Character List

Mrs. Helen Alving Widow of Captain Alving, late Chamberlain to the King. [Note: Chamberlain (Kammerherre) is the only title of honor now existing in Norway. It is a distinction conferred by the King on men of wealth and position, and is not hereditary.]

Oswald Alving Her son, a painter.

Pastor Manders An overly pious and condescending “friend” of Mrs. Alving.

Jacob Engstrand A carpenter.

Regina Engstrand Mrs. Alving's maid.

Pop Quiz!

Does Pastor Manders want Regina to return to live with her father, and why?


What's shrive? My neighbor said she's been unshriven for years, but I think her skin looks quite shriveled.

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