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Gengångare by Henrik Ibsen
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Jan 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: plays, classics, favorite-books, library-books
Read from January 10 to 11, 2011

Gengångare is among Henrik Ibsen best known plays and i could clearly see why. It was a subtle play with depth and it had great social commentary on Ibsens times. A scathing commentary on the double standard in gender roles,morality. Very critical on priests,church,patriarchal society that stand for the old ways. It had themes like that other than the clear ones in the story that drive foreward the story.

Not as modern as plays in his times when it comes to form,layout,characters but themes wise he was what is called a modernist in plays. Specially since i read a Strindberg play at the same time that was a clear advocate on the 19th century views on women,religion,that old social system.

Since i read it for lit class this play worked very well because it had alot to say that i could read out of. It was also a pleasure to read even if you didnt read it for lit class. I tend to read in both ways since classic literature is more than just to analyse for lit class thing for me.
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