Theatre: The Master Builder
The Master Builder
is a play written by Henrik Ibsen
and published in 1892. The play marks the start of Ibsen's last creative phase. It tells the story of architect Hallvard Solness, a middle-aged, grumpy man who seems to have been giving up on life completely, but hangs on to his position, even if it costs the people around him dearly. Then along comes a young girl, Hilde Wangel, who urges him on to a last push - which eventually kills him.
The play contains examples of these tropes: