The Art of Dramatic Writing Characters

Lajos Egri
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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen and his story A Doll's House consistently demonstrates the methods taught in many, many chapters of this book. From characters to plot, A Doll's House is used as an example more than any other written piece of work mentioned in the book. If redundancy were not a problem, the author might have used the fine play to show how everything is supposed to be done.

Exposition is handled smartly and naturally to introduce the play's two lead characters, Nora and Torvald Helmer. They are also used to exemplify how the unity of opposites is done correctly, and how perfectly-calculated the exchange is between their attack and counterattack segments. Also, to Aristotle's chagrin, the author explains how both of them make the plot of the entire story possible. He also spends a good deal of time explaining the incorporation of transition in a story, how it...

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