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Utilizing one of the main characters of the play Mrs Alving Ibsen communicates his own ideas of inheritance and the impact of the past Ibsen successfully generates a protagonistic view of Mrs Alving for the audience therefore the views of this character reflect the actual views of Ibsen This concept of Ghosts is the theme that is at the core of the play and is possibly one of the reasons why Ibsen generated this piece of work Mrs Alvings character demonstrates a firm view of inheritance She believes that every individual in this world is haunted by not only the inheritance of ancestors but that there are also ideas that haunt every generation This is also the view of Ibsen himself During Act 2 Mrs Alving has a speech that sounds rather awkward however it is the most important speech of the play MRS ALVING Im haunted by ghosts When I heard Regina and Osvald out there it was just as if there were ghosts before my very eyes But Im inclined to think that were all ghosts Pastor Manders its not only the things that weve inherited from our fathers and mothers that live on in us but all sorts of old dead ideas and old dead beliefs and things of that sort Theyre not actually alive in us but theyre rooted there all the same and we cant rid ourselves of them Ive only to pick up a newspaper and when I read it I seem to see ghosts gliding between the lines I should think there must be ghosts all over the country - as countless as grains of sand And we are all of us so pitifully afraid of the light Mrs Alving first suggests that Osvalds advance on Regina made her think about these ghosts She thinks about these ghosts because what Osvald is doing to Regina is extremely similar to the way Osvalds father behaved Mrs
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