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.

Kaja Fosli

Kaja works as Solness's bookkeeper. She has fallen desperately in love with him, even though she is engaged to Ragnar. Ibsen never develops her character, using her, for the most part, as reinforcement of Solness's power and status.

Aline Solness

Aline Solness, Halvard's wife, has become barren physically and emotionally, due to the tragedies that...

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