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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Asta had dressed up for Alfred when he came home after six weeks. She was ready for him, and he just went to bed. Pity.

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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Asta Rita had dressed up for Alfred when he came home after six weeks. She was ready for him, and he just went to bed. Pity.


* DeadLittleSister: Eyolf after the first act.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Rita consciously ships Asta and Borgheim - justified because that will make Asta leave her and Alfred.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Both Alfred and Rita clings to Asta at one point, wishing her to be the replacement for Eyolf. Asta is sensible enough to [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere leave them to their fate]].


* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Asta decides to leave on the spot, and follows Borgheim. She could not bear the tension building in the Allmers couple.



{{Yandere}}: Rita becomes this more and more throughout the play.

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* {{Yandere}}: Rita becomes this more and more throughout the play.Rita. Her antics get worse as time goes on.


* ArcWords: "Human responsibility". This is the name of the thesis Alfred is writing, and seemingly never gets to finish

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* ArcWords: "Human responsibility". This is the name of the thesis Alfred is writing, and seemingly never gets to finishfinish. Also the "law of transition", also phrased many times.



* DiesWideOpen: Eyolf was found lying under the water close by the pier, his eyes staring upwards.



* MadnessMantra: When Rita begins to crack up, she has a feeling that the ticking clock constantly repeats the words "floating crutch" over and over. She also repeats them herself.



* OutDamnedSpot: Rita feels the eyes of her son follows her everywhere, and she can´t get rid of them.



* SanitySlippage: Rita gets pretty close during the last act of the play.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Alfred had Asta wearing his laid off clothes when she was little. ''And he called her Eyolf''.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Alfred had Asta wearing his laid off clothes when she was little. ''And he called her Eyolf''.Eyolf''.
{{Yandere}}: Rita becomes this more and more throughout the play.


* ArcWords: "Human responsibility". This is the name of the thesis Alfred is writing, and seemingly never gets to finish.

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* ArcWords: "Human responsibility". This is the name of the thesis Alfred is writing, and seemingly never gets to finish.finish
* AuthorAvatar: Alfred. He is a writer who loves to walk in the mountains. So did Ibsen.


* HecateSisters: Asta is the maiden, Rita is the mother, and the "rat maid" is obviously the crone.

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* HecateSisters: TheHecateSisters: Asta is the maiden, Rita is the mother, and the "rat maid" is obviously the crone.


* BettyAndVeronica: Rita and Asta, of course. Rita has the "Veronica" trait.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Rita and Asta, of course. Rita has the "Veronica" trait.trait to Alfred`s Archie.



* {{Foil}}: The play has two foils. Asta is a foil to Rita, while Borgheim is a foil to Alfred. The two men represent a spiritual side (Alfred is a thinker), and a practical side (Borgheim is building roads). The women has a rather aggressive and sexually explicit Rita, and a more introvert Asta.

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* {{Foil}}: The play has two foils. Asta is a foil to Rita, while Borgheim is a foil to Alfred. The two men represent a spiritual side (Alfred is a thinker), and a practical side (Borgheim is building roads). The women has a rather aggressive and sexually explicit Rita, and a more introvert and "innocent" Asta.



* HecateSisters: Asta is the maiden, Rita is the mother, and the "rat maid" is obviously the crone.



* MaidenAunt: Asta, of course. She is unmarried, a school teacher, and the alleged sister of Alfred.

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* MaidenAunt: Asta, of course. She is unmarried, a school teacher, and the alleged sister of Alfred. Note that she is the ''younger'' sister of Alfred, and thus not an OldMaid per se.


* LoveTriangle: Rita, Alfred and Asta, his half sister. Also the engineer Borgheim, Asta and Alfred (and possibly Asta, Rita and Borgheim).

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* LoveTriangle: Rita, Alfred and Asta, his half sister. Also the engineer Borgheim, Asta and Alfred (and possibly Asta, Rita and Borgheim). Borgheim).
* MaidenAunt: Asta, of course. She is unmarried, a school teacher, and the alleged sister of Alfred.


* ItsAllAboutMe: Rita is quite clear this one.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rita is quite clear on this one.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rita is quite clear this one.


* ShoutOut: To ''Literature/ThePiedPiperAtHamelin''. The "rat maiden" fills in for the piper, and the child who gets smitten, is Eyolf, of course.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Literature/ThePiedPiperAtHamelin''.''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The "rat maiden" fills in for the piper, and the child who gets smitten, is Eyolf, of course.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Literature/ThePiedPiperAtHamelin''. The "rat maiden" fills in for the piper, and the child who gets smitten, is Eyolf, of course.

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