History Theatre / Brand

24th Feb '18 10:53:29 AM nombretomado
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* {{Romani}}: Gerd, and the beggarwoman with her child. It is implied in a trowaway line that the bailiff ordered a whole bunch of them arrested, leaving only the destitute mother and her child out in the cold, only to knock at Brand`s door [[ContrivedCoincidence at the most dramatic moment]].



* ScrewedUpFamily: Brand was born into an arranged marriage. His parents never loved or seemed to care for eachother, and the father of Brand`s mother pushed her into it, because the boy she had in mind was poor. So he left with a {{romani}} girl, becoming the father of Gerd.

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* ScrewedUpFamily: Brand was born into an arranged marriage. His parents never loved or seemed to care for eachother, and the father of Brand`s mother pushed her into it, because the boy she had in mind was poor. So he left with a {{romani}} UsefulNotes/{{romani}} girl, becoming the father of Gerd.



* SocietyIsToBlame: Justified with the beggarwoman in the fourth act. ALSO justified in the case of Agnes, who falls victim to this chain of events. To make things clearer: The beggars are actually a band of {{romani}} lawfully arrested by the bailiff, accused of straggling, theft and social disorder. The lone mother is one of the few still going free. Brand can justly blame society for his plight, as it is the obstructive bailiff who unintendedly made things worse for him and Agnes, resulting in her death soon afterwards. It is a fair chance that some of Brand`s outbursts against the officials later on is connected to this fact.

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* SocietyIsToBlame: Justified with the beggarwoman in the fourth act. ALSO justified in the case of Agnes, who falls victim to this chain of events. To make things clearer: The beggars are actually a band of {{romani}} UsefulNotes/{{romani}} lawfully arrested by the bailiff, accused of straggling, theft and social disorder. The lone mother is one of the few still going free. Brand can justly blame society for his plight, as it is the obstructive bailiff who unintendedly made things worse for him and Agnes, resulting in her death soon afterwards. It is a fair chance that some of Brand`s outbursts against the officials later on is connected to this fact.



* WhiteMansBurden: The {{romani}} case invokes the trope. The Bailiff puts on a dark tone when he callously arrests them for jaywalking, and ousts them from the municipality. Brand himself invokes it when the beggar woman on his doorstep clearly is one (although he and Agnes probably would have helped her anyway).

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* WhiteMansBurden: The {{romani}} UsefulNotes/{{romani}} case invokes the trope. The Bailiff puts on a dark tone when he callously arrests them for jaywalking, and ousts them from the municipality. Brand himself invokes it when the beggar woman on his doorstep clearly is one (although he and Agnes probably would have helped her anyway).
24th Feb '18 10:53:16 AM nombretomado
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* NotBloodSiblings: Brand and Gerd. Gerds father, a poor young man, loved Brand´s mother, who discarded him. She married the wealthy man who became the father of Brand, while the boy went to live with the local stragglers (actually {{romani}} stock), and became the father of Gerd...

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* NotBloodSiblings: Brand and Gerd. Gerds father, a poor young man, loved Brand´s mother, who discarded him. She married the wealthy man who became the father of Brand, while the boy went to live with the local stragglers (actually {{romani}} UsefulNotes/{{romani}} stock), and became the father of Gerd...
26th Nov '17 10:40:20 AM nombretomado
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** "The world", as defined by the entity passing for Agnes in the fifth act, hinting of a dualistic christian view, where the physical world are to be shrugged off anyway. In {{gnosticism}}, this world is technically evil.

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** "The world", as defined by the entity passing for Agnes in the fifth act, hinting of a dualistic christian view, where the physical world are to be shrugged off anyway. In {{gnosticism}}, UsefulNotes/{{gnosticism}}, this world is technically evil.
11th Jun '17 5:57:29 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* RocksFallEeveryoneDies: Variation, because it is a glacier - that would be ''great chunks of ice'' falling down and killing everyone. A rare non-game example.

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* RocksFallEeveryoneDies: RocksFallEveryoneDies: Variation, because it is a glacier - that would be ''great chunks of ice'' falling down and killing everyone. A rare non-game example.
11th Jun '17 5:54:41 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* RocksFallEeveryoneDies: Variation, because it is a glacier - that would be ''great chunks of ice'' falling down and killing everyone. A rare non-game example.
9th Nov '16 10:59:09 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Brand, daring what everybody else thinks is impossible. He braves unsafe ice in the first act, deemed to crack at the weight of a man, and later, he braves a wild storm in a nutshell of a boat. Both times, he does this [[IncrediblyLamePun for the sole purpose of saving souls]]. So, yes, he is a {{badass preacher}} if nothing else.
** When Agnes decides to get in the boat with him, she shows herself to be [[ActionGirl equally badass]].



* GenreDeconstruction: Brand is arguably {{the hero}}, and even lampshades his own heroic efforts. His view of God is also a rather heroic one ([[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]] lookalike and old testament {{Badass}}). But Ibsen would not have been Ibsen if he did not at least try to deconstruct the hero tropes. And seemingly Brand does not fit his actual environment at all, and his larger than life visions is almost, but not quite, lost on his fellow men. If not, someone with actual power is there to stop him. Hence, tragedy ensues.

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* GenreDeconstruction: Brand is arguably {{the hero}}, and even lampshades his own heroic efforts. His view of God is also a rather heroic one ([[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]] lookalike and old testament {{Badass}}).badass). But Ibsen would not have been Ibsen if he did not at least try to deconstruct the hero tropes. And seemingly Brand does not fit his actual environment at all, and his larger than life visions is almost, but not quite, lost on his fellow men. If not, someone with actual power is there to stop him. Hence, tragedy ensues.



* {{Muggles}}: The greater lot of the cast. Notably, Brand gets their attention when he goes {{badass}} in the second act. They end up {{useful idiot}}s in the fifth act, and then become canon fodder at the end of the play because the author willed it so...

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* {{Muggles}}: The greater lot of the cast. Notably, Brand gets their attention when he goes {{badass}} badass in the second act. They end up {{useful idiot}}s in the fifth act, and then become canon fodder at the end of the play because the author willed it so...
1st Nov '16 1:27:58 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Brand is left alone in the mountains, to cope with TheDarkSide all by himself. He actually pisses it off, and is left alone, to eventually be comforted by Gerd.
22nd Oct '16 9:35:17 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* NotListeningToMeAreYou: After their first meeting with Brand, Agnes reacts with StunnedSilence, while Einar tries to shrug it off. He tries to direct her attention towards the sea and the skyline, and their further plans, in a short, but quite beautiful monologue. At the end of it, he tries to adress her more directly, asking her if she saw anything at all. She answers with a distracted "yes, but did you notice..." clearly lost in the words of Brand. The first sign that Einar is about to lose her forever.
6th Oct '16 3:56:05 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** When Brand resists TheFinalTemptation, and the being in question leaves with a scream, Gerd shows up immeditely afterwards, and asks him if he "saw the hawk", and Brand states that he just saw it flee. Moments before that, Brand stated that "it" left like a hawk. LampshadeHanging if ever there was one.

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** When Brand resists TheFinalTemptation, and the being in question leaves with a scream, Gerd shows up immeditely immediately afterwards, and asks him if he "saw the hawk", and Brand states that he just saw it flee. Moments before that, Brand stated that "it" left like a hawk. LampshadeHanging if ever there was one.
6th Oct '16 3:55:27 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** When Brand resists the FinalTemptation, and the being in question leaves with a scream, Gerd shows up immeditely afterwards, and asks him if he "saw the hawk", and Brand states that he just saw it flee. Moments before that, Brand stated that "it" left like a hawk. LampshadeHanging if ever there was one.

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** When Brand resists the FinalTemptation, TheFinalTemptation, and the being in question leaves with a scream, Gerd shows up immeditely afterwards, and asks him if he "saw the hawk", and Brand states that he just saw it flee. Moments before that, Brand stated that "it" left like a hawk. LampshadeHanging if ever there was one.
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