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Little Eyolf

Henrik Ibsen

Book Overview: 

Henrik Ibsen's play Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmers family: the father, Alfred, his wife Rita, their crippled nine-year-old son Eyolf, and Alfred's sister Asta. As the play begins, Alfred has just gotten back from a trip to the mountains, and resolves to spend more time with his son, rather than on intellectual pursuits. Asta is romantically pursued by Borgheim, an engineer, while the cracks in Alfred and Rita's marriage gradually reveal themselves. The family receives a visit from the Rat-Wife, and are never the same again.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Auntie?

ASTA. Yes, indeed. Is it in honour of Papa that you have got your new clothes on?

EYOLF. Yes, I asked Mama to let me. I wanted so to let Papa see me in them.

ALLMERS. [In a low voice, to RITA.] You shouldn't have given him clothes like that.

RITA. [In a low voice.] Oh, he has teased me so long about them—he had set his heart on them. He gave me no peace.

EYOLF. And I forgot to tell you, Papa—Borgheim has bought me a new bow. And he has taught me how to shoot with it too.

ALLMERS. Ah, there now—that's just the sort of thing for you, Eyolf.

EYOLF. And next time he comes, I shall ask him to teach me to swim, too.

ALLMERS. To swim! Oh, what makes you want to learn swimming?

EYOLF. Well, you know, all the boys down at the beach can swim. I am the only one that can't.

ALLMERS. [With emotion, taking him in his arms.] You shall learn whatever . . . Read More

Community Reviews

"-... Κι αν ακομα εγινε ετσι, το κανε απο αγαπη.
-Αυτο! Αυτο ειναι! Δε θελω να μοιραζομαι τιποτε με καποιον αλλο! Δε θελω να με μοιραζουν στην αγαπη!"

Ο μικρος Εγιολφ, ειναι ενα παιδι 9 ετων που ζει μια ζωη περιορισμενη εξαιτιας μιας αναπηριας που απεκτησε απο τη βρεφικη ηλικια του. Ο πατερας του, συ

وقتی نمایشنامه‌های یه نویسنده رو پشت سر هم می‌خونی کم کم متوجه تغییرات شخصیتی نویسنده هم می‌شی... نمایشنامه‌های قدیمی‌تر ایبسن که اتفاقاً معروف‌تر هم هستند روایت هویداتری داره و بیشتر روی تغییرات شخصیتی در یک سیر روایت تمرکز داره اما نمایشنامه‌هایی مثل «آیلف کوچولو» و «مردگان سربرآرند» بیشتر به معنا

موتیف آثار ایبسن، پیدا کردن یک مشغله برای مواجه نشدن با پوچی جهان است - آلمرش ابتدا سال‌ها خود را وقف نوشتن کتابی بنام «مسئولیت انسانی» می‌کند، و بعد که از آن سرخورده شد، خود را سرگرم مسئولیت انسانی‌اش بعنوان پدر می‌کند. در این اثر و نیز جان گابری‌یل بورکمان، به ترتیب پدر و مادر، امید خود را در آیند

از تراژیک‌ترین نمایشنامه‌های ایبسن
و یا چهره‌ی مونک در عشق و درد

ایبسن را نمیشناختم تنها از *عروسکخانه* نمایشنامه‌ی دیگرش، مدح های زیادی شنیده بودم. همین باعث شد که پیشنهاد آیلف کوچولو را بپذیرم. حالا که آیلف کوچولو را خوانده ام از اینکه پیشتر نمیشناختمش حسرت میخورم و بیشتر ترغیب میشوم که عروسکخانه را بخوانم. فکر میکنم همین توضیح مشخص کند که چقدر ایبسن را پسندیده

للمسرح نكهة خاصة... لا يشاركه اي شيء من الاعمال الابداعية حيث ان بإمكانه ان يحوّل مشاعر معقدة بحوارات وافكار مركزة.
تحكي المسرحية قصة صراع بين زوجين بعد فقدانهما ولدهما، وكيف بامكانهما التخلص من الحزن والحداد... بل ان موت الطفل كان بداية انبعاث لهما استطاعا من خلاله ان يكشفا الاقنعة والاكاذيب.
من اجل

Lost sons are a regular motif in Ibsen's work. (With the exception of The Wild Duck, they are always sons and not daughters.) Typically, the hero or heroine bases their hopes for the future on this son, but the son is lost as a result of their own corrupt motivations and actions.

Little Eyolf is diff

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