After I read Henrik Ibsens ’ s realistic play Ghosts, I immediately formed opinions of the protagonist.
I didn ’ t realize how Mrs. Alving could love him, even though he was her flesh and blood.
Pastor Manders was definitely an exhausting character as was Engstrand.
It is not all that black and white though, which I didn ’ t ind out until I watched he movi version.
After watchin the film version of he play Ghosts, I jumpe in love with the actress who portrayed Mrs. Alving.
She definitely improved upon the character of Mrs. Alving that I understood when I ead this play.
She was played much more feminine in the ilm version than she was in the written script, at least in my opinion.
She had to fight Pastor Manders, remain strong for Oswald, deal with Engstrand, and make the ability to support Regina.
While reading the script, I didn ’ t like Engstrand, but I didn ’ t dislike him either.
Paradoxically, when I saw he film version, I was destined to interpret Engstrand exactly as the director of the play did.
I appreciated that it was Pastor Manders, at least in the ilm version.
Pastor Manders was another character who produced a myriad of opinions in my thinkin.
Overall, I feel that the film version improved my opinions of most characters, but I ended up disliking certain characters that I hadn ’ t before.
Obviously, since the burning barn was not actually shown, the ilm is more unrealisti than naturalistic.