She reveals to her spiritual advisor, Pastor Manders, that she has hidden the evils of her marriage, and has built the orphanage to deplete her husband's wealth so that their son, Oswald, might not inherit anything from him.
Pastor Manders had previously advised her to return to her husband despite his philandering, and she followed his advice in the belief that her love for her husband would eventually reform him.
Oswald, dying of syphilis - the legacy of his parent's joyless marriage - returns home from Paris. The ghost of a young, joy-filled captain - deprived of a warming sun - returns to devastate her.
He finds temporary relief from the sterile home environment in warmth from the glowing embers of the Captain’s memorial, the orphanage. In struggling to get an overview of 'Ghosts', I realised that Mrs.
First of all, it is necessary for us to know the condition of realism dramas before trying to comment or criticize them.
Basically, realism dramas are not different in many ways compared to dramas today.
Like many of Ibsen's better-known plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th-century morality.
Helen Alving is about to dedicate an orphanage she has built in the memory of her dead husband, Captain Alving.
Furthermore, the general misery of a large part of humanity was being emphasized by the industrial Revolution, as a result of which workers were pouring into urban centers where living conditions were daily more inadequate.
Crime and poverty were prevalent (Brockett, 19- : 287).