Knut Brovik

Formerly an architect, Knut Brovik is now an assistant to Solness. At the beginning of the play, his deteriorating health prompts him to confront Solness over the lack of support Solness has shown Ragnar. He admits that his confidence in his son has been shaken by the fact that Solness has never appreciated his son's work. Calling on the little strength he has left, Knut demands that Solness evaluate and appreciate Ragnar's drawings. Solness responds too late, however, and Knut falls into a coma before he reads his employer's comments.

Ragnar Brovik

Knut's son Ragnar works as a draftsman for Solness. He appears stooped in the play, which reflects his inability to stand up to his boss and demand recognition. When his resentment over Solness's refusal to recognize his talent prompts him to confront the older man, he quickly backs down when he is told his drawings...

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